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Stage masking with classical installationThe angled position of the wings has the assignment to close the view of the audience on the service areas of the stage, also allowing a sufficiently easy access to the stage from every side position.A. curtainB. valanceC. teaserK. wingL. top, borderM. backdrop1. proscenium arch, portal2. proscenium, apron3. space of the scene
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Stage masking with straight installationIt is used in the installations in which it is necessary an easy access to the stage of many perfomerses contemporarily, for instance in the in ballets installationsIn order to avoid the audience to see the service areas, the wings must be installed in a closer way and, therefore, they are usually installed in a higher quantity in comparison to that of the classical Stage masking .A. curtainB. valanceC. teaserD. tormentor or framed wing of the curtainE. proscenium wingK. wingL. top, borderM. backdrop
Stage masking with box installationThe installation of the wings according to this scheme allows, if necessary, to widen the space of the scene.The passage with open curtain of actors and scenes through the space of the scene and the service areas is usually avoided, because the view on the service areas is discovered by the inevitable move of the wings.A. curtainB. valanceC. teaserF. framed and decorated valanceK. wingL. top, borderM. backdrop
The Stage masking of a historic Italian theater, the Teatro Sociale of Como.It was made of COS - Oscurante according to normal modalities (Strap, Eyelets and Ties on the top, hems on the sides), and it is composed by eighteen parts: - twelve wings (six for each side) size 3 x h 9 m;- five top masking 19 x h 3 m; - a backdrop 19 x h 10 m.The Stage masking is installed here in a classical way but without the first four tops, whose absence leaves so to glimpse the ancient wooden grid of which the stage of the Teatro Sociale is endowed.
The Stage masking is here installed ''straight'', with the disposition used above all for the intallations of the classical ballets, to allow an easy passage of many ballet performers during the representations.To avoid to see the service areas of the stage, the wings are installed closer among them than in the ''classical'' way.
The Stage masking of the Teatro Sociale of Como is here lifted at the height of the Flyloft.The parts of the stage masking have to be moved easily in order to follow quickly the scenographical needs of the shows.
The Stage masking of the Teatro Sociale of Como was prepared here in order to allow the installation of a scenography.«In this situation we used the COS - Oscurante backdrop of the Stage masking to line the back of a rear-projections screen made of RTE - Temporale, that during the show had to work exclusively with frontal illumination and projections» explains the technical director Luca Tombolato.«We installed the anterior wings perpendicularly to the proscenium, in order to close the gaps amongst them, while those toward the back of the stage went closer to frame the rear-rojections backdrop.»
The back tops of the stage of the Teatro Sociale seen from the first catwalk of the stage.
The Stage masking has the assignment to delimit the space of the scene from the service areas of the stage that have to stay hidden to the view of the spectator.
Normally it is not illuminated and, when it happens, it doesn't have to reflect the light, but to absorb it.
Besides, it has to have blackout properties, that is to serve as a barrier to any light set behind it (scene lights and lights of the service areas).
It is usually manufactured with black fabrics, that have to be darkening and light absorbing, like:

This material was used for...

Claudio Baglioni, ''Q.P.G.A.''

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