Z.E.R.O. Technical Rider
By mandafounis – mazliah - zarhy
Association Cie Projet 11
Mélanie Fréguin
rue de la Navigation
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 77 477 84 88
E: melanie.mamaza@gmail.com
Technical director, sound
Johannes Helberger
Tel: +49 160 94773010
E: johannes@moviemental.com
- Running time
- Set-up time
60min, no intermission
2 days
- The 2 mobile speakers + props will come with the artists. (The “Full-Range Speakers Stage” + other
sound equipment will be provided by the festival according to the requirements found in the technical rider
of Sound in ZERO),
- The costs for the extra luggage for transportation (2 mobile speakers + props) will be covered by the inviting festival.
To be provided by the theatre
- Black box theater preferable.
- Black dance floor.
- Minimum 10mX10m stage. If the space is bigger than this, the whole floor will be covered by the black
dance floor.
- The theater should have a door the performers can use. Preferably a door visible to the audience (on the
side of the stage). The door opening and closing should make a sound.
- Black panels minimum 4m high, constructed 10m away from the audience as a back wall, leaving 40cm
gap distance to the side walls (see plan).
- The possibility to make a total Black out – no security lights, no light coming through holes and other possible light sources. The Black out prevails for 4-5minutes during the piece.
- The stage must be empty, clean and prepared for set up before our arrival.
- No holes, no splinters.
- All sound panels (except the ones we use), concert shells, and screens, opera foils, painted hangers, etc.
have to be removed. If this is not possible we need to know as soon as possible.
- The theatre should provide all the technical requirements and equipment so that we can
achieve the set-up in our time schedule.
General requirements
- We will use your lighting board, therefore one of the Electricians should be the desk-operator! He/she should
learn the cue lights of the piece to operate during all the shows. The lighting booth must be free for us to enter
at any time.
- All necessary electrical power supplies. The power supply needs to conform to the applicable rules and regulations.
- All necessary Dimmers incl. the plug and socket device on stage
- All necessary cables from the power outlet to the devices in the lighting plot
To be provided by the theatre
- 18 X ACP/floodlight 1Kw
- 12 X FRESNELL 1Kw with barndoors
- 13 X PC 1Kw with barndoors
- Audience light
- Light filters: 201 (audience+stage), 202, 106
- Frost R228 (side lights)
This piece is presented without composed music. It works mainly with a combination of room-sound- recordings and Sound Effects, which are moving in the room between all Speakers.
As the sound creates illusions of real sounds in and out of the room, the presenter will need a clean, professional sound system (for example Meyer Sound or d&b audio).
Low-class speakers cannot cover the wide range of volume-dynamics (90dB) played in the piece.
Speakers without integrated limiters might take damage in high-volume-sections.
Any adaptation to local situations can be discussed.
Grp. Position Quan Product (example) Type
1.01 downstage full-range monitor left 1 KS-Audio T1 or Meyer Sound CQ 1 speaker
1.02 downstage full-range monitor right 1 KS-Audio T1 or Meyer Sound CQ 1 speaker
1.03 full-range monitors behind audience left 2 Meyer Sound UPQ 1P or D&B D1 speaker
1.04 full-range monitors behind audience right 2 Meyer Sound UPQ1P or D&B D1 speaker
1.05 sub out of room (behind stage) 2 Meyer Sound USW 1P subwoofer
1.06 sub under audience 4 Meyer Sound USW 1P subwoofer
1.07 full-range monitor near door 1 Meyer Sound UPQ1P or D&B D1 speaker
1.08 Battery powered Speaker (Wireless) 1 Fohhn FP 1 –Plus speaker
The main speaker-system should be a real stereo-configuration, that means each speaker should be selfpowered or single amped. Each speaker group (Subwoofers included) should be single controllable by
Faders from the mixer position. All Speakers will not face the audience, but opposite. The stage-speakers
(1.01 and 1.02) should be Black and not covered with any special casing as they are to be identified as
speakers and used also as part of the props on stage. If different speakers of same quality will be provided, please note that a height about 70 cm and not more than 80 cm is important. A width of about 50cm
is optimum. They should be nearly square. Definitely not triangular-shaped. Also the speakers behind the
audience (1.03 and 1.04) should be directed against the wall and should not be too close to the audience.
