NEW ALAMEIN, EGYPT – “Bedazzling!” The word cropped up often when the press described the outfits Jennifer Lopez wore during her first-ever Egyptian concert in August. Stopping in the beautiful Mediterranean coast city of New Alamein as part of her “It’s My Party” tour to celebrate her 50th birthday, the star did indeed bedazzle her audience with a dynamic performance, and a glittering array of outfits that ranged from a romantic red top and skirt, to an all-gold ensemble, to a neon green body suit.
However, the chic attire worn by Lopez wasn’t the only source of brilliant color enlivening the stage. Also dazzling was the deeply saturated hues from 60 CHAUVET Professional Rogue R3 Wash fixtures supplied by Prolite.
“Rabih Mokbel, one of the most prominent concert organizers in Egypt, retained Prolite to provide the rig for this event because of our reputation,” said Baher George, General Manager of Prolite. “We recommended the Rogue fixtures for this project because of their output and color; and Mr. Mokbel and the LD agreed. “Ahmed Aziz did a magnificent job bringing the fixtures into Egypt so we could use them for this show.”
Drawing on the 12° to 49° zoom range of the Rogue R3 Wash, Litchmore was able to effect dramatic changes in coverage areas. This allowed him to create close intimate lighting in mellow hues for the star’s more reflective songs, then spread
out to create a panorama of light for the bigger and bolder dance numbers.
Along with the flexible Rogue R3 Wash, the hard work of the production crew helped make the lighting a success. “Everyone contributed to the great outcome,” said Baher George. “My partner Maged Fikry, and all of the Prolite team members like Maged Safwat for stage lighting, Hesham Safwat for venue lighting, Mena Makram on the consoles and LED screens, and Ali Saber, head of the technical crew, all deserve a lot of credit.”
When the concert was over, the Jennifer Lopez crew praised the show’s production. “The reaction of the J Lo people was very rewarding to us,” said Baher George. “This was a big event in Egypt, and our crew showed what they’re capable of doing—so did our Rogue lights.”