I’ve Got the Spins: Single-Line Rigging Challenges and Solutions

  • Room: Grand Ballroom F
Saturday, March 17, 2018: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Ben Clark
Yale School of Drama
John McCullough
Technical Director
New York City College of Technology


Chandeliers and other scenic elements often look best when rigged on single lines from a single point. Rigging those items from a single point can be simple; rigging them to hang and not spin around that single point can seem more challenging. This session will present best practices for avoiding rotation of scenic elements hung from a single point, including discussions about the impact of rope or cable construction on spinning, the use of in-line swivels, and implementing guide methods to keep hung items in-line. This session qualifies for .75 ETCP Renewal Credits.


Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn to recognize the impacts of specific rope and cable manufacturing methods on single-line rigging and spinning of hung items.

Attendees will learn about specific rigging hardware appropriate for reducing spinning of items rigged on a single line.

Attendees will learn how to incorporate guide methods for keeping items rigged from a single point from spinning.

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