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Rigging Workshop for Aerialists Feb 10
Posted January 28, 2012
Join us for a hands-on, information-packed workshop taught by Brett Copes from Los Angeles, currently working with Cirque Du Soleil Iris.

Brett will discuss:
~Standards & safety practices
~Methods for rigging to structures
~Portable rigs etc.
~Equipment preferences and techniques
~Load & lifting math, weight limits
~Common dangers, myths, & problems.
~How to put together your tech rider
~And a rescue plan

Aerialists bring your rigging and get an evaluation of its condition and configuration. We will learn basic knots and hardware use.

Fly Up in the Air: Learn how to set up and use a lifting system, 1-1 system, 2-1 system and the basics of flying aerialists.

Brett Copes, owner of Fight or Flight Entertainment, is an experienced and skilled rigger, specializing in theatrical flying, stunt, and acrobatic rigging. He started out rigging building, running ROPES courses and climbing walls. Later expanding as a stuntman and stunt rigger. He has designed and choreographed aerial and flying effects for theatrical shows, and he ran away briefly with the circus. He now resides in Los Angeles, California, and works with Cirque Du Soleil Iris and building aerial equipment.
Friday, February 10, 6–9pm
Gowanus Ballroom
55 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gowanus Ballroom is a little tricky to find if you haven’t been here before. It is in Gowanus, near the under-construction Smith and 9th Street subway stop. When on 9th, you cross under the bridge and make an immediate left into the complex following the canal. We are located in the building with the large smokestack directly behind FIND furnishings. Drive all the way back through the complex parking lot and follow the signs for Serett Metal, or if you are on foot, walk down and into the complex and make your first right into the alley. You’ll see the sign for Serett Metal dead ahead, and you’ll know you’re there.
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How Much:
$75 for a 3-hour workshop, plus stay after for a free dance party!
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