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Ballet Jorgen Canada
The Bella Rose Arts Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
This show consists of a series of short ballets.
The original lighting designers were Arun Srinivasan,
Joseph Patrick and Glenn Davidson. Modifications to
suit the Bella Rose were done by Joseph Patrick with
suggestions and contributions from Richard Bonner.
This stark look is achieved with four, 1000-watt
fresnels pointed straight down from the upstage
catwalk. The balcony is lit by a single 1000-watt
ellipsoidal from the proscenium pipe.
Below is the same look as above but with the
addition of a colour-correction blue to lighten
the scene. This comes from 1000-watt, wide angle
PAR 64s at the extreme ends of the proscenium
The full stage is seen here. The side curtains have been
tied and the rear ones opened entirely to reveal the stage's
back wall. The three fixtures there in blue are the venue's
backstage lights used during performances. The stage is top
lit by eight, 1000-watt fresnels in dark blue while each
dancer is highlighted in a narrow pool using 19-degree,
1000-watt ellipsoidals with no colour.
Here is the same curtain setup but in warm colours. Side
light has been added. Four of the six floor stands are
clearly visible. Each has three, 750-watt, 37-degree
ellipsoidals in warm and cool colours. Employing acute
side angles provides form to the dancers.
Additional light comes from front-of-house wide-angle PARs
and top-positioned fresnels over the stage. They use
colour-correction orange to warm the scene.
These next five photos show usage of rear flats. They
are positioned in a staggered manner and have a mottled
surface that catches light in various ways. The last two
photos show incorporation of radial pattern projection to
add another dimension. Three 37-degree ellipsoidals provide this.
Thanks go to photographer Colin Conrad of Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia
for usage of his photos.