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The new Teatro del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina recently hosted a rendition of "The Nutcracker," which featured a Ruben Conde lighting design with a collection of CHAUVET Professional fixtures.

The design was installed by NASH Ingeniería and included Maverick MK2 Washes, Maverick MK1 Hybrids, Ovation C-640FC cycloramas, STRIKE 4 multi formatted fixtures, and COLORdash Par-Quad 18s.

“There are a number of reasons why we added the Chauvet fixtures,” said lighting designer Fabricio Ballarati, who oversaw the upgrade project. “Teatro del Bicentenario is a very popular attraction that plays a wide variety of roles in the cultural life of this region. The new fixtures greatly increase our flexibility in terms of creating designs for different types of productions.”

The six Maverick MK2 Wash units helped to increase the flexibility of the theatre’s lighting system. Ballarati noted that the wide (7º-49º) zoom range of the RGBW LED moving fixture allowed designers to vary coverage areas. 

“The large aperture of this fixture makes it an excellent wash over the entire stage,” he said. “Also, the color mixing is very homogenous which permitted us to create the necessary environment for any show.” 

Teatro del Bicentenario’s new house rig also includes six Maverick MK1 Hybrids, which are used to accent prominent scenes in theatrical productions. 

“The great output of light in Spot Mode, together with the gobos and colors gives a really nice luster to the stage,” said Ballarati. “We have not used these fixtures in beam mode yet, but their output is truly astonishing.” 

The theatre used ten Ovation C-640FC fixtures for backwashing, and the COLORdash Par-Quad 18 washes in the rig provided color.

 “The amber LED in the COLORdash greatly helped highlight the details of the gold in the scenery in El Cascanueces ('The Nutcracker'),” said Ballarati. “We can complement different colors for different scenic elements quite easily with this color mixing fixture.” 

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