Go, see, experience! A world of stage technology that creates fascinating stages
Go, see, feel the world of art
File.23 Yamato Arts and Culture Hall "Enchanting Stage Technology"
Miyuki Inoue (Magical Editor)
Great music and a story that shakes my heart. Laughter, tears and excitement. My opinion is that the whole world is on stage.
The artist who creates such a stage space is really wonderful.
But the artist can only shine even more with the help of technical staff, such as lighting, sound, and stage mechanism operation. The backstage tour of the hall, where you can get a glimpse of one end, is popular.
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What we focused on this time was the Yamato Arts and Culture Hall, where we went a step further and experienced the stage technology for a full day. The name is "Art Management Course" Enchanting Stage Technology ".
It seems that if you are a junior high school student or more, even completely inexperienced people can participate, but what can you do? With a simple question in my heart, I went to Sirius, a Yamato city cultural creation base that holds lectures.
First, compare the following two photos.
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The first is a photo of the stage surrounded by black curtains. People who go to see plays and dances are familiar with this landscape.
* Photo: S.S. Inc. Toshihiko Kato
In the second picture, the wall extends from the audience seat to the stage. If you're a brass band member or a lover of classical concerts, this is a familiar look.
Needless to say, both are the main halls of the Yamato Arts and Culture Hall.
The block-shaped wall that surrounds the stage in the second photo is called an “acoustic reflector” and is set up to make the sound of live performances sound more efficiently.
Hmmm ... don't listen to me.
It is usually divided and stored on the stage, but it's huge when you see it up close, and the total weight is about 58 tons! It takes more than 30 minutes to install all of this.
"This time, I'd like you to experience the difference in the sound of the sound with and without the soundboard," says staff staff Shimizu. The difference is obvious: "If you experience it, even amateurs will definitely know."
I can tell the difference ... it's kind of "professional" and interesting.
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* Photo: S.S. Inc. Toshihiko Kato
Standing on the stage and looking up, this is the scenery. You can see that a heavy reverberation board is hanging. To ensure safety, it is said that even during the installation, even the hall staff will hardly enter the hall.
This time, you might be able to experience such a powerful work ... and you thought "It looks interesting"!
Welcome to the fascinating world of stage technology!
* Photo: S.S. Inc. Toshihiko Kato
This is the work space above the stage where the soundboard is stored. It is located high above the stage, and many lighting and stage equipment are stored here.
Many of the work on the stage involves working in such high places, and even a slight relaxation can lead to a major accident. During work, the tension is always continual, so the staff that moves fast is cool.
In this project, they will be able to spend one day experiencing everything from setting up the stage to cleaning up, so-called “preparation” to “balashi”, while receiving guidance from professionals in such fields. Such a chance is rare!
This is the lighting room for lighting. It is in a high position overlooking the stage behind the audience seats. Even if you visit Sirius Hall many times, the scenery you see from here should feel fresh.
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This is the sound control room. In recent years, the number of cases where the player has to operate behind the seats has increased, so there are many opportunities to see the work up close. The scenery where the latest equipment is lined up is very cool, but of course you should not touch it without permission.
But in this lesson, you can get in touch with lighting and sound equipment.
We spoke with Kako Oizumi, the person in charge of the hall's business (right, Suntory Publicity Service Co., Ltd.), and Kazu Shimizu, the chief of the hall (left, Sigma Communications Co., Ltd.)
"No matter how advanced the technology of machines such as sound, lighting and the stage is, the fundamentals of the professional work that supports the live stage will not change much. What engineers think and what values are important I'm planning to have you know what it's like. I'm planning the specifics, but knowing the professional work that supports the stage will give you a different perspective and way of enjoying it. " (Mr. Oizumi)
"The possibilities of the stage are endless. There are of course time and budget constraints, but I would like to respond to you as much as possible if you can consult with me" I want to do this! " Let's think together and create a fun stage based on what we have done! "(Mr. Shimizu)
Some people like to watch the stage, others want to stand on the stage.
First, take a step!
"Art management courses" fascination of stage technology. ""
[Date] January 25, 2020 (Sat) Open 9:00 / Start 9:15 Start 18:00
[Venue] Yamato City Cultural Creation Center Sirius 1F Art and Culture Hall Main Hall
[Lecturer] Sigma Communications Inc.
[Performance Cooperation] Yamato City Minami Rinkan Junior High School Brass Band
[Recruitment target] Junior high school students and above
[Number of applicants] * Deadline as soon as capacity is reached
① There is experience: Stage, sound, lighting about 5-6 people each
② Visit only: about 100 people
[Fee] ① 1,000 yen (including tax, insurance fee) / free
* Click here for details such as how to apply >>>
The Yamato City Cultural Creation Center (nickname: Sirius) offers many people, from children to adults, the artistic culture and lifelong learning excellence, new knowledge and a spiritual encounter with people, and a sense of unity in your heart. Was born as a place to create At the core are the library, the Arts and Culture Hall, the Lifelong Learning Center, and the Indoor Children's Square. The four facilities will create even more energy through the fusion of their individualities, foster creativity that will lead to the future, and will evolve every day as a guidepost for your artistic and cultural activities.
[1F / Place of sensitivity and creation where excitement is born] Main hall, sub hall, gallery, general information, library, etc.
[2F / Citizens 'exchange floor where people talk happily] Citizens' exchange lounge, library, Yamato City Hall Yamato Office, etc.
[3F / Yamato Children's Country to learn by playing with it] Genkikko open space, little child open space, childcare room, consultation room, children's library, studio, etc.
[Healthy city library which gets close to book while relaxing on 4F] Health corner, health terrace, reservation book corner, others
[5F / Library by studying] Reference counter, information retrieval corner, reading room, etc.
[6F / Lifelong Learning Center to gather and learn with friends] Citizen exchange space Plato Yamato, training room, large conference room, etc.
(Slide image) © Toshihiko SSS
Address1-8-1 Yamato Minami, Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Business Hour(Arts and Culture Hall) 9: 00-22: 00 / (Lifelong Learning Center) 9: 00-21: 30 / (Library) 9: 00-21: 00 ※ Sunday and public holidays until 20: 00 / (Child Library) 9 9: 00-19: 00 / (Indoor Children's Square) 9: 00-19: 00 / (Citizens Exchange Lounge) 9: 00-21: 00 * Sundays and public holidays until 20:00
Parking AreaAvailable (paid) 8: 15-22: 30
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