What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

Dec 19, 2013

The Dance World

How do you look for inspiration?  We appreciate the difficulty in developing a show and have some suggestions for your creative exploration in 2014. So much creativity and hard work go into scenes, lighting, costumes, sound, make-up, stage managing, and the performance, these dance sources can take all of the guess work out of covering new ground.

  • Perusing the websites of, or attending 2014’s United Dance Merchants of America, Dance Teacher Summit and United States Institute for Theatre Technology can help you hone in on exactly the show you want to produce.
  • Allow us to be your muse!  We have created 9 new dance drops, abstract and literal.  It is important for the drop to support and play off the performers, which makes our abstract backdrops very versatile and compatible for myriad types of recitals.
  • Check out Tumblr, Pinterest, Bing Images and Photobucket.
  • Browse our total selection of 165 dance related drops and let our creativity inspire you.
Hip Hop Dance Backdrop

ES8019 Hip Hop Dance Backdrop

For Event Planners

Reinventing your events with new options is a good way to stay ahead of the game and invigorate your 2014 calendar. Here are a couple of ideas that are sure to make lasting impressions on your clients and guests!

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Grosh Backdrop LIFT Demo & Reception

Grosh Backdrop LIFT Demo & Reception

Oct 7, 2013

October 2, 2013 —LOS ANGELES, CA — Grosh Backdrops and Drapery rolled out the red carpet last week for a few select industry leaders to demonstrate its patented backdrop and drapery lifting system, the Backdrop LIFT.  Designed and developed by Grosh internally, the Backdrop LIFT caters to organizations that may not have the proper equipment needed to incorporate backdrops or drapery into their events. The telescoping system is simple to assemble and operate, needing only 15 minutes for a complete 17’h x 40’w set up with one or two people. Requiring no additional equipment, the system is easy to transport and can be utilized in almost any space.

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Event Planning: Controlling Expenses for a New Year

Event Planning: Controlling Expenses for a New Year

Sep 16, 2013

September is a good time to start thinking about next year before the excitement and busyness of the holiday season begins. Here are some cost and time saving things to think about as you plan your new year.

1. Time Management  – TIME is MONEY. As much as things change, this is still true. In order for your business to grow you have to carve out time to make and implement growth plans. If you find yourself always working on client tasks it is going to be hard for your business to grow. Look for opportunities to delegate.  Schedule time to work on your business in the same way you schedule time for clients. Compare and analyze growth potential against investment of hiring, marketing and equipment cost.

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Summer Events: Keeping Your Crew Cool and Your Setups Seamless

Summer Events: Keeping Your Crew Cool and Your Setups Seamless

Aug 9, 2013

Professional event managers should add “Magician” to their title. If you have been involved in an event setup, you know unexpected issues always come up, finishing on time is challenging and there is at least one great “if only you knew” story the client never hears about.  Event setups are even more intense during the summer when temperatures are high.

Here are Five “Keep it Cool” Event Setup Tips:

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Staging and Mapping – Map out everything! Create a map that designates staging areas, where supplies and tools will be, where deliveries should drop off and ultimately where everything goes in final setup. Distribute the map to the crew with emphasis on supply and tool areas. Nothing heats up frustration more than being assigned to a task and not being able to find the tools you need to complete the task. Be sure to have the right quantity of tools based on workers required to complete assignments. Instruct the crew to return tools and supplies to designated areas when they are done with them. This will also make clean up easier.

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