Rigging Workshops with Brett Copes! 6/18 and 6/19/16

April 18, 2016



$150 per day, price discounted to $250 if you sign up for both days! Online deposit of $45 per day required in advance, remainder due day of in cash.


Saturday 6/18/16

10 am to 5 pm, lunch break from 1-2 pm


~Common Dangers and Myths
~Choosing Overhead Anchors
~Equipment Preferences
~Load & Lifting Limits
~Your Tech Rider
~Standards and Certifications

~Rescue Plans

Sunday 6/19/16

10 am to 5 pm, lunch break from 1-2 pm

RIGGING 102: Practical Applications and DYNAMIC RIGGING (4-6hrs)

(must take Rigging 101, or Previous Rigging for Aerialists workshop to attend or equivalent experience)

-Shock Load testing
-Counterweight, Mechanical Advantage and Complex Systems
-Systems Analysis
-Risk Assessment
-Performer Lifting, flying and Operations

-Proof Loading


BRETT COPES from FIGHT OR FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: with experience as a Ropes Course Administrator, Stuntman and Theatre Technician… for the past 10+ years his focus and passion has been Stunt Rigging, Acrobatic Rigging and Performer Flying. Brett has Rigged for stunts, circus and aerial productions, Including individual performers and troupes of all sizes. He has Rigged for Cavalia, NAAFED, The Big Show Cirkus Smirkus, the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, Gyrotronic, The Aerial Classroom, Dream World Cirque, Tall Corn Circus Festival and is the Head Rigger for the CHICAGO CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS FESTIVAL. Brett has over 5 years as a Rigger with Cirque Du Soliel shows: “O” and "IRIS", the new CDS venue LIGHT, and THE BEATLES: LOVE. Most recently serving as the Head Acrobatic Rigger for MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE and during the Creation of PETER PAN THE TOUR!

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