CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – Fifteen years after winning the Mexican reality/talent show “La Academia”, Carlos Rivera is still finding new ways to connect to audiences and stir passions. The award-winning singer and actor is demonstrating this on his current tour of South America, Mexico and the United States in support of his latest album, Guerra.
Rivera’s heartfelt performances of hits like “Regrésame Mi Corazón” and “Bendita Tu Vida” resonate with deep emotive power as they explore issues of love and life. At his tour’s recent stops in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, Mexico, lighting designer Daniel “Gacela” Romero underscored this emotional force with a richly textured lightshow that featured CHAUVET Professional fixtures, supplied by Pro Audio Solutions.
Romero chose 12 Maverick MK1 Hybrids, 12 Maverick MK3 Wash luminaires, 14 Maverick MK2 Spots, and 24 Rogue R2 Washes to amp up his tour design. The Maverick fixtures anchored his show, creating lush, bold colors, crisp evocative gobos and smooth, even fields of light.
Drawing on the overlapping 8- and 4-facet prisms, as well as the versatile gobo package of the Maverick MK1 Hybrid fixtures, Romero created an array of captivating looks that reflected the different transcendent moods conveyed by his client’s music. The Maverick MK2 Spot units contributed exciting aerial effects and specials to the show, while the Maverick MK3 Washes bathed the stage in captivating colors.
¨With the CHAUVET Professional Maverick fixtures, the pixels were fundamental during the design,” said Romero. “I used them in extended mode to take advantage of their flexibility, and because of the precision they offer with their pixel effects and chases.”
At the Ciudad Juárez venue, Romero faced the challenge of working a room with a 15-meter high ceiling. This required fixtures with wide beam angles to cover the space. The Maverick and Rogue fixtures easily met this challenge, ensuring that the entire area was endowed with even fields of light.
With the emotional scope and depth of his music, Carlos Rivera possesses an uncanny ability to move people. Thanks to the balanced, multi-faceted and deeply engaging lightshow created by this gifted designer in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, audiences had a beautiful visual accompaniment to savor on their journey.