(1) Behind you is a gorgeous, restored great house set against a backdrop of rainforests and mountains.(2) The stage backdrop is filled with smoke and the curtains have become brown drapes, some halfway across the stage.(3) This is happening against a backdrop of fights by environmentalists to get old dams torn down.(4) They survived, but Todd has been forced to work against a backdrop of continuing financial uncertainty.(5) Set against a backdrop of Alpine lakes and mountains, this city has the perfect mix of folk tradition and fast-moving modernity.(6) Against a backdrop of steadily declining music sales, music companies have been forced to think of alternative solutions.(7) the conference took place against a backdrop of increasing diplomatic activity(8) Greenland is a country of stark contrasts, where ice and sunshine, greenery and snow are partners against a backdrop of fjords and mountains.(9) This movie is a work of fiction, but it's played against a backdrop of historical events.(10) The summer tourists have gone, leaving plenty of space to enjoy the many activities on offer against the backdrop of outstanding scenery.(11) the conference took place against a backdrop of increasing diplomatic activity(12) The patterns on the stage and against the backdrop were beautiful, the movement sensual and relational.(13) At the same time, they have faced an uphill struggle to continue investing in networks against a backdrop of falling stock markets and huge debts.(14) The building demonstrations come against a backdrop of continued violence in the country.(15) These discussions take place against a backdrop of deepening economic crisis and rising social tensions.(16) Shakespeare's magical comedy will be played out against a simple backdrop of parkland scenery, he said.