Award-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet felt privileged and inspired when
offered to work in Verona Arena with the spectacular live show Intimissimi On Ice.
At the same, this was his first opportunity to deploy SGM’s LED luminaires in his
Show director, Francisco Negrin, describes the elegant ice-skating show as “a
generator of the energy of shadows and light’. The two acts depict very different
aspects, where Act I starts with the dark energy in violent and chaotic forms
exploring the dark sides of male/female relationships with both loneliness and
desire. The desire turns into passionate lust and then into real love. Act II,
however, is about light, joy, playfulness culminating in a celebrational finale.
For such an impressive and emotional show, lighting played an essential role. And
with a lighting designer on board internationally recognised for his lighting for large
scale live performances, many versatile effects were taken into use.
“I have a particular interest in working on productions, which rely on a bold lighting
design to engage the audience and tell the story. I love collaborating with creative
and technical teams to make thrilling live shows’, says Bruno Poet.
Bruno Poet opted for a SGM LED solution. “These LED lights provided the most
flexible solution for the jobs I needed them to do. There are no conventional
fixtures that could have been used in this way. I see it as choosing the best tool for
Rental company, Musical Box, from Verona supplied 150 SGM RGBA SixPack LED
blinders, containing each six individually controllable 40W outputs, and 82 SGM P-5
RGBW wash lights, receiving the lighting designer’s full recommendations for their
handling of the entire process.
The impressive facilities of Verona Arena demanded for an extraordinary
presentation while at the same time providing some challenges for the lighting
designer in the sense of there being no roof structure. “It’s a technical challenge
when you cannot hang lights overhead, and have to protect all the equipment from
the rain. Another issue is dealing with the ice and the projection – any light that hits
the surface of the ice kills the projection, and any backlight reflects off the ice and
blinds the audience,’ says Poet.
Selecting lighting fixtures from SGM eliminated the need for protecting the lights as
they are IP65 rated, which was one of the main reasons for the designer to specify
them for this show and for a future outdoor project in Bregenz.
The many SGM luminaires where deployed for different effects and purposes for
Intimissimi On Ice.
Such came about the magnificent journey of the show interpreted by international
ice-skating champions accompanied by lyrical and pop music featuring special guest
star, Ellie Goulding. The producers and creative teams for both live show and TV
show were all delighted, informs Poet as he is already well into his next exciting