Art Comes to Life IMMERSIVE FRIDA KAHLO
A Phoenix Rises THE REBUILT ROXY THEATRE
How programmable LED Wearables made audiences part of concert lighting
SUMMER 2022 VOLUME 26 NO . 2
PL & P
PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING & PRODUCTION
PHOTO : COURTESY OF RED EYE MEDIA
CANADA ’ S GOT TALENT
Setting the Stage for an Iconic Franchise
COVER PHOTO : CANADA ’ S GOT TALENT BY JAG GUNDU / ROGERS SPORTS & MEDIA
BRINGING FRIDA KAHLO ’ S ART TO LIFE , PG . 26
PHOTO : TOM PANDI
18 . CANADA ’ S GOT TALENT Setting the Stage for an Iconic Franchise
By A . Leyenhorst Regardless of who emerges as victor on this season of CityTV ’ s Canada ’ s Got Talent , the technical performance is worthy of its own celebration – obviously , bringing one of the world ’ s most popular talent shows back to the broadcast waves demands a high level of production , and all of the teams involved in making it happen have done a splendid job .
22 . BRINGING THE AUDIENCE
INTO THE SHOW Discussing the rapid adoption of LED wearables in concert & event design
By Michael Raine PL & P chats with PixMob President Jean-Olivier Dalphond about the history and evolution of the Montreal-based company that has pioneered a brand-new product category in programmable LED wearables , which has changed the look and experience of largescale shows . Plus , we also speak with Creative Producer Tim Durant about how he has used these products in his shows and designs .
26 . IMMERSIVE FRIDA KAHLO Inside the ground-breaking art & projection exhibit
By Manus Hopkins Technological limitations didn ’ t stop the team at Lighthouse Immersive from transforming a series of venues across North America into living , moving art exhibitions , showcasing not only the work of Frida Kahlo , but also her life and ideas , projected across walls and floors , creating a truly immersive , enthralling experience .
30 . THE ROXY RISES AGAIN Like a phoenix from the ashes , Edmonton ’ s beloved theatre rebuilds from a devastating fi r e
By Kevin Young When the widely-beloved Roxy Theatre burned down in 2015 , it was a devastating blow to Edmonton ’ s theatre community and certainly everyone who worked there . But now , seven years later , through many ups and downs , the theatre has been rebuilt as a versatile multi-stage venue . And while it ’ s a brand-new building , is still pays homage to what was lost .
09 . News Flashes The latest from Canada ’ s lighting , video & production industries
15 . Agenda Your industry event calendar
16 . Northern Lights The Canadian College of Performing Arts , Quebec ’ s Revolution dance competition , and Little Canada .
34 . In Focus Bryan Kenney & Jonathan Stanners
36 . Product Spots New products & technologies for the lighting , video & staging markets
41 . Advertisers ’ Index 44 . Classifieds
46 . Project Update Dermot Kennedy ’ s Better Days tour , the MVM Dome in Budapest & more