Visual act has installed a unique set of four lifts for the new production of Lee Hall’s “Spoonface Steinberg” at the Jewish Theatre in Stockholm.
The four lifts are set on a rotating stage which is placed three meters under the stage floor. The lifts can be moved from one meter below the stage surface to one meter above while the revolve is moving.
Visual act´s battery based servo amplifiers are used to allow all of the equipment to be installed on the revolve. No slip rings or special cable arrangements are required. The operator desk communicates with the system over a radio link.
The lifts are all lit from within. All the visible surfaces are translucent. The framework is designed to reduce shadows such that the lifts appear as boxes of colored light.
Continuous movement of the Visual act elements helps to create a fluid and living set which is totally integrated with the stage performance. Henric Tiselius in Stockholm City has called the design “…a bold and elegant work of art”.
“Spoonface” is directed by Pia Forsgren who has worked together with Tomas Franck to create the stage design. The lighting is by Kenneth Björk.