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Studio owners: Enhance your dance in 2019

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery's 'Winter Small Town' backdrop.
Grosh Backdrops and Drapery's 'Winter Small Town' backdrop.

Directing and creating performances year after year can be an artistic challenge! Themes or stories must be chosen, music selected, costumes considered. Just as important, but often appearing to be left as an afterthought, is the scenic design.

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery have been leaders in the provision of high quality backdrops in the performing arts world for decades. Recently, customers have asked for projected backdrops, an innovation that Grosh is now proud to launch.

So, what exactly is a digital backdrop? Picture the traditional painted fabric backdrops that you have either used in the past, or seen in theatrical productions… and now picture that image digitally projected on to a blank screen. Presto!

Grosh Digital features the same high quality art work that its traditional backdrops are known for, in an easy-to-use, and cost effective format.

Excitingly for time poor studio owners, it’s now easier than ever to enhance your dance! In fact, you can organise your entire scenic design using digital backdrops with just a couple clicks of the mouse.

Grosh Digital BackdropsA quick visit to the Grosh Digital website will give your creative juices the kick-start it needs. From here, you can select from hundreds of high quality still and animated digital backdrops from Grosh’s large online catalogue.

After images have been selected, the real magic happens. With the use of the mobile or desktop app, you can organise your scenes, and then it’s time to activate your show. At this time, all you need to do is use your mobile device or your laptop plugged into your projector. The Grosh Digital App does all the work!

If you’re not yet convinced of the many advantages of a digital backdrop, give consideration to the following:  

  • Avoid additional theatre technician costs at bump in and bump out, as there are no physical backdrops to hang.
  • Increase the variety of your performance by easily including a number of different scenes.
  • Avoid the disappointment of having a backdrop unavailable on your performance dates. By renting a digital backdrop, you’ll be sure to secure the image you desire.

When considering digital backdrops, high resolution images are key. Low resolution images pixelate and cause a performance to look substandard, no matter how wonderful the choreography or dancing is. Grosh Digital backdrops are of the highest standard and created especially for use on the stage. You can be sure that rather than detract from the performance, your backdrop will add immense value and create a professional setting for your show.

Whether you need a projection that portrays a realistic or fantasy forest or the bright lights of a big city, you’ll be sure to find a high quality and professional image solution that’s right for you on Grosh Digital. Head over to groshdigital.com, and look around the hundreds of images, and even their “plug in and play” full show kits. It’s actually that easy!

Scenic Design? Tick! You can cross one more item off your Performance Checklist!

By Jane Grech of Dance Informa.

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