Best results we get if they are placed under the tribune with an angle (up) to reflect from the wall to the
audience. If this is not possible, hanging them under the roof (membrane towards wall) could be an option. To provide the illusion of distant sounds, one subwoofer (1.05) should be outside the room behind the
stage-door. The other subwoofers (1.06) should be placed under the audience’s tribune in the middle. Both
Subwoofer should be big enough to cover sounds down to 20Hz. The Volume of each subwoofer has to
be independently controllable by faders on the mixing desk (Aux-Send-Faders). The dancers will use the
Battery-powered speaker on stage as part of the setting. The sound for those will be provided through an
in-ear-monitoring-system. We made best experiences with the Sennheiser SR300 IEM In-Ear-System. A
good Antenna is very important for a clean sound. The Battery-Powered speakers are part of our own material, which we bring to the location.
For this performance we need a professional mixing console with at least 8 Line-inputs, 4 – 6 Sub Groups
plus Master out and 4 aux sends like Midas, Studer or Yamaha. Best experience we had with a Yamaha
V01 with an integrated additional output-card. Important is to have 8 faders to control each speaker (incl.
battery-powered 1.07, 1.08) output. Professional Equalisation in the signal flow for each speaker group
should be integrated (for Example Klark DN 260).
There should be enough space for one Laptop (15”) and a MIDI-Controller nearby the mixing desk.
Equipment Summary
1x In-Ear-System Sennheiser SR300 IEM
5x Full-Range Speakers Back of Audience Meyer Sound UPQ 1P 2x Full-Range Speakers Stage KS-Audio
T1 or
Meyer Sound CQ 1
6x Subwoofer Meyer Sound USW 1P
1x Mixer 8-in/8-out/2-aux Yamaha/MIDAS/Studer
8x Equalizers (8-channels) f.e. Klark DN 260
Cables for all necessary Connections
Amps for each Speaker
Please contact the technical director, Johannes Helberger for any questions.
Wardrobe/ Dressing rooms
To be provided by the theatre
- We need space for 2 male dancers and 1 female dancer, equipped with chairs, tables, mirrors, lights,
showers and WC.
- Min. 2 coat racks and coat hangers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing-board
- 1 fresh bathtowel every day for every dancer
- 2L mineral water every day for every company member and fresh fruits and healthy snacks
- A wardrobe person, one male or female help, is required to help collecting all items requiring dry cleaning,
washing, pressing and small repairs.
- All wardrobes must be returned to the dressing room(s) one hour prior to scheduled rehearsal time.
- All rooms must be reserved for us for the whole time of our stay.
Ballet studio
- We will use your studio.
- One room for administration and technical crew each equipped with international phone, access to a fax
machine and Internet.
Air Condition
- The stage, the studio and all other rooms need adequate AC and heating for the needs of dancers.
- That means at the time the dancers come on stage the temperature there should be between 21°C and
24°C. (61F – 75F)
Requested information
- Medical services: a list of the following should be available in the theatre: dentist, chiropractor, physiotherapist, general doctor.
- Name and telephone number of the technical director (this person has to be present or available at any
time during set up, rehearsals, performances and strike)
- We would also appreciate receiving a list of restaurants in the vicinity of the theatre.
- The theatre is in charge of the security of the whole equipment from the moment of arrival at the venue
until the moment of departure.
- A secure production office with telephone and a wireless Internet connection as close as possible to the
stage is to be provided by the theatre.
- 2 litres of flat mineral water needs to be provided for every performer and technician every day in the
dressing rooms and on stage.
- Two COLD PACKS/performance and a freezer to keep them cold.
- An assortiment of energy bars, fruit, nuts, yoghurt, etc for the performers every day (they can’t really eat
before the show, but need enough power). Preferably we would like to have ORGANIC products in an effort
to a healthier diet and environmentally conscious attitude.
- Cover Up is a Dance performance and needs a warm comfortable temperature for all rehearsals and
shows. 22-23° Celcius is perfect.
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