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Technical rider for open-air performances
Performance with ca. 1h35min.

Scenery setup

Stage set

The stage set is a giant birdcage, 12m diameter and 9m high. Made of 12 posts connected by 3 tubular rings, with a miniature cage at the top. The floor of the stage set is made of wood and settles upon a metal structure divided into 12 truss lines 60cm high. The space should be as flat as possible and without any obstacle. If the floor of the space should not be completely levelled consider means for the levelling of the structure of the stage set.
Weight of the stage set: ca. 1500Kg distributed by 48 support points.
Stage set elements
pine needle - sometimes the stage set is surrounded by pine needle.
leafs - 3 bags with 100 litres of tree leafs are thrown from the top of the stage set.
water - a water supply point is needed during the set up to fill up 4 water tanks with 250 litres each and, according to the performances, this supply point is needed to refill the tanks during the presentation period.
4 water recipients are spilled over the stage set. The actors will also spill some of the water in the tanks over the stage set and soak the floor. Therefore it may be necessary to remove all water with vacuum cleaners.
cigarettes - during the performance 4 cigarettes are lit and smoked.
Presentation spots
back and side space to act: at least 2m, to the in and out of actors the best would be an area with at least 16m of diameter. The audience should be seated at 3m distance from the stage set, disposed in a frontal semi circle. The best would be to setup a tribune in a way the audience sits somewhat elevated in relation to the stage set.
Control booth and audience
The best choice is to dispose the seats in a semi-circle, though the seats can also be amphitheatre seats or front seats. The sound and light booth are set up on the top of the seating area. This also includes a truss structure for lighting.
Audience - The promoter should set the number of seats, however it must not exceed the limits of the scenic semi circle (see limits in the attached drawing)
Nearby spaces
The venue should have a minimum ambient noise level during the performance.
If the venue is situated at or nearby a public road (within 50m), parking/traffic should be suppressed during and at least two hours before the performance.
Public lighting nearby the venue should be switched off before the performance begins.
There might be architectonic or landscape elements that disturb the visual framing of the scenery, therefore consider solutions to minimise their impact.
Several acts during the show might be compromised due to wind, thus it is necessary to evaluate and predict this factor for each venue to minimise its impact.


  • a trussing structure for lighting gear 7,5m high X 12m wide (the height depends on the distance to the stage set)
  • structures for the suspension of lighting and sound gear in the back (ca. 10m high(scaffolds e.g.))

  • Lighting gear

  • 14 profile spots Robert Juliat 614SX or similar
  • 20 PAR64 with optics according to conditions
  • 36 PC (prismconvex) 1,2kw 6-30 degrees with barndoors and colour frame
  • 08 Flood 1kW assimetrical (ex. Coda or CCT Starlet) with barndoors and colour frame
  • 8 towers for profile spots ca. 60cm high
  • 48 channels of 2kW dimmers (10A@220V) DMX512 (or 36 channels 4kW 20A@220V)
  • we will bring our own lighting desk (DMX512-5pin line to the dimmer rack and from there to the stage set)

  • Sound

  • 4 EAW KF750 (2 left - 2 right)
  • 4 EAW SB1000
  • amps and process for KF750/SB1000 (including delay)
  • 01 sound desk Yamaha 01V or similar
  • 02 channels graphic EQ 1/3 octave
  • 01 professional double CD with autopause
  • 06 wireless lavalier microfones (pref. AKG CK77)
  • 01 SM58 or similar for announces

  • Laundry service

    Laundry service (wash & dry) is requested.

    Dressings rooms and backup spaces

    Every space should be near the stage set, however it should not be visible to the public nor influence the performance.
    The following spaces are needed:
  • Dressing room(s) for six actors with WC and hot water and shower whenever possible.
  • A storeroom for stage props with at least 20m2.
  • A storeroom for technical stuff with at least 20m2.

  • Set up, schedules and plants

    Work schedule

    Set up times and technical crew to be supplied by the Promoter for a setup in 3 days:
    technicians / stagehands
    day period hours description stage light sound
    (may be in the morning of the first rigging day)
    0 evening 21:00 - 23:30 unload 6
    first rigging day 1st morning 9:00 - 13:00 setup and rigg 4 3
    afternoon 14:30 - 19:30setup and rigg 4 3
    evening 21:00 - 2:00 setup and rigg, focus 1 1
    second rigging day 2nd morning 9:00 - 13:00 setup and rigg 2
    afternoon 14:30 - 19:30 setup and rigg 1 1
    evening 21:00 - 2:00 focus and programming 1
    third rigging day and general rehearsal 3rd morning
    afternoon 15:00 - 19:00 props, focus and spacing 111
    evening 20:30 - 23:00 general rehearsal 11
    evening 23:30 - 0:30 cleaning 1
    first performance 4th morning
    afternoon 15:00 - 19:00 corrections 111
    evening 20:30 - 23:00 performance 11
    evening 23:30 - 0:30 cleaning 1
    last performance morning
    afternoon 15:00 - 19:00 corrections 111
    evening 20:30 - 23:00 performance 11
    evening 23:00 - 2:00 break down 211
    break down and load last morning 9:00-13:00 break down 433
    afternoon 15:00-19:00 break down, load 622

    • there should be a responsible technician provided by the promoter present during all working periods to solve eventual technical or logistical problems
    • each working period is meant as of 4 hours (ex.: morning from 9:00 to 13:00; afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00; evening from 20:00 to 24:00)
    • after the last performance we will need at least 2 hours with 2 stagehands to pack and clean props
    • possible changes to the present working schedule should be confirmed in a meeting after unloading at the first day at the venue

    Drawings (sketches)

    The Cage (horizontal rings are not shown here)the limit of the seating area

    Access, load and unload

    A 12 meter lorry should have access to the set up place to enable the loading and unloading. If this is not possible, it should be provided another kind of transport to make the transfer of the material or it should be supplied more crew for the loading.
    Loading/unloading time: 2h30m (in average)


  • Security
  • The promoter must provide for the security of all material.
  • General cleaning
  • The use of pine needle, leafs, water, etc. turns the venue into a kind of dirty place. Circolando's technical crew assures the cleaning of the venue; however there should be provided some stagehands for the cleaning in case of need.
  • Visit
  • It is advisable that 2, better 3, members of Circolando visit the venue in order to adapt the show better, artistically and technically.


    Ana Carvalhosa
    phone and fax: +351 225 189 157
    Tel.: +351 936 272 636

    Anatol Waschke
    e-mail: me[at]anatol[dot]biz
    Tel.:+351 914 937 950

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