A discussion of safety in the Performing Arts for professionals, students, teachers, and administrators. A sometimes terrifying look at some surprising conditions, what you might do about them; and how to plan for better safety in your facility, teaching program, and career.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Fall Into Orchestra Pit Claims Another Life
On March 17th, 2013, the Acting Chief Director of the Perm Opera and Ballet Company backed-up and fell about 3m (~10 feet) into an open Orchestra Pit during a rehearsal of Peer Gynt. Olga Enns, 33, struck her head and was urgently rushed to the hospital where doctors assessed her injuries and said she here chances of survival were minimal.
Olga Enns - 1980-2013
Olga spent the next two week in a coma, and on April 2, 2013, she passed away. She is survived by here mother and a sister. Olga had worked at Perm since 2006 and was integral in the effort to make the theatre more friendly to visiting performance companies.
Let's be more vigilant about safety!
Watch-out for others that are working
around the edges of stages and traps.