Plain muslin blue cyc. The perfect background for a heaven scene or a dance revue with extensive lighting effects.
A plain muslin blue cyc. A cyclorama
is a large curtain or wall positioned at the back of the stage area. It was popularized in the German theater of the 19th century and continues in common usage today in theaters throughout the world. A “cyc
” (US theatrical abbreviation) can be made of unbleached canvas (larger versions) or muslin (smaller versions), filled scrim
(popularized on Broadway in the 20th century), or seamless translucent plastic (often referred to as “Opera Plastic”). Traditionally it is hung at 0% fullness (flat). When possible, it is stretched on the sides and weighted on the bottom to create a flat and even surface. Cycloramas are often used to create the illusion of a sky onstage. By varying the equipment, intensity, color and patterns used, a lighting designer
can achieve many varied looks. A cyclorama can be front lit or, if it is constructed of translucent and seamless material, backlit directly or indirectly with the addition of a white “bounce” drop. – Wikipedia