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Saturday, December 2 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
Defying Gravity: An Introduction to Aerial Acrobatic, Circus and Dance Rigging (offsite) LIMITED

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This intensive participatory workshop will address the principles and practices of rigging for circus, acrobatic and aerial dance performance. Beginning with entertainment rigging fundamentals, the workshop will assist participants in developing a solid understanding of the implications of dynamic loading on rigging systems. Featuring practical demonstrations using computerized load-cell technology, it will explore typical scenarios and provide access to an array of skills and techniques for safe and effective performance rigging. Workshop topics will include in-depth discussion of the ANSI E1.43 Performer Flying Standard, its key provisions, and its practical applications.

While we will touch on issues related to automation and theatrical performer flying, the main focus of this particular workshop is on manual rigging for circus-style and aerial dance performance. Fundamentally, we will treat acrobatic rigging as an extreme dynamic application of the principles and practices underlying all good entertainment rigging, both Arena and Theatrical.

This workshop is suitable for entertainment riggers and anyone involved in design, production, performance or risk management for aerial performance. It can also useful for venue and local personnel faced with the increasing number of touring shows and visiting artists incorporating aerial elements into their productions.

The workshop is taught by ETCP Recognized Trainers with decades of specialized experience in rigging for aerial performance, including two of the members of the Task Team responsible for the development of revised ANSI E1.43 Standard.

7 ETCP renewal credits

This class is offsite at AG Productions: transportation and lunch are included.

Purchase of this course comes with a complimentary month of The HQ PRO, an online resource with over 200 hours of workshops made by top pros in the immersive media space. ($150 value). https://interactiveimmersive.io/

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Eric Rouse

Director of Rigging & Training, Entertainment Project Services (EPS)
Eric brings more than 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As director of rigging and training, he supports EPS' clients by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems as well as providing... Read More →

Saturday December 2, 2023 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  • Course Level Intro-Intermediate
  • Subject 7
  • Item Code L51
  • Early bird price 475
  • Price after 10/14 575
  • Lunch Included Y/N Included
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