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Elements of Stage Design

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    18-August-2020

    Elements of Stage Design

    The Stage is the most integral part of an auditorium. Apparently, the Stage is the focal point of the Auditorium. All the performances take place on the Stage, and it fetches most of the attention than any other space inside. Hence, it is substantial and necessary to have a stage built with proper precision and jaw-dropping design.

     

    Here, we are discussing some elements of a precise design for a stage that assure the feasibility and technical perfection of design.

     

    Insulated Pitched roof: 

     

    Insulated pitched roofs are a significant part of an auditorium as it not only provides insulation from external weather conditions but also serves the basic acoustic requirements of the space.

     

    Roof Truss Bar:

     

    A truss gives a steady form capable of sustaining considerable external load over a large extent with the parts stressed fundamentally in axial tension or compression. The individual pieces converge at truss joints or panel points. It holds the structure's stability.

     

    Overhead Stage grid:

     

    Overhead stage Grid is an initial element of Stage Design; Light, Set, Frill bars, curtains, frills, etc-are all suspended from this grid. The strength of an Overhead grid structure defines the capabilities and flexibility of a stage. Grid Structure is usually aluminium-framed wall containing in-fills of glass, metal panels, or thin stone. We use the overhead deck to suspend curtains, equipment and blackouts.

     

    Wood wool stage ceiling:

     

    Wood Wool tiles are a versatile, ecologically pure and safe construction material, meeting all criteria of comfortable. As mentioned before, acoustics is the most significant part of the auditorium interiors. Wood wool stage ceiling is proven to be the best option as it is resistant to expanding, insects, rotting, water absorption, and fire resistance is also significantly improved.

     

    Front vertical curtain:

     

     

    The front vertical curtain is useful to conceal the vision of the audience from the Stage until the show has begun, a style of vertical lifting is also known as Austrian curtain. In this style, two panels overlap each other around the centre. These styles implemented on different tracks. Although straight track bars are popular, both concave and convex also appeal to the masses. The benefit of rounded track bars is that they drive more attention towards the central part of the Front Stage. A modern trend is to use a wipe on a curved track.

     

    Proscenium:

     

    A proscenium arch forms a window around the prospect and performers. The benefits are that it gives everyone in the audience a good view because the performers need solely focus on one direction rather than continually moving around the Stage to render a good appearance from all sides.

     

    Stage Side Wings:

     

    Stage side wings in auditorium sections the backstage area from the performing stage area. The stage-side wing curtains work to provide an entry and exit for a performer from Stage acting space. It's through these wings that sets and props are brought and taken away.

     

    Stage Curtains:

     

    Stage Curtains assures the separation of the Stage space into segments. When a smaller stage area is desirable for the more intimate performances, we use stage curtains there. They may also be used to hide equipment and backdrops at the back of the Stage. Mid Stage curtains are the second layer of the curtain system that divides the Stage into half. We use it to mask the settings going on behind the drape when the first act is still running. When the second act starts, a new frame, this helps in revealing it to the audience without the interruption of closing the main valance.

     

    Stage space: 

     

    It is the focus and the area where all the importance performances take place. Everything poses towards the Stage space. Therefore, it should be uplifted and extended in space that diversely becomes able to fetch attention easily.

     

    Cyclorama screen:

     

    In Auditorium, a cyclorama is a large curtain or wall, often concave, positioned at the back of the apse. It often surrounds or partially encloses the Stage to form a background. It is a display screen used to play videos that is visible from any angle and perspective.

     

    subwoofer:

     

    Subwoofers are the workhorses of entertainment systems as they examine low frequencies which demand substantial power. The speaker amplifiers are significantly big and move at a higher rate and energy as compared to other speakers, which makes them a perfect option to be placed under the Stage to channel massive sound effect.