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backdrop

On the theater stage, a large, taut, flat canvas, usually hung from the grid at the rear of the stage to mask the backstage area.
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BIG FAN: Artist Stella Vine will create a new painting as a backdrop to music of The Chapman Family, above
Widen's Backdrop application met all of our needs and then some.
A source close to Sky's deal would not reveal the cost but confirmed the bill will be far smaller than the Beeb's, adding: "After all the BBC has made about its amazing backdrop, executives must be furious to know they no longer have it to themselves.
The 15 local women actually made pieces for three quilts: a giant one that will provide the backdrop, another for use by the actresses and a third for sale in a charity raffle.
In post Periclean times, Athenians started to use the skene, a wood and cloth backdrop to the stage to increase the acoustic qualities of the space.
Reiner and producing partner Alan Greisman were developing an adaptation of Richard North Patterson's ``Protect and Defend,'' a political novel set against the backdrop of the abortion debate.
A huge canvas backdrop evolves during the performance as water gently rolls down it, seeping into the material to create fabulous forms and gorgeous columns that grow larger until they can no longer be ignored.
Los Angeles-based Diavolo will perform artistic director and choreographer Jacques Heim's 1997 work, ``D2R B (Detour B),'' which he re- choreographed specifically for the Music Center, using construction images of Walt Disney Hall as its backdrop.
Racing Events to Serve as Backdrop for 2007 CIO Roundtable Series
In 1999, he was in the play, ``The Importance of Being Ernest,'' when he was asked to paint the backdrop of a garden scene for the play.
At the piece's conclusion, after Takei has recited a poem about her genesis as a choreographer, which is related to autumn leaves, she steps slowly upstage, drawn into the lush greenery of a backdrop projection.
on the building's scenic 45th floor, with spectacular city views serving as the backdrop for the runway presentation.