Michel Sardou, ''Bercy 2001''


Cylindrical Roman curtain with motorized opening made of iridescent HLU - Lucilla fabric.The direction used the properties of the fabric with transparency games (illuminating the curtain from the inside) and light reflection games (with external lighting).The curtain is here in its closed position at the end of the stage setting, while ...
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... this photo was taken during the first opening test.The curtain was 16 m high, had a 12 m diameter and an almost 38 m circumference.It was actually made of four independent sections, each of which covered a 90° angle of the cylinder ...
... and was driven by an Engine for special systems.Sections could be opened or closed simultaneously, singly or in pairs.

The circular supporting structure of the Roman curtain on the ground, during its assembly.It was made with a circle of 7QX30 - Square trusses 29 cm on which ...
... the Engines for special systems were fixed.Placed in the center of each section of the curtain, they were equipped with two winding drums, each with 5 grooves.The mechanical system of the curtain was therefore formed, as a whole ...
... by four synchronized 9SW - Longitudinal systems ad hoc for Venetian / Austrian / Roman curtains and endowed with 10 lifting points each.The HLU - Lucilla fabric of the curtain weighed 32 kg altogether, the accessories and the Top battens ballast about 40 kg.

Michel Sardou
Annette Camus
Jean-Claude Camus
Executive production
Roger Abriol
Lighting design
Jacques Rouveyrollis
Bernard Schmidt
General direction
Michel Marseguerra

Materials used in this production

3A - Aircraft Cables


7QX30 - Square trusses 29 cm

Aluminium trusses

9W - Ad hoc longitudinal systems

Systems for curtains

Flat making

Fabric: tailoring types

HLU - Lucilla

Metallic aspect fabrics

Roman curtains

Typology of curtain


Bars for stagecraft

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