Ghibli performs to perfection in Spain’s most popular musicals
Madrid is currently hosting some of the greatest and most famous musical shows from Broadway, in which Ayrton Ghibli™ spot fixtures are delivering masses of quality light and colour whilst ensuring superb energy efficiency.
Ayrton, has spent recent years launching high-end products that have established it as one of the top lighting brands for powerful, innovative fixtures and unbeatable quality/price ratio, and Ghibli has proved one of the fastest to be adopted as a ‘must-have’ fixture across the industry.
No less than 22 units of this moving head fixture have been incorporated into the popular and acclaimed musical West Side Story at Madrid’s Teatro Calderón, in a richly coloured lighting design by Carlos Torrijos and Juan Gómez Cornejo, with lighting production by Proyect-Arte. In this ground-breaking show, the Shakespearean story of Romeo and Juliet is famously transported to New York, where the Montesco and the Capuleto are transformed into two street gangs fighting for control of the streets. In the precisely defined box set, Ghibli’s compact dimensions and pin-sharp framing system provides the perfect complement for this classic of Broadway, full of colour and filled with vintage atmosphere.
In another venue across town, El Médico, the acclaimed new musical based on the bestselling book by Noah Gordon, shines out at Teatro Nuevo Apolo under a total of 17 Ghibli fixtures.
Set in the XI century, El Médico tells the story of Rob J. Cole, an orphan who, after years of travelling as a peddler of pain remedies, decides to undertake a trip to Persia to become a doctor. In this stage production by Spika and Escrito en las Estrellas, lighting designer, Luis Perdiguero, uses Ghibli’s gobo selection to lead the scenography, recreating textures and patterns that are reminiscent of forests, desert dunes and even the majesty of a Persian royal palace.
“The invincible Ghibli has been the most popular fixture among lighting designers in recent months,” says Stonex’s brand manager for Ayrton, Miguel Ángel Valera.
“With a low-etendue monochromatic light source calibrated at 6500K, Ghibli is able to produce a light output of 23,000 lumens, all sustained by just 800W power consumption.
Bearing in mind its great power, Ghibli has proved itself to be the complete option for any type of show, in medium to large venues.”
Ghibli’s great versatility is due to its sophisticated colour mix system, providing CMY colour mixing, variable CTO colour temperature correction, a fixed colour wheel with six complementary colours and a high CRI filter, all of which make it perfect for shows that requires vibrant colours, either pastels or saturated.
Text: Julie Harper
Photos: © Nacho Arias
© Javier Naval