Cedric Duré’s is the 15-year old making a name for himself in the world of entertainment lighting.
Demonstrating a level of nuanced sophistication far beyond his years, the Antwerp teen has been immersing crowds with deeply evocative lighting designs that command attention without detracting from the performance on stage. This was evident in a recent sold out show that he did for DJ DIVS (16-year old David Demuynck) at Gildenhuis Reet, using a rig anchored by CHAUVET Professional fixtures supplied by BOS Events.
“The main goal of this event was not to make money, but to show the world what we can do and that age is not a mattering factor,” said Cedric, who worked with friend vee jay Nikolay Gelshtein, on the show, which was run with a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console. “Club DIVS 2019 was the first edition but we want to do this every year. Club DIVS 2020 will take place on September 18th in the same venue. We hope we can go to two events per year soon in different locations.”
A group of six of the Rogue R2 Wash fixtures were flown on the top of truss for specials and audience washing, and two additional units were called upon to provide front lighting. To create strobe effects, Duré used four COLORado Q40 Panels hung from truss. A pair of the panels were used to wash the DJ booth in color.
Cedric had five Strike P-38 fixtures for blinders, and 7m² of PVP 6 tiles for the video wall. He also used two laser units, two cold spark effects, two electric confetti machines, 10 CHAUVET DJ Intimidator fixtures for aerial effects, specials and audience lighting, and five Freedom Par Quad uplights to accent the club’s back wall. ‘The Gildenhuis has a very nice wall pattern with bricks so I wanted to highlight that too,” he explained.