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30-06-01, 11:36 PM (GMT)
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"Why does Covent Garden..."
   ...have a small red light exactly centred under the balcony of the Grand Circle during performances? Is it to give a focal point of reference for fouetting ballerinas, or is it just part of the fire/security/lighting/whatever system?

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01-07-01, 10:39 AM (GMT)
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   That small red light is there for many reasons. It is there for spacing, so the dancers can see where centre of the stage is. So all your swans and bayaderes can line up and keep you ballet.coers in harmony.

Another reason is for spotting. Depending on how bright the lights are you can sometimes see quite allot of the audience whilst performing, so you can find many things to spot on. But if the lights are extremely blinding it can be a very nervracking experience to turn with nothing to spot, so the light is there to spot with.

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