The Joy of Historical Research

August 12, 2022, 3:45 - 4:45 PM

All hours are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

The Joy of Historical Research

Educational Session

In 'Nobody Looks Up: The History of Counterweight Rigging System:..." I postulated upon the tenuous links between the early development of stage rigging and a nautical heritage. New found evidence - in June of this year - sheds some light upon the early days. But as many questions as are answered by this evidence, a whole new set of questions arise. The joy of this research is truly falling down the metaphoric rabbit hole. This session will appeal not only to the Canadian members of the CITT/ICTS, but also to our international guests.

After attending this presentation participants will go away with a new appreciation of the genesis of our scenic technology.

Date, Time & Location: Friday August 12, 2022 | 15:45 - 16:45 MDT | MECC - Bianca Room + Via Zoom
Full Conference Pass Virtual-Only: YES (link will be sent to registrants via email)
Duration: 60 mins
Level: General (for all)
Discipline: Rigging; Stage Equipment.

Presenter: Rick Boychuk

Rick Boychuk is the author of "Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System: 1500 to 1925". He is currently researching the follow up edition, which is scheduled for release in 2027.