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Rigging for Aerialists with Mike Payne

  • Gravity Aerial Arts 5925 East Evans Avenue, Unit 125 Denver, CO, 80222 United States (map)

WHAT: Aerial workshops and classes are an amazing place to learn so many skills up in the air.  Unfortunately most of them have the same problem, they don’t teach you how to get your apparatus up in the air.

In this workshop we will cover the basics of rigging from the top down.  Structure evaluation, equipment ratings, inspection and most importantly, the questions you need to ask promoters and venue owners.  We will also cover ways to have difficult conversations with other aerialists and riggers you may encounter on your journey as an aerialist.

Observers NOT allowed.

WHO: Mike has been a rope performer, artist and educator since 2009, training under people like Lee Harrington, Lew Rubens and Wykd Dave. Venues he has performed and taught in range from private residences to the Oregon Convention Center. Mike’s rope workshops are designed to make the beautiful art of rope bondage accessible to everyone. After sharing the stage with Portland’s Wanderlust Circus and AWOL dance collective he started training in partner and group acrobatics in 2013 with the Rose City Acro Devils. His training in acrobatics has enhanced his rope performances and given them a unique circus flare. Fractal Tribe, Rose City Acro Devils, and Super Geek League have all featured his partner acrobatic work. With a background in stage rigging and a passion for safety, Mike also teaches safety workshops for aerial and circus arts.

COST: $40 when you sign up by 5/8/19 ($45 after 5/8/19)

Later Event: June 7
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