Rigging Q & A
What can you rig from?
Many venues are easy to rig in. We can hang from a structural beam or existing trussing. We’re happy to call the venue to discuss rigging options. Once you hire Aerial Muse, we’ll take care of all the details from rigging design and load in, to take down at the end of the night, so you can focus where you need to.
Is rigging included?
Yes, ‘easy’ rigs are included in our fees. Our experienced aerialists can rig quickly and efficiently in many venues.
We can refer you to a local certified rigger to offer or install custom rigging solutions. Premium effects are priced based on complexity, gear and operations. A formal quote with several options for you will be provided by engineer.
Our portable rig is available for a reasonable rental fee.
What else do I need to know about your portable aerial rig?
Our portable rig goes up quickly indoors or out, and it fits beautifully on most dance floors and the party can go on underneath it.
We like to allow an hour for full rig and show set up, though we are usually done before. We ask you to provide 2-3 able-bodied volunteers to assist with rig set up and strike. Volunteers are needed for approx 20 mins for set up and for strike.
INDOORS & OUTDOORS:
Footprint at 22′ height: approx. 18’x21′.
Footprint at 17′ height: approx.. 14’x17′
Footprint at 12’ height approx. 9’x13’
Minimum 12′ or 22′ overhead clearance needed. Unencumbered level surface required. Grass or concrete preferred.
What is the minimum ceiling height for aerial acts?
We recommend at least 12′ for any act
Ideal height for silks is between 18’ and 30’
Ideal height for Trapeze, Lyra (aerial hoop), and Sling is 16’-22’
Our portable rig can be set up to 12’ 17’ or 22’ high. No ceiling attachment required!
How do you get up to the ceiling?
Most venues have a genie lift that we can use. Ladders are also fine, provided they reach to the structural beams. Upon request we can provide a ladder that stretches up to 22’.
We really want aerial, but the ceiling is too low, or, the venue has a decorated ceiling…
No problem. We’ve got a unique aerial apparatus that sits on the ground. It only needs 12’ clearance.
Can you perform outdoors?
Yes, we’ve got a portable aerial rig that sets up and tears down quickly with assistance of 3 able-bodied volunteers or we can rig from trees, bridges, gazebos etc.
And, we’ve got unique ground-based acts such as stilters, hoopers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, fire dancers, hip hop dancers and poi spinners.
Do you rent your rig?
Yes, to professional insured aerialists. Call or email us for info.
I don’t know if this is possible, but…
Ask away – we love to brainstorm and problem solve!
We have particular modesty requirements. Is that OK for you?
Absolutely. We’ve got tons of costumes from modest to racy.
We’re having a big fat gay wedding…
Mary, we can hardly wait!