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HSE - Tempesta

Silk for scenography

HSE - Tempesta silk 95. grey in half-transparency.
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Teatro Verdi of Trieste, ''La Tragédie de Salomè'' HSE - Tempesta silk72. light blue
Piccolo Teatro, ''The Tempest'' A preparation that belongs to the history of the modern scenography: Luciano Damiani experimented in a revolutionary and definitive way the use of the silk for scenography, that since then on, in Italy - and in many other countries - it was called ...
... HSE - Tempesta silk.Damiani used the lightness of the HSE - Tempesta silk to create a shaken and fluctuating surface that simulated the stormy sea, having under the backdrop made of silk numerous actors that shook upward their arms.
Piccolo Teatro, ''Faust, fragments'' Projections on a big spiral backdrop made of white HSE - Tempesta silk realized for a famous preparation by Josef Svoboda.
Ravenna Festival, ''Pietra di diaspro'' Small vaulting backdrops made of white HSE - Tempesta silk in a scene that also uses a backdrop made of threads NTR - Tripolina.
Teatro San Carlo, ''Tristan und Isolde'' The transparency of the white draperies made of HSE - Tempesta silk, placed side by side to the black ones made of EVT - Light Sceno Poly that have been stretched on the frames.The sea is a realization performed with QCU - Cubafilm.
Teatro Regio di Torino, ''The Maid of Orleans'' The semi-transparent flag is made of HSE - Tempesta silk with the colours 01. white, 45. red and 72. light blue.The mantles of the choir and of Mirella Freni are made of white HSE - Tempesta.
HSE - Tempesta silk is a natural silk for scenography.
It is a timeless fabric of ancient origin, the synthetic imitations such as the artificial silks HSP - Tempesta Poly and HSX - Sintex are superior in width, resistance and fireproofing, but are unable to fully imitate its impalpability and light reaction properties.
Its lightness makes it almost endowed with a life of its own, an imperceptible movement of the air is enough to make the surface of even large backdrops vibrate.
A wind effect, on the other hand, makes them swell in a spectacular way.
It is used for the creation of flat scenographic backdrops, sometimes with Kabuki opening, for draped curtains, in strips for choreographic movements.
Some famous installations by Josef Svoboda and Luciano Damiani have handed it down to history as a queen of the stage and, to date, the relative fragility and defects typical of a fabric still produced with artisanal standards are not enough to overshadow it.
It is also used in the HSE - Tempesta digital printing and HSK - Tempesta Stropicciata versions.
Flame reaction
FR - flame retardant
NFR - not flame retardant (white only)
FR certification
EN 13501-1 class B s1 d0
EN 13773 class 1
Composition
100% silk
Weight
22 g / m²
Width
140 cm
Length
± 50 m
± 100 m (not flameproof only)
Packing method
rolled-up
Available colours
see colour chart
Custom colours
minimum order quantity ± 200 m

Lightness
Rating 5.0 almost impalpable, for fluctuating backdrops
Transparency
against light
Rating 4.5
Wall effect
with frontal lighting
Rating 5.0
Frontal lighting
Rating 5.0 white, grey
Rear-illumination
Rating 5.0 white, grey
Paintability
Rating 1.5

Availabilty
by the metre
in full rolls
in tailor made creations

Colour chart

HSE140S - Tempesta - Flameproof 01 white45. red72. light blue75. bleu95. grey99. black
HSE140S - Tempesta - Flameproof Special colours available at this time23. yellow * (153 m)63. green chroma key * (18 m)* availability limited to the indicated quantity
HSE140N - Tempesta - Not flameproof 01 white

Video & Documentation

Tiziano Ferro, ''AME'': test kabuki curtain made of Tempesta silk

Arena Sferisterio, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann'': kabuki backdrop made of Tempesta silk

Arena Sferisterio, ''Les contes d'Hoffmann'': backdrop made of Tempesta silk

Tiziano Ferro, ''AME'': kabuki curtain made of Tempesta silk

Ravenna Festival, ''Pietra di diaspro''

This material was used for...

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, ''Nabucco''

Lyric opera

Convention Fiumicino

Conventions

Eros Ramazzotti, ''Ali e Radici''

Concerts

Luciano Ligabue, ''Tour Ellesette''

Concerts

Piccolo Teatro, ''Faust, fragments''

Prose theatre

Piccolo Teatro, ''The Tempest''

Prose theatre

Ravenna Festival, ''Pietra di diaspro''

Lyric opera

Teatro alla Scala, ''L'altro Casanova''

Dance

Teatro alla Scala, ''Simon Boccanegra''

Lyric opera

Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, ''Andromeda liberata''

Lyric opera

Teatro Comunale, ''Orphée et Eurydice''

Lyric opera

Teatro de la Maestranza, ''Tannhäuser''

Lyric opera

Teatro de la Zarzuela, ''El niño judío''

Operetta, zarzuela, musical

Teatro del Canguro, ''Cielomaresoleluna''

Theatre ''di figura''

Teatro della Pergola, ''Memoirs of Hadrian''

Prose theatre

Teatro La Fenice, ''Il killer di parole''

Lyric opera

Teatro Massimo, ''I Vespri siciliani''

Lyric opera

Teatro Pergolesi, ''Don Giovanni''

Lyric opera

Teatro San Carlo, ''Paganini''

Dance

Teatro San Carlo, ''Tristan und Isolde''

Lyric opera

Teatro Sociale di Rovigo, ''Otello''

Lyric opera

Teatro Stabile di Torino, ''Operette Morali''

Prose theatre

Teatro Verdi di Padova, ''Aida''

Lyric opera

Tiziano Ferro, ''Alla mia età''

Concerts

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