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Aerial Rigging Workshops (VT) Oct 12-15
Posted October 4, 2017
Led by experienced aerial riggers and trainers Jonathan Deull and Brett Copes, this two-part workshop series 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. While we will touch on the basic principles underlying automated performer rigging systems, this is not an automation class and will not deal in any depth with specific systems, design, or operational considerations. The workshop will also address the provisions of the American National Standards for Performer Flying (ANSI E-1.43 2015).

About the Instructor
Since 1997, Jonathan Deull has been deeply engaged in the study and practice of rigging for live entertainment, with a particular emphasis on aerial performer rigging for circus, aerial dance and theater. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger (theater) and an ETCP Recognized Rigging Trainer and serves as a voting member of the ESTA Rigging Working Group, which formulates rigging standards for the entertainment industry. He has extensive experience in many aspects of live entertainment production—including service as executive vice president of Clark Transfer, the theatrical transportation and logistics company started by his grandfather in 1949.

His work includes design and execution of rigging systems in the USA and internationally. He also creates and leads professional-level workshops and training programs on rigging and risk management for performing arts riggers, as well as rigging familiarity training for performers and choreographers. He has presented at workshops on rigging and other subjects at LDI, USITT, AYCO and other industry gatherings, and he authored the chapter on rigging for Aerial Dance, a book by Jayne Bernasconi and Nancy Smith. A member of IATSE (Local 329) since 1979, he has degrees in theater and law and is a licensed commercial pilot. He spent thirty years living and working in Washington, DC, and now lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Rigging & Risk Management for Aerial Acrobatics, Circus & Dance
Session 1: Aerial Rigging Basics
October 12-13, 2017

Session 2: Advanced Topics
October 14–15, 2017
9am–5pm each day

Enrollment in session two requires completion of session one, prior participation in a basic-level workshop, or permission of the instructor.
New England Center for Circus Arts
10 Town Crier Dr
Brattleboro VT
(802) 254-9780
Enroll here
How Much:
$395 per session (discount for enrolling in both)
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.