The Moscow Circus®: U.S. Theatre Tour
PRESENTER: Agrees to provide the
following items and/or services in the manner specified.
Questions concerning details, specifications, substitutions
may be directed to the production manager – for current
contact info please call (718) 349-2286.
Please distribute a copy of this
rider to all staff involved in technical set up.
All changes to this Technical Rider
(replacements, additions or substitutions) must be approved
in writing by Sasha or Elena Vosk.
PRESENTER will provide Moscow Circus
with the completed Technical Questionnaire 8 weeks prior
to the engagement and Presenter Questionnaire to facilitate
program and scheduling decision in a timely manner.
In addition to these questionnaires, PRESENTER should
provide the following data of the performance space:
- Theater ground plan.
- Center-line cross-section.
- Stage pipe/batten line plot.
- Accurate lighting and sound equipment inventory
with a description of control system.
- A general description of the theater: type,
seating arrangement and capacity.
- Type of crew (professional/student/intern/other).
- Stage floor condition.
- Dressing room specifications.
PRESENTER warrants that the theater
performance space and related audience areas including
directly adjacent lobbies will be used solely for company
activities from the time the COMPANY arrives for load-in
While typically the COMPANY will
travel to the city and venue via COMPANY-supplied motorcoach;
the PRESENTER agrees to provide adequate local transportation
between the local theater, hotels, airports and/or any
outreach style activities for all rehearsals, performances
and residency activities as needed.
- PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES
PRESENTER agrees to confirm performance
times, dates and other activities with Global Entertainment
Productions prior to public release or printing of promotional
Moscow Circus shall have exclusive,
unrestricted access to the theater, stage, dressing
rooms, crew and equipment for the full duration of the
engagement, starting with load-in, unless otherwise
specified. The Moscow Circus requests access to the
theater and stage for load-in and set-up for 5-8 hours
prior to the first performance. The stage shall be entirely
cleared and in readiness prior to the arrival of Moscow
Circus. The stage area, wings, and dressing rooms shall
be heated (or cooled) to 67-78 degrees F. The minimum
stage area should be 28’ wide (proscenium opening) and
28' deep (curtain line to cyc or rear curtain) with
the proscenium opening at least 18' (6m) high, preferred
The stage must be flat and not raked.
There must be wing space of at least 12' on each side
of the stage, and a cross over space, on-stage, behind
stage, or below. The stage floor must be resilient wood
and its surface free from splinters, holes, or any other
obtrusions. The floor cannot be concrete. If the stage
is wood laid directly over concrete, the concrete must
be at least 8” thick and the PRESENTER agrees to provide
11 4” long concrete anchors and all tools necessary
to insert the anchors into the concrete. Before showtime,
the stage must be swept and damp-mopped.
- The PRESENTER agrees with the fact that COMPANY
must lag into the stage floor 2 or 3 hoist rings
with 2 lag bolts each to attach guy wire for
its aerial acts. If this presents a problem,
please contact the producer to discus the alternative
- The PRESENTER understands and agrees to allow
the COMPANY to rig from the grid or 1-2 pips
3 points -2 for the aerial rig and one for a
cable pick. The aerial points are to be in the
midstage area. The 3rd point will drop over
a wing to be determined at load-in. The PRESENTER
is to provide a grid pipe and 2 cable sheaves.
- The PRESENTER agrees to provide any additional
personnel for the rigging or lagging if so required
by the presenting theater.
In the event the PRESENTER is unable
to meet the rigging requirements for the show, will
not allow lagging into the stage, or the theater’s proscenium
height is under 18’, they are to contact the COMPANY
immediately to discuss the alternatives.
||A Main drape and main
||Seamless white or blue cyclorama
– full stage
||please provide a scrim that will
measure at least 20’ high.
||Full stage blackout curtains (moveable
between line sets.
All draperies should be hung according
to advanced lineset schedule prior to the arrival of
The PRESENTER will provide a set-up
crew to accurately pre-hang, circuit, and color the
COMPANY light plot and soft goods. It is essential that
the lighting plot is ready for patch and focus according
to the light plot PRIOR
to the arrival of the COMPANY’s Production Stage Manager,
with any delays resulting from this not being done the
responsibility of the PRESENTER, and any costs incurred
to hire additional labor to complete this work shall
be the sole responsibility of the PRESENTER.
The PRESENTER agrees to provide
lighting equipment to meet minimum COMPANY lighting
requirements including the following items:
- One ladder, scaffold, or man-lift tall enough
to allow safe access for focusing instruments
will be required for focusing stage electrics
at high trim position.
- Followspot locations (two) such that they
are able to cover the entire stage upstage of
the plaster line and able to hit a point high
up on the cyc for our aerial acts, and cover
the area of the first 3 rows of the orchestra
If the theater cannot meet minimum
company requirements with existing equipment, it will
be necessary for the PRESENTER to provide additional
equipment. The COMPANY will make every effort to minimize
equipment rental while maintaining its artistic standards.
