3 Jan 2019

Gravity & Levity

We're getting straight down to the good stuff this new year - we have a ton of activity for you this January and there are still spaces to join us. We'd love to see you! Read on festive survivor, read on...

Aerial Teacher Training

13-18 January 2019

There are a few spaces remaining on the teacher training courses we have running this month with Serenity Forchion Smith: "Just want to say the course was absolutely amazing and I will be highly recommending to anyone in aerial not just for teacher training but for personal development as well."

AND because we're feeling generous, if you enrol on any of the teacher training courses, you get a delightful 20% discount on Dissecting Aerial tickets! 
Aerial Teacher Training bookings

Dissecting Aerial 2019

19-20 January @ The Point

The second edition of our healthier aerial practice symposium, Dissecting Aerial is coming at you this month, with a strong focus on Accessible Aerial on day 2. Check our socials for announcements of all the speakers, including:
  • Amelia Cavallo, blind theatre practitioner, professional aerialist and PhD candidiate at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, talking about 'the trouble with access'
  • Ana Prada, aerial & somatic practitioner, creator of Vayu aerial yoga, talking about ‘Hanging with Awareness’
  • Katy Chambers, Senior Dance Specialist Physio at Trinity Laban Health and Dance Science Lecturer, delivering a practical presentation about ‘Hypermobility and its implications for aerialists’. 
Snap up the remaining spaces at Dissecting Aerial 

EADF 2019 Timetable  

We are very excited to be announcing the timetable for our celebratory 10th edition of the European Aerial Dance Festival at Dissecting Aerial symposium. Keep your eyes peeled! ūüĎÄ

Also, don't forget our lovely sponsors Firetoys are still offering customers a whopping 10% discount on purchases when you quote the code ‘10for10’. AND each time someone uses the ‘10for10’ code, Firetoys donates 10% of the sale to the European Aerial Dance Festival so we can keep subsidising our world-class festival for you all! Woop!
Get your 10for10 discount!

VDF 5 - Alternative Perspectives

20-25 January 2019 @ The Point

As you know, VDF were awarded ACE funding alongside their Creative Europe funding to support a 5th gathering investigating ‘Alternative Perspectives and Accessible Aerial’. G&L are excited to be hosting this event, which will focus on working with D/deaf and disabled artists. Watch our socials for updates on what we get up to.

In The Jungle...

February 2019

G&L’s AD Lindsey Butcher will be investing in her own professional development for the whole of February continuing her Vayu Aerial Yoga studies with Maestra Ana Prada and beginning her gyrokinesis pre-training journey. We'll be shutting up shop during this time, so updates on this adventure will be on social media in March. 'Til then!

Dont forget:

If you run events, training or opportunities for aerial artists, let us know - we're keen to promote all the fantastic opportunities with our international networks to make amazing opportunities available to everyone. Equally, if you're looking for events, training or opportunities, take a look at the listings!
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29 Dec 2018



Art + Nature as Medicine

Dear Friends,

As 2018 draws to a close, we send you our heartfelt thanks for consistently making our dreams real. From activating public spaces in major urban centers, to offering arts education in the hope of paving the way for a more compassionate future, to honoring nature and reminding us all of its critical role in our lives - your support of our work helps communities around the world deepen, honor the human spirit, and be inspired by the arts.

Looking ahead to the new year, all of us at BANDALOOP are achingly aware of the need to champion fiercely for our natural spaces as they become ever more scarce and precious.

It is with an eye to this need that we will return to our mountain roots in the new year, to create the third short film in our trilogy of dance in nature.

WATCH our just-released second film in this trilogy: Coyote Waltz

Capturing our duets with mountain faces and sharing them with our global audience: it is by casting this spotlight on the collective power of art and nature that we add our strength to the conservation movement.

This is one of the legacies that makes our vision exceptional in dance, and mountain film.

I urge you now to become part of our legacy.

Your support will go directly to our creation work and training. Our goal is within reach: $14,000, a dollar for each foot of mountain. $10,000 of this will be matched by generous BANDALOOP donors. Please empower us to share art and nature as medicine worldwide. The Facebook campaign is here, or click here to donate directly through our website.

The BANDALOOP family wishes you and yours a new year rich with joy and good health.

With love and hope,
Thomas Cavanagh, Executive Director, BANDALOOP
December 2018, Oakland, CA USA
If you have already made your 2018 donation: THANK YOU!
Donations can be made external to the Facebook campaign; if you are not a Facebook user please visit this page on our site.

Our mailing address is:
2201 Broadway St. PH2
Oakland, CA 94612
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24 Dec 2018


Festa di Roma 2019
Compagnia Il Posto - Danza Verticale

Il Gigante

Il Gigante
1 gennaio 2019
Palazzo dell'Anagrafe - Casa dei Crescenzi
h 17:30 + 18:35 + 19:25
Via Luigi Petroselli, 54 00186 Roma
evento gratuito
Il Gigante √® il progresso, una corsa inarrestabile verso il futuro alla ricerca di un mondo migliore. Il progresso moderno √® strettamente legato al mondo dell’industria; le fabbriche del Novecento sono il frutto della concezione evoluzionistica della storia come ricerca incessante di un’umanit√† proiettata verso il futuro.

A ogni avanzamento per√≤ corrisponde una retrocessione, una caduta all’indietro che riporta l’uomo alla condizione di partenza in un ciclo continuo che non porta al miglioramento sperato. Il progresso √® apparente, mira a soddisfare bisogni naturali e necessari senza prendersi cura del mondo che abitiamo e delle limitate risorse che abbiamo a disposizione.

I danzatori rappresentano l’umanit√† che corre verso il futuro ma contemporaneamente agganciata al passato, divisa tra la volont√† di portarlo avanti e quella di staccarsi da esso. La danza si avvale del potere scaturito dall’unione di energie diverse che sono prodotte dai luoghi, dai corpi in movimento e dalla musica. L?interazione con l?ambiente circostante √® stretta e fa riferimento a tutti gli aspetti.

Ideazione, Coreografia Wanda Moretti
Musica per sax, Live electronics Marco Castelli
Coproduzione Festival Oriente Occidente, Il Posto, Centro Europeo per la Danza Verticale

1 gennaio 2019
Palazzo dell'Anagrafe - Casa dei Crescenzi
h 17:30 + 18:35 + 19:25

Via Luigi Petroselli, 54 00186 Roma
Ideazione, Coreografia Wanda Moretti Musica per sax, Live electronics Marco Castelli CoproduzioneFestival Oriente Occidente, Il Posto, Centro Europeo per la Danza Verticale