Electric ad mechanical facilities of the State Kremlin Palace
Basic parameters of the State Kremlin Palace were initially determined on the basis of universal-purpose and multi-functionality of facilities as well as of magnitude of its performances (for its stage can accommodate up to 1000 performers at one and the same time).
The palace stage is situated at the level of 5.5 meters below ground surface and has the following dimensions: 40 х 28 m long and wide and 28.8 m high up the bridge. From both sides of the stage there are wings, where the decorations, stage property and equipment are elevated by cargo lifts. A forestage is separated from the main stage (its deep-seated part) by a fire-proof, fire-protective curtain interlined with thermal insulated silicon-based materials. The stage has background and act tableaux curtains.
Stationary mechanical equipment helps director-producers in solving numerous artistic image tasks. Dashing transitions from one scenic condition to the next one, from one picture to the next one, saturation of actors’ motions by visible kinetics - these are the requirements put forward by stage directors to the facilities and instrumentation provided for the stage. The electrical and mechanical equipment of State Kremlin Palace is provided with a great number of powerful fly facilities allowing to carry out entire transformation of Stage Window (a space visible to the spectator, which is confined by the portal arch and floor). When arranging theatrical, ballet and opera shows, the forestage is transformed into orchestra pit, which can accommodate a big symphonic orchestra.
Alteration of position (upwards and downwards) of 16 stationary elevating and lowering platforms can be carried out both one by one or in groups by 2.4 meters from the stage level. In the plane of stage there is a circle 17 m in diameter that rotates with a variable speed around its axis in both directions. A great number of individual hoisting mechanisms of medium and low power capacity allow to create a variety of combinations for decorating the stage. In order to let performers make “flight” travels, provision is made for 4 specially designed devices, that make such flights absolutely safe.
Mechanical equipment for stage decoration
ACT TABLEAU CURTAIN — 1 KIT.
Controlled by a stage manager using a remote panel or from main console desk.
Electric drive, curtain speed ranging from 0.0 to 1.0 m/sec
BACKGROUND CURTAIN — 1 KIT
Controlled by stage manager using a remote panel or from main console desk.
Curtain speed is regulated up to 1.0 m/sec.
DECORATIONS FLYING SYSTEMS — 63 KITS.
Controlled by a stage manager using a remote panel located on the stage or by assigned program
Motion speed is regulated up to 1.5 /sec, elevation height: 25 m
Rod length: 5,7; in plane:28 m, other: 30 m. Load capacity: 150 kg
Controlled by a stage manager using a remote panel located on the stage.
Dimensions: big platforms — 18 m х 3 m — 6 pcs
Small platforms: 3.5 m х 3 m — 10 pcs
Speed up to 0.03 m/sec (regulated)
Movement: synchronous or individual
Ascending /descending distance: 2,5 m. Load capacity: 400 kg/m2
POINT SCENERY FLY FACILITIES — 25 PCS
Controlled from the main console desk
Load capacity — 500 kg
Elevation and lowering speed up to 0.03 m/sec (regulated)
Elevation height — 25 m
FLOOD LIGHT PROJECTOR FLY SYSTEM (WITH COUNTERWEIGHT) — 7 KITS.
Controlled from main console desk
Speed up to 0.25 m/sec (regulated)
TELESCOPIC TOWERS — 10 KITS.
Weight : 700 kg
Pay load: 200 kg
Vertical traverse: 6 m
Speed: 0.65 m/sec
Displaced in horizontal and vertical directions.
DECORATIONS FLYING FACILITIES — 4 KITS.
Hoist load capacity: 500 kg
Elevation height: 18 m
FLOOD LIGHT FLY SYSTEMS — 2 KITS.
Hoist load capacity: 850 kg
Speed: 0.25 m/sec
PANORAMA PICTURE DRIVE — 3 KITS.
Speed : 0.075 m/sec, regulated
Length of rolled cloth: 100m
From the board to walkway 12.9 m
Maximum length of apron-stage: 138 m
CHAIN HOISTS ON BRIDGES— 35 PCS.
Load capacity: 500 kg, Speed: 10 m/min
Controlled with remote panel located on the stage.
FIRE-PROTECTIVE CURTAIN: 1 PC. WEIGHT- 63 T
Elevation speed: 0.12 m/sec
Hoisting height: 14 m
FLYING TRAVEL DEVICES — 4 PCS.
Designed for hoisting and flying of up to 100-kg-heavy performer along the stage
Hoisting height up to 14 m, traveling distance up to 20 m
ELECTRIC TELPHER HOISTS IN STAGE WINGS — 9 PCS.
2 pcs — load capacity 1t, 7 pcs — load capacity 0.5 t
ARZ OF BANQUET HALL — 1 KIT.
Track length 19.5 m
Speed: up to 1.0 m/sec
ROLLING UP-AND-DOWN STAGE PLATFORMS — 18 PCS.
Dimensions 3 х1 m
Load capacity (static): 700 kg; Load capacity (dynamic): 300 kg
RADIO-CONTROLLED STAGE PLATFORMS — 10 PCS.
Self-propelled, remote-controlled by programs
Dimensions: 1500 х 2100 х 285
Weight: 470 kg
Load capacity: 1800 kg
Speed up to 1.0 m/sec (regulated)
Quantity: 3 large-sized ones (each composed of 2 smaller ones)
Platform travel distance: 4650 mm,
Speed: 0.03 m/sec
static load capacity; 500 kg, dynamic load capacity: 150 kg
ORCHESTRA VANS— 4 PCS.
Self-propelled vans, remote controlled
2 basic + 2 additional
Speed: 0.3 m/sec
Static load capacity: 250 kg/sq.m
Dynamic load capacity: 100 kg
Orchestra pit capacity: 80 persons
PRESIDIUM VAN: 1 PC.
Self-propelled, remote controlled
Seat number: 1 row + 2 row = 40
Total weight: 25500 kg
Dimensions: 26800 х 6200 mm
Speed: 0.06 m/sec
STAGE FOOTLIGTS: 1 PC.
12 synchronous electric-driven hoisting flaps
ROTATING CIRCLE: 1 PC
Diameter: 17 m
Speed: 0.03–1.0 m/sec
TRAP ROOMS (SINKS): 4 PCS
Size: 1 m х 1 m,
Speed: 0.05 m/sec
Sinking depth: 2.79 m
Dynamic load capacity: 150 kg
SCENARY FLY SYSTEMS ON THE STAGE
IN THE BANQUET HALL : 8 KITS
Load capacity: 200 kg
Speed: 0.03 m/sec
Hoisting height: 4 m
Rod length: 19.5 m
BACKGROUND CURTAIN PATHWAY IN THE BANQUET HALL
(in the medium gallery)
Number of drives: 8.
Number of canvases: 12.
LIGHT EQUIPMENT HOISTIG SYSTEM
OF THE BANQUET HALL
14 frameworks along the hall perimeter are suspended on two chain hoists LODESTAR (each)
Number of hoists: 28 pcs.
Load capacity: 1000 kg
Hoisting speed: 0.1 m/sec