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
Delbert Hall
Delbert L. Hall, LLC
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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