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Rearward lifting curtain

custom systems

The curtain is fixed at the top to a bar and it is endowed with a pocket with a bar at the bottom. A fly facility predisposed on purpose, the so-called in Italian ''Tiro in seconda'' (fly facility in second position), generally with manual operation, allows to lift the lower half of the curtain up to the Flyloft, until the lower half disappears from the sight going up on the back, behind the higher half.The system is used above all for the historical curtains or for the backdrops that cannot climb ''in prima'' (in the first position, near the proscenium) because of some impediment, that means that they cannot be pulled up to the Flyloft until they disappear.The most common impediment is the insufficient height of the Flyloft.
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A Rearward lifting curtain constituted by a backdrop realized with Digital printing that discovers the scene with a rearward lifting. Suntory Hall, ''Don Giovanni''
Backdrop made of EVT - Trevira Voile with Digital printing.The backdrop is used as a Rearward lifting curtain. Teatro Principal, ''El mágico prodigioso''

Backdrop made of EVT - Trevira Voile with Digital printing.The backdrop is used as a Rearward lifting curtain. Teatro Principal, ''El mágico prodigioso''
The curtain is fixed at the top to a bar and it is endowed with a pocket with a bar at the bottom. A fly facility predisposed on purpose, the so-called in Italian ''Tiro in seconda'' (fly facility in second position), generally with manual operation, allows to lift the lower half of the curtain up to the Flyloft, until the lower half disappears from the sight going up on the back, behind the higher half.The system is used above all for the historical curtains or for the backdrops that cannot climb ''in prima'' (in the first position, near the proscenium) because of some impediment, that means that they cannot be pulled up to the Flyloft until they disappear.The most common impediment is the insufficient height of the Flyloft.
Rearward lifting curtain made of FBR - Bruxelles Velvet.
Variations
with fixed bar at the top
with bar at the top endowed with fly facilities
with a revolving bar at the bottom to stretch the curtain
with pocket for bar at one third of the height for the fly facility ''in third position''
with pocket for bar at the half of the height for the fly facility ''in fourth position'', etc.

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In the sketch, the bar of the top (stangone di testa) is not fixed but it is endowed with a fly facility, the stable fly facility (tiro stabile).The stable fly facility and the second fly facility (tiro di ordimento) are both counterbalanced and separated in order to be able to lift together or autonomously the respective bars. At choice, a lapel of the Rearward lifting curtain near its foot can contain a rotating bar (burattino) that maintains the Rearward lifting curtain stretched during the lifting of the bar of the bottom (stangone di piede), avoiding the fluttering of the curtain.
The system of the Rearward lifting curtain is even more commonly used for the lifting of scenographical backdrops. On the left: a backdrop that can be lifted vertically to the flyloft up to its disappearance. At the center: backdrop with fly facility in second position. On the right: backdrop with fly facility in third position. For really low flyloft, one can use the fly facility in fourth position, in fifth position, and so on.

See also ...

''The Adventure of the Curtain''

Acoustic curtains

1. Flyloft system

Rigging and stage systems

2. Fixed pulleys system

Rigging and stage systems

2MT - Pilewind hoist for motorized fly facilities

Winches for fly facilities

3. Manual fly facilities

Rigging and stage systems

4. Counterbalanced fly facilities

Rigging and stage systems

Suntory Hall, ''Don Giovanni''

Lyric opera

Teatro Principal, ''El mágico prodigioso''

Prose theatre