The Holiday on Ice ‘Time’ show is back on the road with a new creative team and a new look, with lighting and visuals designed by Jeffrey Goes from Amsterdam based creative design practice Live Legends and a lighting rig featuring over 170 Robe moving lights.
Holiday on Ice producer Kiki Venhuizen and new executive producer Jay Smith contacted Live Legends when looking for a new integrated design that would encompass lighting and video visuals for the re-launch of ‘Time’ (the original show name was ‘Speed’), which has been a big hit with audiences throughout Europe.
"Holiday on Ice was looking for a fresh approach,” said Jeffrey who has been using Robe products in his work for about four years, and it’s now one of the go-to lighting brands for him and others in the Live Legends’ design team. The show includes a lively and diverse mix of music, from orchestral classics to vintage Frank Sinatra, musical blockbusters to rock ‘n’ roll and the latest pumping EDM tracks, all of it fluidly choreographed into a pacey collage of drama and style and movement.
Lighting and video needed to match the velocity and all the contrasts, so while there was lots of scope it was also a real challenge. "We really needed to create a huge range of looks and atmospheres” says Jeffrey, "for which Robe BMFL Spots, 46 Pointes and 71 CycFX 8s were an ideal solution.”
Fifty-four BMFL Spots, which Jeffrey loves, were picked for their brightness, colours, gobos, speed and beam looks. "They can simply do so much produce so many different effects” he enthuses, adding that as with the Pointes, they needed fixtures that could do several jobs to cover the range of music and moods of the show segments.
Jeffrey and his colleagues at Live Legends have been specifying Robe regularly in their designs since the Pointe was launched in 2013. "This fixture really put Robe on the map for us,” he said. During one of his visits to the Robe factory in the Czech Republic, he caught a glimpse of the BMFL in pre-production, which made him realise that Robe was "seriously upping the game”, and since the launch of the BMFL series in late 2014, he’s been a firm advocate of the brand.
The Holiday on Ice ‘Time’ show is currently touring Germany until February and from March in France.
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