Latin singer Pepe Aguilar, has revived the tradition with his Jaripeo Sin Fronteras equestrian show, steeped in 3 generations of Aguilar performers and updated with dynamic lighting effects from Elation Professional.
On 26 May 2018 in Mexico City’s Palacio de los Deportes, Pepe Aguilar presented his Jaripeo show with lighting accompaniment from 40 Elation Professional Platinum FLX hybrid moving heads and 22 Elation SixPar 200 IP colour-changing Par lights with Antari F-7 Smaze units used for atmospherics and a thin layer of mid-air projection haze.
The Jaripeo, a Mexican equestrian show that includes horse riders and bull riding, traditional Mexican costumes, and regional music like Mariachi or Banda, has been modernized using video mapping and dynamic lighting effects. Jaripeo Sin Fronteras mixes tradition with modern technology to re-invent the great shows of the past and create a new show to remember.
Responsible for the lighting design was Ricardo Ortiz with technical production by Equipos Apolo. The Elation Professional equipment was chosen for its power and range of colours while an Elation IP65 multi-environmental rating was important for fixtures located alongside the arena itself.
The Elation Professional SixPar 200 IP units with its six-colour LED chip, including UV, were located around the centre of the venue and used to illuminate the traditional costumes, the Charro suit for men and Adelita dress for female riders, in glowing colour.
The Elation Professional SixPar’s IP65 rating not only protects against water but is also dust tight which was important as the venue filled with dust from multiple equine and bull riding acts.
The animals influenced the lighting in another way as well. As horses fright easily, the automated fixtures were kept from moving too quickly, making abrupt changes or blinding the animals.
The Elation Platinum FLX moving heads were positioned on each side of the square that surrounded the centre of the arena, 10 per side, and used mostly to create texture and colour onto the audience, although when there were no animals in the act they were also used to light the centre of the arena.