Staying Ahead of the Curve with Stage Technologies

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• Created: June 12, 2009

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LEICESTER, U.K. — Stage Technologies recently hosted an educational session at the Curve Theatre here. Some 90 students and tutors from RADA, LAMDA, Central School of Speech and Drama, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Rose Bruford took part. The students got a chance to see hardware and software systems installed behind the scenes. The program sponsored by Stage Technologies included a winch workshop, Visual Creator 3-D flying demonstration, Nomad control system and operation of flying bars, a careers presentation and a guided tour of the venue.

The education sessions continued the mission of the Stage Technologies Training Academy, which is to offer apprenticeship programs, internships, sponsorships, work experience days and workshops on a worldwide basis.

The Stage Technologies Automation for Education Symposium was also recently held in London. That event was organized by Alex Hitchcock, training development manager of Stage Technologies London and Julia Barnett of the Central School of Speech and Drama / Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre.

The symposium brought together theatre educationalists and stage engineering professionals for the first time to discuss case studies, current practices and future trends of stage automation in schools and colleges.

The Las Vegas office of Stage Technologies has also been active this year. Kevin Taylor, CEO of Stage Technologies Inc., took part in a discussion panel with Cirque du Soleil for students at the USITT trade show in March, and also at presentations and work reviews at education centers such as the University of Arizona. The US staff have also taken two new interns under their wing this summer.

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