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Clay Paky stages lighting seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia
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Clay Paky has joined its Russian partner DOKA for a successful day of learning in St. Petersburg. The seminar, New Technologies for Stage Lighting, was held in St Petersburg at the Comedian’s Refuge Drama Theatre on October 19 2010. 

The event, open to lighting designers, technical directors, rental companies and installers, gave Russian attendees a chance to familiarize themselves with Clay Paky’s latest line of luminaires, the Alpha 1500 and Alpha 700 Series. 

DOKA, a Clay Paky partner since 1994, has had considerable success in conducting seminars across Russia – in Magnitogorsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm and now St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg event was well executed by the DOKA team and attracted over 50 of Russia’s leading stage professionals. 

Alexander Fokichev, general director of DOKA, opened proceedings with an outline of the company’s latest activities and projects including two of Russia’s most high-profile installations – the lighting of the largest concert hall in Russia, the Crocus City Hall, for which Clay Paky supplied 10 Alpha Beam 700, 20 Alpha Beam 300 and 28 Alpha Wash 1200. The audience also heard how DOKA installed equipment at Moscow club Emperia Lounge, including 12 Alpha Spot HPE 300 moving heads and 20 Alpha Beam 300 projectors. 

Other instructors at the seminar were Clay Paky’s Alberico D’Amato and DOKA’s Vasily Litvin who led a technical presentation of the Clay Paky Alpha 700. After the main seminar, attendees were given an opportunity to study the equipment in detail and consult with technical specialists. 

Michael Meckler, chief lighting designer of the Mihajlovsky Imperial Theater, said. “This has been a very useful event. The seminar lasted a couple of hours but I am already overflowing with new information – really good! I’d like to thank DOKA and Clay Paky for an excellent day”.