115 minutes | Oct 6th 2020

Episode 23 – Andy Schmitz

New England Center for Circus Arts Facilities Manager & Rigger, Andy Schmitz joins us to talk about his start in theatre, his first time operating a fly system, & working for Las Vegas “Spectacle“ shows. We discuss counter weight rigging and if it is a lost art and has new technology replaced the need for older methods? We also spent some time talking about aerial performance and the rigging used for it. Zephyr Feryok study of carabiner fatigue - http://itrsonline.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Zephyr_Carabiner-Fatigue.pdf