Robe Lights Up Record-Breaking Magic Show

Photo: Ralph Larmann

Cologne-based visual design company mo2 recently used 200 Robe lighting fixtures for the latest tour from Germany’s Ehrlich Brothers.

The team, led by Manfred Olma, used 180 Pointes, 20 BMFL Blades and around 1500 other fixtures to help light up the popular magician duo. There were also some Robe PATT 2013’s included from the Ehrlich Brothers standard touring package, all of which was incorporated into the stage set up for this show.

It was the first ever magic show to play a football arena and was certified immediately afterwards as an official World Record for the ‘most viewers at a magic show’ by Guinness World Records in recognition of the 38,503 fans who packed into the venue.

The performance was recorded for DVD and broadcast, with a package of 19 4K cameras and six GoPros also undertaken by mo2.

The stage was constructed at one end of the stadium, and the production made the most of an existing LED screen that had been installed to relay coverage of Euro 2016 and integrated this into the show as a centre stage screen, with the addition of left and right IMAG screens.

The 180 Pointes were rigged over the stage and around the auditorium and used to light the stage, infield and audience. The 20 BMFL Blades were used for key-lighting on the main stage and the B-Stage.

mo2’s Project Manager was Matthias Allhoff. The Lighting Programmer/Operator was Marcus Kromer, who is also LD for the current Ehrlich Brothers tour. Lighting equipment for the stadium show was supplied by the Pool Group.

Programmer/Operator for the TV lighting elements was Tobias Reinartz. The Media Server Operator was Moritz Herdt and the Video Content Designer was Saskia Olma. Max Brokbals provided additional support and assistance at FOH, and the gaffer was Tobias Hann.