Tiësto – for three consecutive years voted the World’s Best DJ by DJ Magazine – had his recent show at the 7,000 capacity Marina Santa Aldeia venue in Sao Paolo lit with Robe moving lights controled via an Avolites Pearl console. It was part of a Brasilian tour by the Dutch born artist.
Absolute Lighting supplied the equipment to the show, for a design by Welder Rogers, which was programmed and operated by Absolute’s Paulinho.
Absolute is one of Brasil’s leading rental companies, based in Sao Paulo, and supplying lighting, crew, and expertise to a whole range of different lighting genres including concerts and touring shows, live venues, television productions, and architectural projects.
With one of the largest moving light inventories in the area, they were asked to provide both the moving and generic light specification for the Tiësto show.
The layout was a massive dancefloor with a stage at one end. Rogers’ design featured 24 Robe Wash 575 XTs, 24 Spot 575 XTs, and four ColorSpot 1200 fixtures. These were positioned all across the roof of the venue, attached to the venue’s permanent trussing structure, with some units also on the stage floor.
Being a high energy all night dance event, the units received a good work out. They were in action constantly for 14 hours, used to produce a myriad of effects for the audience, helping Tiësto’s blistering, trancey set come alive with beam and gobo projections.