Scene mechanics is a composite concept consisting of equipment for the upper and lower scenes, wings, turntables, winches, climbs, drives, ditch hatches, transformable runways and many other elements.
From the times of antiquity, various mechanisms were used to distribute the action in different planes of the scene: curtains, sliding platforms, etc. Later, the effects of the appearance and disappearance of scenery or staging participants have started to be applied. At that time, cordages and wooden beams were responsible for the implementation of all this simple stage mechanism. Today, to immerse a sophisticated spectator in the magic world of theatrical and concert art, complex computerized complexes of stage machinery are used, which can be turned into life by leading experts from “MediaContract”, who have years of experience with similar equipment and have embodied many customer bold ideas.
Automation of this complex organism has led to the fact that now less time and human resources are spent on assembling the scenery before the concert or performance and, accordingly, on the dismantling. Modern computer technologies allow to bring together all these items and manage them from a single center, which facilitates the implementation of a variety of artistic tasks, and have virtually unlimited technical capabilities. Programs compose and store in memory any scenario movements, placement of scenery, speed of their movement, etc., thereby facilitating the work of scene workers. With the help of modern stage mechanisms, directors and decorators can exercise their unbelievable ideas into theatrical or concert action, influencing the audience’s perception and drawing it into the action on stage.