2 Day 'Introduction to Circus Rigging' course delivered by AirCraft Circus Academy Director and Rigger - Nik Litton.
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019
Time: Saturday 10am to 4pm & Sunday 9am to 3pm
This weekend rigging course is aimed at performers who want to know more about what is keeping them in the air, circus teachers, riggers wanting to branch out into circus rigging, and anyone with an interest in circus rigging.
AirCraft Circus Academy, London's oldest and leading independent circus school, has been equipping circus schools, rigging theatres, film studios and shows for nearly 2 decades. As experts in this arcane field, we have tailored bespoke rigging solutions
for many West End shows, films, music videos and festivals. Our expertise is in "old school" performer/stunt flying technique, using rope, pulleys, and muscle power.
This year, we are opening our doors to offer 'An Introduction to Circus Rigging' Weekend course.
The course takes place in AirCraft Circus Academy's new purpose-built circus school. There is no need to bring your own equipment, unless you want it for consideration or examination in the Q & A.
DAY 1 - Saturday:
- Circus Rigging & The Law
- Introduction to lifting nomenclature & protocols
- Introduction to the hardware of circus rigging
- The knots
- Diverted pulley systems
- Exploration of forces (static vs. dynamic)
DAY 2 - Sunday:
- Tour of AirCraft Circus Academy School
- Lunging techniques
- Introduction to work at height
- Exploration of temporary structures (Chinese poles, truss structures, tight wire) and forces involved
- Q & A