Ballet Showcase 2016
Ballet Showcase 2016
Stage Manager: Riona Gilliland
Deputy Stage Manager: Miranda Stewart
Lighting Designer: Kieran Kenning
Production Electrician: Matthew Turnbull
LX Programmer/Operator: Calum Dunbar
Lighting Crew: Susannah McWhirter
There were quite a few more props in this year's Ballet Showcase than there had been in recent years. Including very specific chairs that had to be sourced, reinforced and adapted.
Their descriptions are in the settings list.
There are also pictures of the chairs
Technical Stage Management
The masking for the Ballet Showcase consisted off:
• 8 X 1800 by 6000 (the masking on hemp/drifts) • 4 X 1400 by 6000 (masking on braces on the offstage side with stageweights) • 2 X 2800 by 6000 (bookflats)
There is various blacks and borders used which can be seen in the Flypot.
NOTE: One issue we did have was that the BP screen had ripples in it. You can solve this problem by dropping in hemp lines down to a ring plate and tie a tension knot. From this you can use black cord attached to the BP with a bowline and tension not to help stretch it.
4 X 2m by 16m borrowed from Scottish Ballet. It is also a good idea to lay carpet by the main stage entrance to catch dust.
Cleaning Dance Floor
Step One – Dry Mop • Firstly make sure that the dry mop (red and fluffy) has been hoovered and is clean. • Start either upstage or downstage and run the mop along the length of the floor. Turning at each corner. Do not lift the mop while doing this. Shake out once complete. • Hoover it once you are finished with the dry mop.
Step Two – Not always necessary ( See note below) • Using CIF (or something similar) fill a bucket with hot water. There will be directions on the back of the bottle as to how much CIF to add to amount of liquid • Wring out the mop and work your way along the floor. Tackle one run at a time going in side to side motion. • Empty the bucket and fill with warm water again to rinse out the mops to prepare for step three.
- this process is only done when the floor becomes slippery, it will not have to be done each day.
Step Three - Meths • Fill the bucket with hot water and add a glug of meth’s to this. (Purple and in COSHH cupboard). • Mop the floor, this is done in runs from one sided of the stage to the other. You should get twice across the stage and back again before having to rinse out your mop.
Step Four – General Venue Clean • Make sure that the wings are swept and hoovered. It is a good idea to take the mop with meths off stage to pick up any dust. • Hoover the void/backstage area thoroughly.
- This process should take 30 minutes with two people.
Step Five – What to do in between breaks • During food breaks, especially during the tech run the floor can pick up a lot of dust so must be dealt with. • There is a large squeegee in the venues office; you place a slightly damp towel over it then go over the stage from side to side. Do not lift until the end • This is a good way to freshen up the floor when there is not time for a full mop.