The Pavilion Dance Centre in the southern coastal city of Bournemouth, England, has just opened with new lighting equipment from ETC, including six Selador® Vivid-R™ LED fixtures.
The gear, which was supplied by Audio Light Systems, also includes an ETC Congo® jr lighting control console with fader wing, Source Four® Zoom spotlights, two Sensor®+ dimmer racks, and a non-dim control panel custom built for the project by ETC.
“We originally specified another manufacturer’s LED washlights two years ago,” explains Andy Stone, the theater consultant who worked on the project for Drama by Design. “But by the time we came to place the order, Selador had been released by ETC -- and they worked out cheaper and better. I like the light output and excellent color rendering, as well as the smooth dimming and excellent range of lenses, so I’m busy specifying Selador on a number of different projects across the UK.”
“It was intended that the Dance Centre would share technical staff with sister venues -- the Pavilion Theatre and Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) -- both of which already had ETC Congo desks installed, so when it came to the specification for the Dance Centre, it made sense to get a similar desk.” “The idea was to create a regional dance center for the southwest of England, says Stone. “It’s housed in a rear part of the Pavilion Theatre, an art deco theatre built in the 1920s.” The Dance Centre just opened in September and is operated by Pavilion Dance in partnership with BH LIVE and Bournemouth Borough Council. The 180-seat performance auditorium and two rehearsal studios offer dance classes for all ages and abilities, as well as world-class performances and space for dance artists.
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