I have been reflecting on our first year of portable sprung floor hire. Show Works took the decision in 2012 to maintain a stock of Biltflor portable sprung dance floor specifically for hire use and have been delighted with the response from the industry.
The sprung floor has been used extensively by Global Creatures while rehearsing King Kong at the Melbourne Show Grounds. The floor was hired for 11 weeks and what was particularly pleasing was that fact that it was incorporated with our other sprung dance floor SprungFloor by Show Works. Global Creatures was SprungFloor by Show Works’ first client and they are still enjoying using it as well.
The installation and removal of the floor was handled by Show Works crew and happened seamlessly.
The floor was also hired over the summer by New Theatricals for the company of The Addams Family Musical to rehearse on in Sydney. Show Works worked in with STM who supplied their Stand Fast vinyl as an overlay.
The Melbourne Festival was the initial hirers of the floor and used it extremely satisfactorily in the Malthouse theatre over a period of one month in October 2012.
All in all the floor hire has proven a huge success and with the Australian Ballet dancing on Biltflor every day you can rely on it for quality, consistency and performance.
Show Works looks forward to further hiring engagements over the next 12 months.