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ROBE FOR SAMAS 2016

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The 2016 South African Music Awards (SAMAs), one of the highest profile events on the SA music calendar, was again staged at the Durban ICC Arena, broadcast live on SABC1 and enjoyed by an audience of 3000. For the first time, lighting was designed by Robert Grobler … who incorporated over 200 Robe fixtures on the rig which was supplied by Gearhouse South Africa.

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

SNIPPET SEPTEMBER 2016

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Gearhouse observed Heritage month in 2016 with a bit of fun in a seriously busy month. Staff arrived at work on Fri 23rd September in whatever they believed best represented their heritage, including some full traditional regalia across all branches of the company to acknowledge and celebrate our very diverse work force. Unity in Diversity!

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

TOTAL CONTROL

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TELLING THE ORIGIN STORY OF THE SHAOLIN MONKS,

Shaolin is the kind of touring production the monks have become famous for. Combining extraordinary feats of human endurance, martial arts demonstrations and traditional Chinese music, the theatrical spectacular serves to highlight exactly what is possible when you put your mind to it.

In a show such as this where miscalculations can have the most severe consequences, planning is key. This goes for every aspect from the choreography to the technical requirements. As such, it should not be surprising that the recent Big Concerts promoted Johannesburg run of the production was one of the smoothest jobs possible for local theatre specialists, Splitbeam.

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

MAPPING A PATHWAY TO THE STARS

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A Night with the Stars, a showcase piece for the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company and Born To Perform (a platform created by Creative Directors, Gemma Marinus Donnelly and Matthew Marinus to create professional opportunities in the Performing Arts Industry for talented children and teens) took place at the UJ Arts Centre on 27th and 28th May 2016.

The collaboration celebrated the talented youth of South Africa and featured budding performers from a variety of genres. It was also the producing and directing debut for award-winning composer and arranger Bryan Schimmel. Schimmel sits on the board of Directors at the Youth Orchestra Company and is passionate about promoting a musical culture within the youth of South Africa.

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

GEARHOUSE - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF LIVE EVENTS

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"Welcome to Tomorrow" was the catch phrase used to introduce some of Gearhouse Group's latest technology to 600 of the organisation's top clients and suppliers. The launch was housed in the inaugural build of the Maxi Dome Lite Venue, a bespoke temporary structure designed and built in South Africa by Gearhouse In2Structures, the Group's specialist design and manufacturing company.

One of the selling points of the In2Structures Dome Venues is their ability to transform any stretch of land into an event space within 4 to 5 days and this build was a prime example. Guests were transported to the "future of events" as they stepped from a hot and dusty Bezuidenhout Valley car park into the climate-controlled, theatrical environment of the new venue.

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

SYSTEM SOLUTIONS THE RIGHT FIT FOR GE AFRICAN INNOVATION CENTRE

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US multinational GE officially opened the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg in June this year – one of ten centres globally, and the first in Africa. The impressive building features an exhibition/experience centre on the ground floor dominated by interactive displays and immersive digital technologies, installed and integrated by the Johannesburg branch of System Solutions, the well-known South African AV systems Integrator.

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

SDS EXPANDS SCREEN STOCKHOLDING

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SDS invests in new technology

Sets, Drapes, Screen (SDS) took delivery of an additional 14 AV Stumpfl screens (a mixture of the manufacturer-patented FullWhite® borderless screens and wide-format screens), this May. The new stock will be evenly deployed between the Cape Town and Johannesburg branches to ensure a mirrored stock holding in both centres.

Jun 26, 2016 Read More

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