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

 

STAGE PLATFORMS

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.

(without counterweights)

Hoist load capacity: 500 kg

Elevation height: 18 m

 

FLOOD LIGHT FLY SYSTEMS — 2 KITS.

(without counterweights)

Hoist load capacity: 850 kg

Speed:  0.25 m/sec

 

PANORAMA PICTURE DRIVE — 3 KITS.

(horizontal movement)

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.

Hand actuated 

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

 

Stage

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)

 

ORCHESTRA PLATFORMS

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

Remote controlled

 

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 

Remote controlled.

 

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