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Movecat equipment for Roland Kaiser’s arena tour


Movecat_Roland_Kaiser_Eventrookie_Simon_Kropp_webLavish C1 production

He’s sold over 90 million albums, these regularly going gold or platinum, and his concerts are often sold out within hours. We’re talking about Roland Kaiser, whose 2018/19 tour of arenas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland launched on 15 November 2018 in the SACHSEN Arena in Riesa. The last of the 21 shows took place on 24 March 2019 in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle.

Responsible for the rigging and kinetics of the shows was gruppe20 Veranstaltungstechnik of Augsburg. Among the loads requiring moving were six G-LEC walls 2 x 2 metres in area, each with a Robe MegaPointe, and two 2 x 4 metre G-LEC walls, each with two Robe MegaPointes. The total weight per G-LEC wall amounted in some cases therefore to 140 kilos. The positioning was performed using sixteen VMK-S 250-33, sixteen V-Motion 30, and four NDB6, chain hoists von Movecat. These were controlled by a Movecat iMotion Expert T II console.

„This was an exciting and lavish C1 production,“ relates Klaus Mayer of gruppe20, „in which we took full advantage of the Movecat system.“ Adds C1 operator Dominik Sonntag with a wink: „The C1 movements involved almost as many cues as the light show.“

For the rigging, under the direction of Boris Zernikow, an additional forty-seven D8+ drives in the 0.32 t, 0.5 t and 1t weight categories as well as single and two ton D8 hoists were used. The Roland Kaiser shows involved a total rigging load of around 20 tons.

Caption: Roland Kaiser  (Photo: copyright Simon Kropp)

Movecat GmbH
Movecat is currently the only manufacturer of kinetic equipment for the stage anywhere in the world capable of offering practice-tested, certified and genuinely available integrated systems compliant with BGV C1 and SIL3 – these consisting of chain hoists, trolleys, band hoists, winches, turntables, load-measurement systems and networks. The company was founded in 1986 by Andrew and Thomas Abele. The products are developed and manufactured in Germany. Movecat’s kinetic solutions are used in high profile shows, tours and TV productions not only in Germany but throughout the world. The company has garnered a host of distinctions in recent years including the TOP 100 Prize, the German Design Award, the P.I.P.A. Award, the Industry Prize and the VR Prize for Innovation.

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