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Stage curtains

Scenographies

The Company is highly specialized in projecting and realizing theatrical scenery for stages and different performances: from the opera house, to the prose, the ballet and to what embraces the world of the theatre. We transform the ideas into reality, giving a technical aspect to what has been imagined for the show. Our team is able to design and create stage equipment, complete with different machines for special effects, enhancing the strengths of the individual project. The spirit of the stage comes to life in creative and original solutions, meeting the practical and safety requirements both for technical operators and artists.

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (THE MERRY WIDOW) - LA FENICE - venezia

FRANZ LEHÁR, DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (THE MERRY WIDOW)

february 2018

La Fenice Opera House

Conductor: Stefano Montanari

Director: Damiano Michieletto

Sets: Paolo Fantin

Costumes: Carla Teti

Light designer: Alessandro Carletti

Choreography: Chiara Vecchi

La Fenice Opera House new production
with Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

An imaginary kingdom like Pontevedro re-evoked in a sparkling ville lumière where the tragic-comic adventures of a series of characters that could come from our upper-class news columns take place, and a millionaire widow is encouraged to remarry owing to reasons of State while a young lady, as elegant as her name, tries to conceal a dangerous flirt. Die lustige Witwe blends the lightness and brilliance of the brushstrokes (a combination of publicity and the figurative arts) that characterise the work of Toulouse-Lautrec with the agitated, tormented lines of the women in Giovanni Boldrini’s portraits. The result is a marvellous caricature of a society that lives off bubbles. 

 

 


THE SETS PROJECT

The three scenes designed by Paolo Fantin are developed in Pontevedro Bank, in the Balera / Teatro Roma and in the offices of the Consulate.


the construction

The realization foresee scene changes with open curtain by moving, raising and overlapping the various elements. The wooden walls has been mounted on wagons with wheels, painted and decorated according to sketches. The dancing figures, the decorative elements and the finishes of the balera are all in relief and hand  painted, the stage with the musicians for the scene of the dance hall are realized with modular platforms and an aluminum ring suitable for fixing of perimetrical velvet curtains and stage lighting, also the half-timbered screens are made according to the designer's design and dimensions.

 
the installation

There in in the second scene a side wall with functioning access doors and windows, decorated with curtains printed as a specific design and colors defined with the sets designer, the transparency of the fabric allows to the lights to glimpse outside giving that sense of "window on the world".

We also made tablecloth prints with a colorful vintage fantasy.

The final scene that develops in the offices uses a part of the window wall of the balera and is completed with a long wall in two elements that fit together and which remain out of sight on the side until they are used.

All the above can be dismantled and transported  in theatre stores.

acquagranda - la fenice - venezia

50 years later, La Fenice Theater wanted to recall the tragic events of Venice flood of November 4, 1966, with the drama in music "Aquagranda", which inaugurated the 2016-2017 lyrical season on the fiftieth anniversary.

Thanks to the scenes of Paolo Fantin, a wall of water was poured on the actors to recall those moments.

Decima designed and built the scenographic element of the "water window": the large tank, the polycarbonate wall that fills up in 45 minutes and then drains the water onto the scene in 2 minutes.

The large tank has been built with frames in aluminum trusses which form rectangular sections for the modular polycarbonate windows (10x3 meters). In each section we installed pumps to shake the water, exhaust valves (“slow mode” and “fast mode”) and pumps for the dye injection. The project was completed by a perforated collection tank which created a rain effect.

 

 

 

MILAno - TEATRO ALLA SCALA

GIULIETTA E ROMEO  -  BOOK

We have realized a book page of 200 sqm - movable cushioned dance floor, covered with a dance mat, metal structure with electromechanical drive devices for 180 ° rotation of one of the two pages - all mounted on pivoting wheels with pneumatic lifting movement.


don giovanni

RADIO CONTROL MOVABLE WAGONS

2 radio-controlled monoliths projected for free movement on stage with movable deflectors and luminous screens.


madame batterfly

INCLINED FLOOR

Movable inclined floor, asembled in several modules with tracks for upper elements sliding.


tristan AND isotta

RADIOCONTROLLED SHIP MOTORIZATION

Realization of no. 5 synchronized radio-controlled trolleys for the movement of the vessel.


TENEKE

SUPPORTING MOVABLE STRUCTURE

Movable supporting structure for the sculptor created by Arnaldo Pomodoro.


BARBABLU'

RADIO CONTROLLED MOVING TROLLEYS

3 radio-controlled monoliths for free movements on the stage.


TURANDOT

MOVABLE SETS

7 towers with a vertical movement of 3.50 m to support the scenographic elements, with Spiralift electromechanical drives.


i pagliacci

CARS ELECTRIC MOVEMENT

Conversion into an electric vehicle of 4 cars to allow its use on stage.


siEgfrid

MOBILE SCENOGRAPHY

No 3 wagons with electromechanical movable wall realized on director's sketch.

TORINO - TEATRO STABILE

DANTON'S DEATH

Realization of the 5 velvet curtains for opening or Greek either Italian method with double diagonal opening to allows various scene configurations.

arena -verona

GALA 40° PLACIDO DOMINGO

On July 24th, 2009 the Arena di Verona organized a gala dedicated to Placido Domingo to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his debut at the Arena.

The production consists in the creation of a big surface, suitable to show a video scenography. The screen surface is placed in the tiers behind the stage, to cover a sloping surface of 2.200 sq.m. about. The whole surface, fan-shaped, is divided into 22 parts of trapezoidal shapes. Furthermore another two smaller elements are placed centrally, above the stage door. In order to respect the safety requirements, the production is foreseen for a maximum windspeed of 80 km/h. Therefore a suitable floor anchor system has been studied, also keeping in mind the historical venue where it had to be installed. 


romeo e giulietta 

MOVABLE SETS

Realization of scenography with several moving elements consisting of two semicircular structures, with three floors for the transport of 200 singers, with radio-controlled movement, and winged vehicle for the singer transport.


nabucco 

MOBILE TOWER

Structure in metallic carpentry with oleodynamic drive for the movement of scenographic elements to simulate the collapse of the tower of Babel.


aida 

IFTING WINCHES
No. 4 winches for supporting scenographic covering.

 
CONTROL OF MOVABLE STRUCTURES SYSTEMS
Hydraulic, electromechanical and electronic system to move the "parabola" .


DON GIOVANNI

Grave, gates and mobile towers movements.


TURANDOT

MOBILE CURTAIN AND OVAL PLATFORM

Large curtain (m 30.00x7.00) realized with a metal structure with painted scenographic elements consisting of 10 radio-controlled panels, movement on parallel semicircular rails - oval-shaped platform with hydraulic drive


TRAVIATA

Creation of fixed and mobile frames and sloping glass in the back. Sets realized in co-operation with firm of Florence for sculptures, coordination of sculptural activities realized according to the sketch of the director Hugo Deana.

open-air shows furniture

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