Well, it's not like you can take someone on a snipe hunt back stage....you gotta have something!
<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>To quote BeeBee:<BR><B> if you keep the various uses of light in mind as you picture the dancers on stage, you will richly rewarded. Your dances will be enhanced. Offer your audience a magical production by letting light and movement work together. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I would add to this, that if the dancers also are able to share in the understanding of working with the light (and vice versa) then you achieve an even more magical collaboration.<P>Although we joke about that dancers not being in the light, when you take that extra moment to show/explain to the dancer the effect you are trying to achieve and they become a partenr with you in the over all look, then they usually will not only find it, but also work with it.<P>I became a little misty eyed one day when a dancer stopped what he was doing, and shouted out to me, "Hey, something's wrong! I need a minute" And you know what was wrong? Due to the complexities of working with someone else's rep plot at a theatre, the light was not only at a slightly different angle, but was also a completely different kind of light. (It was a fresnel, instead of an ellipsoidal ie. soft light versus hard edge with destinctive path)<P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by BabsLights (edited August 19, 2000).]