Rigging & Risk Management for Aerial Acrobatics, Circus & Dance

Presented by New England Center for Circus Arts
WHERE
New England Center for Circus Arts 10 town crier drive, Brattleboro
WHEN
January 24 — 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJanuary 26 — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
COST
$395
Teacher
Jonathan Deull
Genre
Rigging / Technical Theater
Who is this class for?
Adults

Session 1: Aerial Rigging Basics (Jan 24/25)
Session 2: Advanced Topics (Jan 26/27)

The workshop is led by experienced aerial rigger and trainer Jonathan Deull. ETCP Renewal Credits are available for participants with ETCP certification.

Both levels will feature practical demonstrations using computerized load-cell technology, and will provide access to an array of skills and techniques for safe and effective performance rigging. Topics to be explored include dynamic loads and forces (including shock loads with live performance demonstrations), strength and properties of materials and hardware (including destructive testing), design factors and determination of allowable loads, use of non-rated and invented apparatus (including bungee), risk assessment and risk management, inspection and retirement protocols, emergency planning, manual performance rigging techniques using mechanical advantage and counterweight, touring considerations, and rigging math.