Studio owner? Instructor? Performer? Student?
The popularity of aerial arts has exploded in the last few years. It is more important than ever to educate ourselves on how to stay safe and keep others safe in the air by learning best practices in rigging.
Take advantage of this special opportunity to study with Delbert Hall, recognized expert in aerial rigging and performer flying. With over 30 years of experience and over 400 productions rigged, Delbert is excited to share what every aerialist should know about rigging and connect you to resources that will aid in safe practices for the future.
Help insure the longevity of aerial instruction and performance by learning how to safely rig!
Rigging Immersion (All Levels)
Week A: Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 2 | 9am-12pm
This workshop covers what every aerialist should know about aerial rigging, including:
- dos and don’ts of common aerial hardware
- breaking strengths of hardware
- design factors and working load limits
- mechanical advantage
- inspecting aerial rigs/equipment
- basic knots
- and many other things related to safely rigging aerial effects.
This workshop is intended for aerialists who want to know more about selecting hardware (and apparatus) for aerial work, installing it in a safe manner, inspecting it, cleaning and storing it, and finding and communicating with aerial riggers.
Advanced Aerial Rigging
Week A: Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 2 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This workshop is for
- studio owners (covering liability, insurance, inspections and other topics of importance to studio owners)
- aerial riggers (rigging practices and hands-on practice rigging different apparatus)
- and anyone wanting to make or repair aerial apparatus (swaging wire ropes, splicing fiber ropes, and advanced rope-craft).
This workshop will cover lots of different rigging systems and situations. This workshop will help you take your rigging and understanding of aerial rigging to the next level.
Rock Exotica Butterfly Lift Workshop
Saturday, August 3 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Add the freedom & power of the Butterfly Lift to your aerial performances!
Rock Exotica’s Butterfly Lift is a portable manually operated system specifically designed for lifting aerial performers. It is designed to lift either one or two performers (up to 350 pounds) and is easily operated.
This rig has many advantages over a flying winch:
- Much less expensive
- No electrical power required
- Lighter – can be transported in the trunk of a car or plane (as checked baggage)
- Easy to set-up (typically in 45 minutes or less)
- Can be operated by a performer with minimal training
This session will demonstrate how to setup and operate the Butterfly Lift system. Learn More