Well, what a start to Gravity & Levity's 15th year! January was packed with amazing events and throughout February Lindsey
was in the jungle for some personal professional development for a
G&L 'birthday treat'. Its not even the end of Q1 and we're already
rockin'! We have loads more exciting news, workshops and EADF announcements for you in this season's newsletter, including another birthday celebration 🤔 Read on friends!
We are delighted to announce that GL have been awarded ACE funding to re-stage their first touring production, WHY. Originally created in 1994, the work achieved critical acclaim and won the Jerwood Circus Award as part of the Taking Flight
series of live and screen based works. The original cast will be back
in the studio later this month working towards the international
premiere at the Irish Aerial Dance Festival 2019. The first UK show will be at #EADF2019 to kick start the tour. Watch our socials for insights into the original Taking Flight series and developments in the studio.
This day-long workshop led by choreographer Fin Walker and AD Lindsey Butcher
will investigate the Art of Choreography in circus and aerial arts. The
workshop will support you to open your awareness, explore existing
strengths and weaknesses, and clarifying what you want to say through
choreography and what tools you might use to say it.
We are celebrating the European Aerial Dance Festival's 10th birthday! The EADF 2019 website is now live so you can peruse all the new and returning courses and tutors as well as special events. Bookings open next Monday 1st April so get planning and ready to book early to avoid disappointment. Watch out for special early bird discounts! 🎟👀
This year's Dissecting Aerial included a specialist focus on Accessible Aerial
on day 2. Thanks to all the wonderful speakers who wowed and astonished
us with their knowledge and expertise. Thanks also to the 50+ people
who joined us to indulge your curious minds and share food and thought.
Cue fanfare, drum rolls etc... next year's DA will be 25-26 Jan 2020 at The Point 🎉
Back in Jan we had a blast hosting Vertical Dance Forum's 5th meeting, funded by Creative Europe and Arts Council England. VDF
choreographers and dancers worked with D/deaf & disabled artists to
investigate accessibility and innovation in aerial harness work. There
was so much experience, generosity, curiosity and laughter in the room,
we hope to run another in the not so distant future.
We are thrilled to be performing WHY at South East Dance's launch event for their Dance Space in 2020. The '20:20 Vision' launch programme aims to address long-standing gender imbalance in dance. SED AD Cath James
says the programme "will challenge the status quo to showcase a
powerful body of work from unique and talented women and non-binary
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!