We would go on our knees, yes, literally.
The venue operator informed us that if we placed the camera in the location
(see above video), the only way we would be allowed to do so was if we did
not block the patrons 2 meters behind us. The left side of the stage was very
small and that was the only place we could put the camera.
And that's how our poor camera operator ended up on his knees panning,
zooming and tilting the video camera with his neck craned upwards
for the ENTIRE performance.
Our client loved the videos and that made it all worthwhile!