‘Rigging for Aerialists’ Workshop with Brett Copes

Sunday, June 14, Cycropia will host a six-hour rigging workshop with Acrobatic Rigging Specialist Brett Copes of ‘Fight or Flight Entertainment’. Mr. Copes is a nationally-recognized acrobatic and stunt rigger for shows including Cirque du Soliel, Cavalia and Marvel Universe Live.

This 6-hour Madison workshop is open to the public and will cover a wide range of topics for aerialists and support crews of all experience-levels.


11am-6pm, Sunday, June 14, 2015


2001 Taft Street, Madison, WI 53713 (click here for map)


Cost Per Person:
• Advanced registration is closed:
$175 at the door (cash or personal check only)


Topics Presented

  • Common Dangers and Myths
  • Choosing Overhead Anchors
  • Equipment Preferences
  • Load & Lifting Limits
  • Your Tech Rider
  • Standards and Certifications
  • Rescue Plans
    (and possibly)
  • Shock Load testing
  • Counterweight, Mechanical Advantage and Complex Systems
  • Systems Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Performer Lifting, flying and Operations
  • Proof Loading


For additional information, email info@cycropia.org.