Chauvet lights the Dalai Lama

Aug. 24, 2011
Date Announced: 24 Aug 2011 Fayetteville, Ark. – Chauvet, a leading manufacturer of professional lighting, announces the main stage of Bud Walton Arena, on the campus of University of Arkansas [link:], was lit by 20 COLORado™ 1 Tri Tour wash lights for a special event featuring the Dalai Lama [link:]. The fixtures were specified and installed by TES Productions [link:], based in Tulsa, Okla. The stage was swathed in red curtains accented by two gold curtains elegantly gathered with gold rope. These flanked the minimal seating needed for the lecture series: two sets of two gold armchairs placed on either side of a red loveseat accented by small wooden tables. A lectern was perched stage right. All of these elements were downlit by the 20 COLORado™ 1 Tri Tour wash lights from a proscenium truss. “I am very glad we bought COLORado™ 1 Tri Tour fixtures,” Aaron Brown, lighting designer and director for TES Productions, said. “I specifically like the control over color temperature. We shot video of this event and required 3200 K as a white light—the correct color temperature for television. COLORado™ 1 Tri Tour lights offer better flood lighting at a wider angle. They don’t diffuse when we needed a wider dispersion and they don’t produce as harsh of a white light. COLORado™ 1 Tri Tour is phenomenal for an LED light.” The Dalai Lama appeared in two forums when he visited the university. There was a morning panel discussion entitled Turning Swords into Ploughshares: The Many Paths of Non-Violence. He also delivered a keynote address entitled Non-Violence in the New Century: The Way Forward.The Dalai Lama was joined by two other iconic figures of non-violence: Sister Helen Prejean, the death-row activist whose opposition to the death penalty inspired her book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States; and Vincent Harding, whose career in the African-American freedom movement began in 1958, working alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., which included writing King's speech against the Vietnam War, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.

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