Let's talk about stage floors for a moment because they don't always get the attention they deserve. The floor of the stage serves two important purposes: it's the working surface for performers and it's the attachment surface to brace or lock down scenery. These functions have very different requirements, but both have to be worked into the floor design. Here's why.
The Stage reported yesterday that "The European Union is considering banning tungsten halogen lamps in entertainment lighting, due to environmental concerns over their energy inefficiency." There are so many reasons this is hopelessly misguided. Let me list a few.
Our own Lenore Doxsee will be lighting "Remains" a new work by John Jasperse at BAM's Next Wave Festival this fall. The dance piece will run from September 21 - 24 at the Harvey Theatre. BAM describes the piece as "sampling fragments and phrases from the radical practices of his forbears while repurposing them within the contemporary present."