Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Corridors

Many of you know Birdman, who's posted his photoblog from Portland, Maine. I saw in another post today the very sad news that he passed away. RIP, Birdman.

There is a warren of passages within the National Arts Centre. For the open house, these corridors, dressing rooms, and various spaces were open to the public. Costumes for Opera Lyra's production were on display.


This map doesn't even include Southam Hall, but gives you a sense of the layout of this area.


It includes this space for makeup and hair. Mirrors are all over. Disreputable rogues can be found here and there.


Photos on the walls include previous theatrical productions and artistic images of future work that is going to transform the exterior of the NAC.


I conclude with this space,which is a wardrobe room, filled with both machines and supplies for sewing.

38 comments:

  1. These walls could say so much about all the productions!

    Congratulations on your new government









    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral

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  2. Yay! Justin Trudeau!!! :) I love the light blue gown in your first photo.

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  3. If only walls or mirrors can speak or reflect, there will be many interesting stories being told.

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  4. Love the behind the scenes look. Really thought I'd wake up to a political post. Are you ready for change? !!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. An interesting reportage, thanks for the map!

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  6. I loved these hallways! The lowly choristers used those dressing rooms! There were always people working, sewing something up.
    Thanks for the memories!

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  7. There is a lot going behind the scenes!

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  8. At least you won't be cranky today....

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  9. Warren is a great word for back stages. Usually theaters are recycled buildings and planning is difficult. In this case the building was designed for a theater and still has warrens.

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  10. @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Linda: I thought it stood out.

    @Nancy: oh, yes they could.

    @Janis: it was long overdue.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Jennifer: I can imagine these halls on a performance night.

    @Tanya: it was!

    @Sharon: there is.

    @Norma: I'm delighted today!

    @EG: it certainly is.

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  11. It takes a lot of people in the background to get a show on to the stage. Interesting to see behind the scenes again.

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  12. There is a huge support area for the stagework!
    A great night for the country!
    RIP Birdman - he will be missed by so many of us.

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  13. Very interesting behind the scenes, thank you for sharing them!
    So sorry to hear about Birdman.

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  14. Love the work benches. What a great place to sew.

    Sorry about Birdman.

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  15. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes photos. ---So sorry about Birdman....

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  16. I visited Birdman's blog today because I thought that it was weird not having seen any posts over a few days. I can't believe it. :-(

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  17. This behind the scenes has been interesting!

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  18. production behind the production.

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  19. oh, my god! i just saw the note about birdman! oh, my god... this strikes hard!

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  20. Ah ha, I think I just spotted a 'disreputable rogue'...

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  21. @Red: it seemed to be a very fitting term.

    @Pamela: still some more days of this, too.

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @RedPat: there's so much behind the scenes.

    @Merisi: you're welcome.

    @Whisk: it looked like a nice bright space.

    @Bibi: I am too.

    @Ciel: it's a shock.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Tex: indeed. And yes, it does strike hard.

    @Geoff: very disreputable!

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  22. Yes those costumes look rather operatic.

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  23. I really enjoy the red dress. pretty fancy. ( ;

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  24. I did not know Birdman's Blog. Very sad to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace.

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  25. Enjoyed your post. Love those costumes.

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  26. That is a fascinating place. I'd love to wander about those corridors!

    So happy to hear about your election. Makes me think there might be hope for those of us who live south of you!

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  27. Sorry to hear about Birdman--I didn't know.
    Mirrors make for peekers.
    Neat shots and info.
    MB

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  28. Where did you hear about 'Birdman'? I cannot believe it---and yet...............

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  29. Still reeling about Birdman. Very sad.

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  30. First of all, congratulations with the results of election day.
    This is a nice view behind the scenes again. The map shows how big the theatre is, I think I would get lost there.

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  31. Nice pictures. I feel very sad about our blogging friend.

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  32. That floor plan is fascinating. It takes a creative mind to figure out how to fit everything into that space.

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  33. Love those costumes - sad to hear about Birdman - so sudden.

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