Basic time requirements for focus and cueing will be
five hours. 3 hours will be required for spacing rehearsal
(note that spacing and focus times can partially overlap).
Please note that, due to the specifics
of the circus genre, fixture counts and type listed
in Section 10 may vary from listed schedule. It is the
intention of the design to be containable within a typical
presenting theatre’s fixture inventory however total
fixture counts are pending and it is the PRESENTER’S
responsibility to provide total fixture count. The final
lighting design will be provided to Presenter on time.
(PRESENTER required to provide)
- Lighting Equipment Schedule (Preliminary)
||ETC Expression 3 lighting console
It is strongly urged that if; you do not have one,
rent one, otherwise it will be necessary to enter
all the cues manually.
||1.5KW Far Cyc Units
||Or enough for
an even top wash of cyc
||12 cell, 3 circuit, T3 floor strips
||19° 575W ETC Source4
||26° 575W ETC Source4
||36° 575W ETC Source4
||8" 1KW fresnel
||PAR64 1KW MFL
||Lighting color – per lighting plot
||12’ Floor booms
||6 sidearms per
||1.6 Lycian long throw followspots
(per theatre size)
||Sufficient gel frames, color media,
C-Clamps, sidearms, and stage cable, safety cables
||LCD video projector
electrical circuit is required for this unit.
The projector must be placed in a position that
allows an unobstructed full-screen image on the
white scrim. This will normally be 30-70 feet
from the scrim, depending on the lens used, the
required image size, etc.
In some venues this may require placing the
projector on a stand in the seating, and or requiring
seats to be held back from sale.
The company is planning to carry
a LCD video projector. One un-switched electrical circuit
is required for this unit. The projector must be placed
in a position that allows an unobstructed full-screen
image on the white scrim. This will normally be 30-70
feet from the scrim, depending on the lens used, the
required image size, etc.
In some venues this may require
placing the projector on a stand in the seating, and
or requiring seats to be held back from sale.
The PRESENTER to provide professional
audio system comprised in working order such that entire
theater audience area (including entire balcony and
front of orchestra seating) will be covered to a level
of 95db SPL. System should be comprised of professional
quality components and controllable by COMPANY audio
Additional equipment required:
||24 channel Mixing desk
1000 or technical equivalent)
||(SPX990 or equivalent)
||5 band parametric EQ channels
dedicated for COMPANY use)
||1/3 octave graphic EQ channels
dedicated for COMPANY use)
||Wireless handhelds microphones
||Mixes – 1 for the downstage monitors
, 1 for the sidefills
||Side fill monitors, need them in
the 2nd and 3rd wings
||(Adequate to cover
performance area – 1 mix total for sidefills)
||Downstage monitors- 1 center stage,
1 each stage left and stage right. Leave enough
cables on the off-center monitors so they can be
||1 mix, separate
from the sidefill mix
||Paging system to dressing room areas
||(optional if not
||Sufficient cabling, patch cords,
adapters to interconnect requested equipment
||All necessary cabling to connect
FOH control position to stage, amplifiers, etc…
The PRESENTER’s audio engineers
are to have the PA and monitors reasonably rung out
upon the COMPANY’s arrival. Final adjustments will be
made upon the arrival of the COMPANY’s musicians.
The PRESENTER agrees to provide
an intercom headset system for both flypeople, sound
operator, spot operators, and light board operator,
as well as for the COMPANY’s production stage manager
and head carpenter/rigger, with cables long enough to
reach all wing space
The PRESENTER agrees to provide;
with a Cold Flow attachment and fan to distribute/disperse
equivalent. Fogger should be powerful enough to
fill the entire stage area.
||Reel EFX DF-50 hazer
Moscow Circus travels with a Production
Stage Manager. The PRESENTER’s Technical Director and
COMPANY’s PSM shall mutually determine the schedule
and size and type of crew required for load-in, set-up,
technical rehearsal and performance. Load-In is scheduled
for 8:00AM, unless a different
time is mutually approved by the COMPANY’s Producer
& PSM and PRESENTER’s Technical Director, as determined
by theater conditions, labor rules, and house practices.
2 of whom ust be riggers
2 of whom must be riggers
||In non-union theaters, 2-4 carpenters
will be assigned as truck loaders.
| TRUCK LOADERS (where required)
1 Board op 3 for focus
||4: 1 Board op 2 followspot
ops, 1 deck electrician
2 flymen 2 weight loaders
2 flymen 2 weight loaders
||None of the COMPANY’s drops exceed
40 lbs, and the scrim is 90 lbs with bottom pipe.
|| Props persons are responsible for
moving pieces onstage-tables, large gymnastics mats
and the such.
||Must be knowledgeable of the local
area and have a large clean vehicle capable of carrying
up to 4 passengers.
