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MASTERCLASS: Performer Flying & Automation

Performer Flying & Automation
By Anna Robb

Do you want to learn the essential tools for stage managing circus elements? Get some insight into how to work with aerial artists, acrobatic acts and how to facilitate automation and performer flying.

Anna Robb conducts this 90 minute seminar to gain insight into the role of the stage manager in the creation and maintenance of circus elements. Whether it be Cirque du Soleil, aerial acts for corporate events or just some basic knowledge you are seeking to upskill as a stage manager, this webinar is for you.

Included in the session:
– Working with Automation and common automation terms you should know
– Types of Aerial Equipment and basic considerations to take with performers
– Creating aerial cues
– The rigger, artist, automation operator and show caller relationship
– Safety considerations​

About the host:

Anna has worked as a Production Stage Manager and General Stage Manager for over 10 years with complex automation systems and performer flying acts, from the creation, validation and rehearsal periods through to the long term maintenance of such creations and the running of resident shows. Anna has worked as a production stage manager and producer in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She has worked for companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, Christie Digital Systems and The Sydney Opera House.

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