The act of levitating any live creature on stage is LIFE-THREATENING. DO NOT DO IT, unless under the supervision of Flying by Foy, ZFX, Hall Associates, Branam Rigging, D2 Flying Effects, or another reputable rigging company specializing in theatrical flight effects.
Save a Life. Hire a Professional Qualified Rigger, each and every time.
See also this article from the March 2009 issue of Stage Directions: Flying Requires Real Grounding.
See this thread: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/special-f-x/9338-making-people-fly-without-using-fly-system.html, for some workable alternatives to actually flying a performer.
See also this blog entry: Amateur rigging can result in injury, or death. | Backstage at BackstageJobs.com | Life behind the scenes….
See also the Collaborative Article Why Not to Fly, DIY.
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