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Proscenium Arch

 

the architectural frame that forms a portal opening to the stage and separates it from the audience. In the modern theater the proscenium arch is usually rectangular. Temporary (and often movable) decorative proscenium arches are also used, both as a part of the stage set and as a means for reducing the size of the stage area.

proscenium arch

An arch or any equivalent opening in the proscenium wall through which the stage is seen by the audience.
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Multimedia design studio Batwin + Robin has designed for "The Christmas Spectacular" for more than 15 years, creating 3D backgrounds and video EFX for Radio City's LED wall, as well as introducing digital projection mapping on the proscenium arches for "Sleigh Ride," "New York at Christmas," "Rag Dolls," and "Living Nativity," as well as the North Pole scene.
The show will feature digital projections where scenery extends beyond the stage onto the proscenium arches of the theater; 3DLive where 3D elements are coupled with live performance; and GPS technology, where preprogrammed flight paths enable snowflakes to soar wirelessly above the audience.
Outfitted by designer Santo Loquasto with fake proscenium arches and dramatically layered curtains, and surreally lit by Andrew Bridge, it has an otherworldly feel, as if we'd been transported to some haunted Broadway hall where Fosse's proteges have gathered for one final, ghostly fling.