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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Aerialist Rigging

STU COX

Introduction

Aerial arts are some of the most popular elements in live performance today. They can be seen in all aspects of entertainment, ranging from live theatre and special events to tradeshows, corporate events, and even biblical productions in houses of worship. They are fast becoming a form of fitness and recreation much like dance or martial arts. Originating in the circus, aerial arts have evolved into a spectacular art form that amazes, frightens, and mesmerizes an audience.

As the number of aerialists increases, so too does the need for experienced riggers who can combine their rigging skills from other parts of the entertainment industry with an understanding of the dynamic forces involved with this art ...

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