The Nutcracker: Then and Now

The Nutcracker: Then and Now

Dec 3, 2015

The Nutcracker Soldier

The Nutcracker Soldier

            The Nutcracker is such an important part of the holiday season both as the lovable toy and the gorgeous ballet.  For Grosh and our clients The Nutcracker tends to keep us focusing more on the ballet.  However, it is interesting to think about what the toy’s meaning and history is and how it inspired the ballet.

            According to German tradition, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to the family and protect the home.  The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength, guarding the family from danger.  A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of luck and goodwill.  Since the 15th century, Nutcrackers have existed in the form of wooden carvings and have traditionally been formed into the shape of a soldier, knight, or king.

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The Magic of Lighting

The Magic of Lighting

Sep 6, 2015

When it comes to setting the stage, lighting is critical. Whether you’re using backlighting or gels, it is possible to create a unique effect and custom backdrop look. Check out our lighting gallery for examples of backdrops lit in various ways to create mood and impact.

View the Lighting Gallery:

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What are your favorite techniques for setting the stage with lighting?

– The Grosh Team

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Grosh Featured by “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show

We are honored and humbled to be featured by the “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show, a program dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals with companies such as Glad, Crest, Land’s End and now … Grosh Backdrops and Drapery.

We invite you to take a look inside our historic facilities in the heart of Hollywood and find out why Grosh Backdrops and Drapery was selected as the best in our industry and featured on the show. Meet members of the Grosh team including President Amanda Uhlein, Manager of Business Development & Sales, JoAnna Smith and Creative Director, Greg Viera and learn how Grosh became the World’s Greatest Backdrop and Drapery company.

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Backdrops Meets the Fibonacci Spiral

Backdrops Meets the Fibonacci Spiral

Apr 17, 2015

Not only are Grosh backdrops shining on your schools’ stages around the country, but they are shining in the classrooms as well. Specifically, at Levi Bemis Elementary School in Rialto, CA in Angela Hoover’s 5th grade GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) Classroom! Mrs. Hoover used Grosh’s Time Warp Backdrop # ES7616 as inspiration for teaching her students about the significance of the Fibonacci Spiral and its influence on both the worlds of math and art. Her students proceeded to create their own inspired works using the mathematic formula that is used to build this form. Here are a few of the incredible results. Needless to say you have inspired us as well. There is no limit to what art can do, go Bobcats!

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Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Dec 19, 2014

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery is one of the only backdrop companies with a fully staffed scenic department and painter’s studio!  As part of our commitment to excellence, Grosh would never think of outsourcing any part of the production process from designing renderings to the finished backdrop.  Grosh does not employ a production line, but passionate artists who do all the work in-house maintaining full control and integrity over the artistic process.

From celebrities to major retailer brand sponsored events and global franchises to talented noteworthy artists, Grosh customs takes it all on with finesse and efficiency. What else can you expect from the biggest, oldest and best in the business?

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