The stunning Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, the country’s historically and culturally
significant national theatre located right in the heart of capital San Jose … has made
its first purchase of Robe moving lights … choosing the LED DLS Profile.
This important move was instigated by the theatre’s technical director, Claudio
Schifanni and the eight DLS Profile units were delivered by Mas Musica also based
in San Jose, which is a Robe distributor in Costa Rica.
As the most important theatre in the country, and renowned for its acclaimed and
world class creative productions, this is major news, and underlines a commitment
by the theatre to embrace the latest and best LED lighting technologies available.
The theatre is both a producing and a receiving house, and stages at least three
shows a week. They wanted a “best quality’ LED moving light product and started
looking at Robe’s DL range which has been specially developed for theatre and
Claudio also looked at other options, but following a shoot-out and due to the
increasing international recognition and profile of Robe, particularly in the last two
years, he decided that the brand and the DL product line were the best option to
meet the many demands of visiting productions, and also to meet their own
standards of technical excellence.
They wanted powerful fixtures with lower power consumption and absolutely no
compromises in the quality of light output if it was an LED source. They also needed
fixtures that are versatile to cover the wide range of shows and performance
genres staged there.
Adoption of LED fixtures in installations and theatre in particular is still in its early
stages in Latin America, comments Robe’s regional sales manager for Latam,
Guillermo Traverso, but he reckons about five minutes into a DL range product
demo … people really start seeing that they have the best of both worlds “The
quality is there, plus all the main features of a conventional source are present in
the LED fixture’.
It’s a quiet running unit with very smooth dimming and shutters. Power consumption
is dramatically reduced … and ongoing maintenance costs are minimal compared to
a conventional profile.
So the move was a bold one and “Something that we are all extremely proud of’
The theatre’s house crew already love the fixtures as do all the visiting LDs who
have encountered them so far. They have been impressed with the colour range and
just how well the DLSs can emulate tungsten characteristics – a feature that Robe
has spent considerable effort in fine-tuning.
“The product is excellent and the Robe brand id absolutely world class.’ stated
Claudio in conclusion.