Lighting designer Mirash Lekaj used Robe ColorWash and ColorSpot 1200E AT fixtures for the JUMP Broadway finale staged in the Manhattan Studio at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
Break The Floor Productions’ JUMP is an innovative dance experience consisting of weekend dance convention/competitions in cities throughout the US. JUMP combines live rock and hip-hop music with the techniques of tap, jazz, ballet, and modern dance in classes and rehearsals that culminate in a competition and show. At the JUMP Broadway finale, aspiring performers with some of America’s leading choreographers, including judges from Fox’s hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance".
For the JUMP stage, which was an imposing 72’ wide by 40’ deep, LD Lekaj needed plenty of coverage. He also wanted to cut down on the number of conventionals and use more automated fixtures, and the Robe 1200 AT range was an obvious choice. The rig utilized 18 ColorWash 1200E ATs and 16 ColorSpot 1200E ATs. These were placed on the upstage trusses, the mid-stage "X" truss, downstage, and at front of house to produce dramatic beam and gobo effects, both on stage and in the house where some numbers were performed.
Other fixtures on the rig included 90 ETC Source Four® PARs and 24 ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals for front light. Lekaj used an Avolites Pearl console to control the lights. Lighting for this concept show was supplied by Circuit Lighting, a production company and rental house.