In addition to exhibiting at Stage Expo, several
companies sponsor programs at the conference. Here are brief descriptions
of some of the sessions which will be presented by exhibitors in Charlotte.
Seeing in Color! Finding Your Way through Wonderland
Sponsored by Apollo Design Technology
For a lighting designer, the tools
available to color light range from long-standing methods to rapidly
emerging technologies. This panel discussion, composed of designers from
a variety of live entertainment styles (including dance, theatre, and
concerts), cuts through the confusion by offering the student and young
designer valuable insights on the products available today for creating
color that best complements the theme, story, or music.
Cirque du Soleil
Sponsored by Cirque du Soleil
and video will be shown to give examples of how automation is used throughout
the company and the different levels it is used at each show. The purpose
of the class will be to give an overall view of the automation department
and how it operates.
Wardrobe at Cirque du Soleil
Sponsored by Cirque
PowerPoint and video will be shown to give examples
of how the Cirque wardrobe department operates, and how it incorporates
hair and make-up, wigs, and crafts.
Military Post Theatres in Today's
Sponsored by InterAmerica Stage
Learn about theatres
on military posts and their roles in today's society. Many are abandoned
buildings, some are still used on military bases, and others
are being renovated to serve local communities. In addition to the history
of some military post theatres, discussion will include the stories of
the theatres that are in use or are coming back to life.
A New Language
for Color in Stage Lighting
Sponsored by Rosco
technologies require understanding and discussion about color for stage
lighting in new ways. Until now, swatchbooks, RGB and CMY values, SED
curves, and CIE charts have been used. The panel will clarify how to
specify and get the desired colors from plastic filters, computer consoles,
and color pickers.
How to Specify a Dance Floor so That Everyone Gets
What They Expect
Sponsored by Rosco
dance directors, and department heads need to be on the same page when
specifying a vinyl dance floor surface or a sub-floor. This panel of
dance and technical theatre professionals will clarify the specification
Stump the Riggers
Sponsored by Sapsis Rigging & Entertainment Services
This session is a perennial
USITT favorite. A panel of industry experts invites you to take pot shots
at them. Bring best (and worst) questions and try to stump these guys.
Who knows? You could win a prize.
Disney Entertainment: on Land, Sea
Sponsored by Walt Disney Entertainment
Disney Creative Entertainment celebrates its heritage while pushing the
envelope in the design, production, and operation of shows in theme parks
and cruise ships. This session will focus specifically on the life cycle
of a project, from initial creative concept to the operational reality
of the Disney show. Q & A session will follow the presentation.
Plan to go to Charlotte
from March 9 to 12 for these and many other sessions.