“Stage rigging and its impact on structural design always present interesting challenges for structural engineers. Going back as far as Leonardo da Vinci and the Court Masques of 15th-century Italy, stage rigging has played an important part in providing the visual effects of stage productions.” (cpn_admin (2014) Stage Rigging 101

The two basic uses of stage rigging are:

  1. to support shift stage scenery
  2. to support the stage-lighting system

Examples are stage curtains, heavier framed scenic pieces, and painted backdrops, which are raised and lowered by rigging systems.



To see how you rig a light, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5BUqba8fkw



cpn_admin (2014) Stage Rigging 101. Available at: http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/news-articles/stage-rigging-101/377075 (Accessed: 13 October 2016).

Climbing Systems (no date) Available at: http://www.eventtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Americas-Voice-Video-Support.jpg (Accessed: 13 October 2016).

stageprojects (2012) How to rig a light. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5BUqba8fkw (Accessed: 13 October 2016).

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