Please note: The following requirements are
designed for a fully equipped professional theatre. O-T-O Dance strives to
work with presenters of all facilities to create unique and inspiring
performances. If your house does not meet these requirements, please do not
hesitate to contact us to discuss other options and possibilities.
1. General Information
The touring staff of O-T-O Dance consists of
the Artistic Director, and the technical director/production manager. We
carry our own costumes, sets, props and color for lighting. We require the
sponsor to provide lighting instruments, sound reinforcement, soft goods and
production crew. We also require a dance surface that is compatible with
barefoot dancing and dressing room facilities as noted below.
2. The Theatre
Stage Dimensions: For most productions, the
company requires a standard stage size of 40 feet wide by 32 feet deep. The
minimum stage size, (for a full production) is 38 feet wide by 28 feet deep.
Stage are and dressing rooms must have an air
temperature that is maintained between 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 degrees
Fahrenheit from one hour before any performance or rehearsal, through the
conclusion of the performance or the rehearsal.
3. Lighting Needs:
750 to 1 KW Ellipsoidal or equiv. FOH cove
750 to 1 KW Ellipsoidal or equiv. side
Assortment of 19, 26 and 36 degree
instruments for over the stage specials
8” FRZ or equiv. For color stage wash.
Other lighting hardware:
8 12 foot booms with 50 lb bases for mounting
Enough cable to circuit the light plot as
supplied by O-T-O Dance
Two audio CD players that are CDR compatible.
Audio mixer with a minimum of 4 channels
Speakers and amplifiers of sufficient quality
to fill the hall
2 stage monitors, (minimum) pre fader
5. Soft Goods
5 sets of black legs pre hung to from four 7
foot wing openings
5 black borders
CYC NOTE: Some productions require a video
projection screen. Often, a white CYC will work just fine.
Stage floor and backstage area must be clean
and free of nails, splinters or any other protrusions that would harm the
performers. The company prefers black or grey marly.
7. Crew Load in:
The O-T-O Dance Technical Director will lead
the house crew in the rigging of trapeze. Lights can be pre hung as per the
light plot we will supply in advance. If the plot is not pre hung, we will
1 Fly operator. The fly operator will be
needed during the performance. Duties shall include the flying of props and
4 Electricians. Electricians will be used to
hang, circuit and patch the over stage lighting.
1 Rigger. Rigger will work to assist the O
–T-O Dance Technical Director in the rigging of trapeze and or other flying
Running Crew will require:
1 Sound board operator
1 Light board operator
1 Fly operator
The O-T-O Dance Technical Director may, at
his discression, operate the light board. The O-T-O Dance Technical
Director shall also serve as Stage Manager, calling the performance.
Load out crew will be determined by the
technical director of the theatre.
8. Dressing Rooms
Should have tables, mirrors, chairs and
makeup lights for 4 women and 3 men
An area suitable for prop and costume work
Towels and shower facilities
First aid kit shall be available, including
At least 10 pounds of ice cubes should be
brought backstage at least 15 minutes prior to each rehearsal and
Light refreshments: Juice, mineral water,
fresh fruit, snack food, light sandwich food, ready for company dancers at
call time, 3 PM rehearsal and 6 pm performance times.
For performances before 12 noon, (student
matinees for example), coffee, Danish and or bagels in a continental
breakfast layout must be supplied.
9. Time needed in the theatre
Standard Call (depending on the stage crew,
conditions and programming)
8 hours before the first performance
8 hours, (including spacing and light cue
rehearsal) plus a show call the day of show.
2 hours on stage before each performance
O-T-O Dance production staff must be notified
in advance if the house is to be open before ½ hour prior to the show.
Dancers must have access to the stage two
hours before each performance
This document has been prepared to help the
theatre technical director anticipate the needs of
O-T-O Dance. We cannot anticipate every
question or concern. Please do not hesitate to
contact Chuck Koesters with
all your questions. or by calling the ORTSPACE Studios 1 520 624