Robe illuminates Offer Nissim at Pride Tel Aviv

NEO Media

Pride, celebrating all aspects of LGBTQ+ culture and life was staged in Ganei Yehoshua Park in north Tel Aviv, culminating in two days of one of the biggest events of the year in Israel. This year Offer Nissim took the stage with a lighting rig comprising multiple Robe fixtures.

Lighting Designer Elad Cohen worked alongside DJ Offer Nissim at the celebration and specified the rig including Robe MegaPointes, Spiiders and ESPRITES. Cohen explained: “We wanted to make a massive impact with the show and the whole performance.”

Taking place on a 72m wide stage, designed by Rubi & Gal Studio and Art Director Shimon Shirazi for Vivo producers and built by Stage Design. Lighting and audio was supplied by Argaman System video was provided by Clean LED with 470m of neon flex coming from LED Art. Lasers were supplied by Omri Silver and pyrotechnics by Mega Night.

Cohen emphasised that to light electronic music well is to have multiple layers of visuality that will work harmoniously together to produce spectacular results that support the music and the artists.

“MegaPointes are a go-to building block for me,” Cohen enthused. “The multifunctional fixture’s versatility and brightness make it ideal for this task, like any genre of electronic music, speed is a lightshow must.”

Rigged along the back of the set were 24 ESPRITES that shoot down onto the stage and sweep across the audience area, with 14 of the 56 MegaPointes being located behind the set LED screens for blow-through effects, the rest were dotted around the stage floor and used for the bursting gobo and laser-like beam looks that rounded Nissim’s set off.  

When creating the layers of the visual design, Cohen emphasised the cruciality of being able to see and differentiate between the waves of moving light effects: “Each layer and look needs to be clean, well defined and stand out in its own right. Only then can the differentiated layers have maximum impact. These Robe moving lights are among the best for achieving these specific looks.” Cohen commented.

Cohen also used 30 Robe Spiiders which were deployed on the stage floor where their zoom feature was perfect for lighting all the scenic elements and props. With Nissim playing a completely distinct set for each show the elements of surprise help: “Produce a brand new and unique experience each time”.