Michel Sardou, ''Bercy 2001''


A circular Roman curtain with a motorized opening, manufactured with the fabric HLU - Lucilla, colour 53 iridescent. The stage direction used the properties of the fabric to obtain games of transparency (illuminating it from the inside) and of reflection of the light (with external illumination).16 m high, with a diameter of 12 m and a circumference of almost 38 m, the curtain was actually composed by four sections, each one of them covering an angle of 90°. They could go up and down contemporarily or independently.The Roman curtain is here in position of closing during the installation of the stage.
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The tests of opening of the curtain during the installation.The circular Roman curtain was endowed with a mechanism for a roman opening, automated thanks to the action of four Engines for special systems.
View from the bottom of the curtain during the opening.

A detail of the circular carrying structure of the Roman curtain realized with 7QX30 - Square trusses 29 cm with one of the four Engines for special systems that operated the lifting and the lowering of the curtain, realized with four synchronized 9SW - Longitudinal systems with 10 lifting points each.The structure is here on the ground during the phases of installation.
The installation of the Roman curtain.
The installation of the Roman curtain.

Michel Sardou
Annette Camus
Jean-Claude Camus
Executive production
Roger Abriol
General direction
Michel Marseguerra
Jean-Marie Barbe
Bernard Schmidt

Palais Omnisport de Bercy-Paris, 2001

Materials used in this production

3A - Aircraft Cables


6. Custom stage movement machines

Rigging and stage systems

7QX30 - Square trusses 29 cm

Aluminium trusses

9SW - Longitudinal system

Systems for curtains

HLU - Lucilla

Metallic aspect fabrics

Roman curtains

Typology of curtain