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Rigging 101 & 102 with Brett Copes
Ringstar Studio
Ann Arbor, MI
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Coming to Ringstar Studio in January! A two-part rigging workshop with Brett Copes of Fight or Flight Entertainment.

Workshops are $50 each ($100 for the day). Part 1 is from 9am-12pm, and Part 2 takes place from 1-4pm.

(comparable to the FoFE: RIGGING FOR AERIALISTS workshop)


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

RIGGING 102 (?) Applications of DYNAMIC RIGGING
(must take Rigging 101, or Previous Rigging for Aerialists workshop to attend)

(Hands on)

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

About Brett Copes of Fight or Flight Entertainment-

After finishing a successful performance career; a former Stuntman; ropes course administrator; and theatre technician; Acrobatic Rigging and Safety Systems became his new focus and passion. In the last 15 years Brett has rigged for stunts, circus and aerial productions, including individual performers and troupes of all sizes. He has worked with Cirkus Smirkus, the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, Flying FX, Dream World Cirque, Aerial Experience, Tall Corn Circus Festival, and the upcoming Contemporary Circus Festival 2014. Brett has trained with the North American Association of Flying Directors, United Stuntmens Association, and RopeWorks.

Brett has over 6 years as a Rigger with Cirque Du Soliel, including the shows: "O" and "IRIS" and the new CDS venue LIGHT: Las Vegas. Brett specializes in problem solving, rescue systems and has developed a successful "Rigging for Aerialists" seminar geared towards rigging that is most applicable and practical to the immediate needs of the performer. Brett also fabricates and designs unique apparatuses, designs rigging systems, and works with performers on act development.
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Ringstar Studio (View)
3907 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States


Arts > Circus
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Ringstar Studio
On BPT Since: Dec 29, 2013
Ringstar Studio

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