The PRESENTER must designate a Technical
Director with decision-making authority, a Master Electrician,
as well as someone familiar with the sound system in
the facility to be present, responsible to, and accessible
for consultation with the COMPANY at all crew calls.
The exact crew and work schedule
will be determined after consultation between the COMPANY's
Producer & PSM and PRESENTER'S Technical Director.
An 8am load-in would be typical for an 8pm performance
time. As per Section 5, if capability and schedule permits,
COMPANY prefers to load-in day prior to performance
- DRESSING AND WARDROBE AREAS
Moscow Circus requires separate
dressing rooms for approximately 12 men and 6 women,
located no more than one floor from the stage, with
lighting, make-up tables, chairs, mirrors, costume racks,
and nearby restrooms with lavatories and toilets (that
are not for public use) and preferably with showers.
Dressing rooms must be reserved exclusively for the
use of the company, and must be secure from public.
Moscow Circus also requires one
quiet private dressing room for exclusive use by the
Director/Producer, Co-Director/Co-Producer, and Company
Manager. In the same area as the dressing rooms COMPANY
requests a wardrobe room, with water, lights, and electricity.
The dressing room area should be clean, at a comfortable
temperature of around 72 degrees, and set up prior to
Moscow Circus arrival. For each side of the stage, please
provide one small (4’ by 6’) wardrobe rack. One small
(8’ x 8’) quick change booth might be needed, with its
position to be determined at load-in. At load-in, please
have available several rolling wardrobe racks.
- PRESS/MARKETING DISRUPTION
If television, radio, film, or other
activities should cause a delay in technical preparation
for the show, the sponsor shall be responsible for the
time, personnel and costs required to complete the technical
On load-in’s occurring on same
day as first performance a lunch will be provided for
COMPANY load-in crew of approximately five persons.
Beginning with Technical/Dress
Rehearsals and continuing through performances, dressing
rooms should be supplied with one quart of spring water
(not carbonated!) for each person for each day and fruit
juices. The PRESENTER will provide ice for injuries
and one box of tissues per dressing room and one for
each side of the stage (need to be replenished daily.)
Starting at noon a backstage table near the dressing
rooms should be supplied with hot soup, fresh cheeses
and cold cuts, breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, and
hot water for tea, plates, cups, utensils, napkins,
condiments, etc., for Company use only (approximately
25 persons) for each performance day.
- COMPANY is traveling in a full-sized bus, which
does not have to remain at the venue. The PRESENTER
is to provide a safe area near the theater’s stage
entrance for the COMPANY to safely dis/embark.
- COMPANY needs stairs from both sides of the stage
into the house.
- All backstage crew for the show must be in all
black clothing, including long-sleeved shirts.
- All cables running backstage must not be taped
down and have sufficient slack to be repositioned
to accommodate the COMPANY’S equipment and traffic
The PRESENTER must pay the COMPANY
for all contracted shows regardless of ticket sales
and weather conditions.
The COMPAY shall not be responsible
for any costs required by union or other agents, including
PRESENTOR, for personnel, whether operating or supervisory,
or for any rental costs of production equipment. If
musicians are imposed on the performance by the local
union, the costs for such musicians will be the responsibility
of the PRESENTER.
- FINANCE AND INSURANCE
The PRESENTER agrees to obtain
and pay for any and all local work permits, union fees,
taxes and other local licenses that may be required
for the COMPANY to carry out performances and residency
activities covered by this agreement.
The PRESENTER shall provide for
adequate insurance coverage, including insurance against
losses due to fire or theft, and personal liability
insurance covering the activities of the residency.
The PRESENTER agrees to indemnify
and hold the COMPANY harmless from all claims arising
in any manner in connection with the performance(s)
or other residency activities, except to the extent
that such claim may be occasioned by the negligent act(s)
of the COMPANY.
- COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
Moscow Circus requests up to sixteen
complimentary tickets for each performance, with two
pair located center orchestra on a center aisle for
the Artistic Director and the Producer. Any unused tickets
will be returned no later than one hour before the performance.
In the event that the PRESENTER
cannot fully meet any of the requirements noted above,
the PRESENTER should, prior to acceptance, discuss written
amendments to this agreement with the COMPANY’s Producers
& Production Manager. Both the PRESENTER and the
COMPANY must approve any changes to this rider in writing.
All technical advance work is handled
by the COMPANY’s PSM. You can obtain their current information
directly from Global Entertainment Productions.
Questions may also be directed to Artistic
Director/Producer Sasha Vosk at
Global Entertainment Productions, Ltd.
145 Noble Street, Suite 14
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tel/Fax +1 718 349-2286