No matter how badly you want sky dancers, trapeze artists and aerial acrobats to fly through your event, not every venue can accommodate aerialists...or at least they think they can't!
In Our last blog we answered some Aerial Performance and Rigging FAQs
We also learned that while some venues do have the proper ceiling height and structural architecture, oftentimes rigging to the venue's structure is just not possible for any number of reasons:
No access to structural beams because they are embedded in a finished ceiling
Exposed Beams are not in an ideal location
Venue doesn't have safe access via Electric Lift or an A-frame ladder
Event is outdoors
But you still REALLLLLLLLY want to add that aerial element....Have no fear - this is when we provide solutions!
1) Hidden Treasure -
Be it a raised ceiling or a completely finished ceiling, there is always the possibility of striking gold - or steel in this scenario ;) One of our expert riggers can create an aesthetically pleasing opening in order to access the structural beams within the ceiling for aerial rigging.
While this is not typically the most popular choice among venue managers - it never hurts to ask! We have had a number of such cases all with 100% success!
2) The Portable Aerial Rig -
A metal frame and temporary supporting structure erected at/within the event space (indoors or outdoors) We bring the structure to you! Aerial Apparatuses are attached via rigging points to the top of the frame, this is similar to creating a rigging point to a structural beam of a venue, except we bring the actual structure to you!
Temporary structure - tripod or 4 legged.
Can be used indoors and outdoors
Height can be variable
No damage to the venue, leaves no trace (except a social media frenzy ;) )
Makes large scale aerial acts possible at venues or event spaces that typically cannot accommodate aerial rigging
Can be decorated to fit theme / color scheme with florals, fabrics, lights etc.
3) Free Standing Ring a.k.a. Lollipop Lyra
A ground supported, stand-alone aerial apparatus which features a small base and a vertical pole with an aerial ring attached at the top.
The Lollipop is truly a great fit for any venue! Its small footprint (approximately 5 ft in diameter) and variable height makes it especially perfect for events where setting up a portable rig is not efficient. Especially in NYC where square footage and vertical real estate are worth more than diamonds and gold!
Of course, there is always the option to incorporate ground talent too!
We will be discussing the best ways to incorporate ground talent into industry events and product launches in upcoming blog posts...Stay tuned!!!
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