The Basic Stage Setup
the essential theatrical set-up that we use

Much of our work has been produced with essentially the same technical set-up, what we call the basic stage setup.

A single projector (P) front projects an image, usually depicting a virtual euclidean space onto the whole of the stage space (see diagram), including white floor (F), free standing white screens (S) and white cyclorama (C). Performers usually wear white and are lit from the side with narrow profile spots (L) run on very low power (30%) and carefully positioned and focused off the cyc, floor and screens. The two screens (1.5m x 2.4m), usually positioned stage-right and stage-left serve to draw the image forward around the performers deepening the illusion of immersion. In combining the elements of performers and carefully orchestrated projection a third new entity emerges (see complexity theory). The screens are light enough to be moved from behind by an unseen performer adding variety to the performance.

In both VRIP and Rivan the screens were moved almost on every change of scene, while in both VRIP and NT_001454 a third center split screen was added.

Plans are afoot to develop a more flexible staging arrangement.

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