Sound, tech and other logistics requirements/useful information to make Gurdeep’s session run smoothly:
Please pay attention when marked “Required” and “Suggested, but not required.”
(1) Audio Needs (Required)
Your Soundboard Must Have Two XLR Inputs Spare (Required): Your soundboard should have two XLR inputs available for Gurdeep for his (a) XLR Wireless Headset and (b) XLR Bluetooth Receiver. One XLR input must be Phantom Powered. (Required)
(a) Wireless Headset
Gurdeep brings his own head-worn wireless headset microphone for performances, workshops and speeches. The receiver of this wireless headset microphone can be plugged into any soundboard with XLR input. Therefore, having one XLR input spare in your soundboard for his headset is important. We have given the photo of the headset below in case you want to view it:
Gurdeep plays his music from his iPad. The iPad is connected to an XLR Bluetooth receiver. This XLR Bluetooth receiver can be plugged into any soundboard with XLR input. Therefore, having one XLR input spare in your soundboard for his music is essential. This XLR input must be Phantom Powered. We have given the photo of the XLR Bluetooth receiver below in case you want to view it:
(C) XLR Cable
If there is more than 100 feet (about 30 meters) distance between the soundboard/audio team and the stage (Gurdeep), we will also need a long XLR cable to shorten the distance between Gurdeep’s XLR Bluetooth Receiver and himself. The XLR Bluetooth Receiver may not pick the clear music audio if there is a long distance between both. Having a very long XLR cable handy can solve this issue.
(2) Music or Lecture Stand (Required)
Gurdeep uses a music or lecture stand for his iPad and some other things. Therefore, please ensure at least one music or lecture stand is available on the stage or riser for Gurdeep.
(3) Chairs Layout (Suggested, but not required)
If the members of the audience are sitting in chairs, it is recommended that there is space between the chairs so that they are able to sit and repeatedly stand during the session and have space for dance movement. Here is an example of the layout of the chairs at Haida Gwaii (BC) for Gurdeep’s event by the organizers:
Rows/Columns Layout (Another Option):
Another option can be making columns of keeping two chairs side by side. That way, the audience members can stand at the left or right side of their chairs when they are asked to stand up for the dance movement. For example, the rounded dots below are placeholders for two paired chairs in columns. The person who is sitting on the left side of the column can dance in empty space on the left side, The person who is sitting on the right side of the column can dance in empty space on the right side.
We find this to be the best option. If your event features rounded tables with chairs around them, there is usually ample space among them. Therefore, if you have rounded tables arranged, that’s great, and there are no further suggestions.
(4) Location of Stage or Riser
If the stage is permanently fixed, then it is fine the way it is.
However, if you are going to set up a new stage temporarily in a rectangular space, it is ideal to have the stage along the length of the room rather than the width. This promotes visibility for audience members in the back.
(5) Suggested Stage/Riser size and Height
It is recommended that the stage or riser be at least 4 feet (122 cm) high and 12 feet (366 cm) wide and long.
(6) Side Activities During the Session
Some organizers serve food during the event. If you would like to serve food, it is recommended that food be served after the performance. Eating and drinking during the performance can create a barrier for people to enjoy it. If there are other activities planned during Gurdeep’s performance, it is also recommended that they be paused during that time.