Backstage is a crucial part of a live performance happens behind the scenes, both before a production is mounted and during its run. The technical crew, are the people employed behind the scenes (“backstage”) to control all the technical aspects of creating a concert, play, musical, opera or other live performance. Backstage crew need to be able to unload scenery, maintain and repair the ‘flying’ equipment and scenery. They may need to raise and lower suspended scenery during a performance, operating the mechanical components of the stage. In smaller theatres where the flying systems are not mechanized, there can be a lot of physical labour involved. They have to be quick, quiet and calm when working backstage. The technical crew fall into different categories based on area of expertise and responsibilities. The most common categories include: Stage, Production, Rigging, Lighting, Sound, etc.
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Myself Ranita Roy from Andul, India. Andul is a small town near Kolkata, India. I'm studying Masters degree in Environmental Science. Photography is a kind of meditation for me. I started photography in 2015 and Now I'm working as a freelance photographer. I love to capture everything around me, yet I have a very special interest in Narrative photography. Through this medium of art, I express myself and remain good. I completed different projects under the State Government of West Bengal along with many self-projects like Old Age Happiness, Flood affected areas, Child Labor, Health care issue, Animal rights, Environmental issues and many more. Being a scholarship awardee from NOOR (Stanley Greene scholarship) in Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2018 andTimothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award 2018, I gained advanced knowledge in narrative photography. The workshop "Experimenter Learning Program: Module III: New Directions on Documentary photography by Sohrab Hura (Magnum Photos) has enriched my knowledge further. I'm also selected for National Geographic Photo Camp_Kolkata in 2018. Nominated for Worldpress Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program (Asia)2019. In 2019 I'm selected for 7th annual New York Portfolio Review organized by the New York Times at New York. Selected for CMX workshop 'Your Photojournalism Survival Kit' by Ron Haviv in Bangladesh in March 2019. I have won diverse photography challenges in National and International level including UNESCO (Climate change), 7th National Photography Award_ 2019 (INDIA), Honorable Mention in Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, West Bengal State Award Champion at Kalanand organized by PrafullaDahanukar Art Foundation and being top 10 finalists of International Women Photographer Award 2017. Among the selected photographers for 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2018, Organized by ARTPIL. The last February in 2019 I got news that I'm the Second runner up in Landskrona Foto Residency Program. Many of my photos and photograph stories were an exhibit and published in various media. View all posts by Ranita Roy Photography