27 Oct 2014

Gravity & Levity

Gravity & Levity presents

Created by Lindsey Butcher and Darshan Singh Bhuller
with BBC Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn

Gravity & Levity's passionate aerial dance production Rites of War has been described by audiences as ‘captivating’, ‘dumbfounding’ and ‘visually stunning’: six dancers will literally shift your perspective with breathtaking skill. Watch the trailer

If you missed it earlier this year, here's another chance to catch this extraordinary show as it hits the road this week, opening at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, before touring to Aberystwyth Arts Centre, London's Laban TheatreThe Point Eastleigh andThe Riverfront in Newport. See below for full tour details.

From the trenches of World War I to the streets of present day Afghanistan, the impact of war on the lives of ordinary men and women is powerfully told through beautifully crafted choreography - both on the stage and in the air - fused with film, poetry, music and contemporary news commentary.

For over a decade, Gravity & Levity has been at the forefront of aerial dance performance in the UK. For Rites of War, Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher collaborates with acclaimed choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and longtime BBC war reporter David Loyn. The result is a rich tapestry of striking imagery that will leave indelible marks on the mind.

‘Brutally clear-eyed… Bhuller and Butcher are fine choreographers’  The Guardian
'No. 1 dance show to see this month'  Time Out London (May 2014)
'Feasts of emotive visual tableaus... striking and provocative'  Total Theatre Magazine
'Inventive, emotive aerial dance... we would advise any who can get tickets to go'  Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Autumn 2014 tour  

Tue 28 Oct, 8pm & Wed 29 Oct, 4pm
Landmark Arts Centre
Ferry Road, Teddington, London TW11 9NN
£7 (£5 concs) | 020 8977 7558 | book online >

Sat 8 Nov, 7.30pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, SY23 3DE
£14 (£13 concs) | 01970 623 232 | book online >

Tue 11 Nov, 7.30pm
Laban Theatre
Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ
£16 (£12 concs) | 020 8305 9300 | book online >

Fri 14 & Sat 15 Nov, 7.30pm 
The Point Eastleigh
Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE
£12 (£10 concs) | 023 8065 2333 | book online >

Sat 22 Nov, 7.30pm
The Riverfront
Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG
£12.50 (£10.50 concs) | 01633 656 757 | book online >

Watch the trailer

Head over to our Vimeo channel to watch our wonderful video trailer plus footage from rehearsals including interviews with members of the creative team

Vertical dance taster workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at aerial? Here's your chance to fly! We'll be running taster workshops in vertical dance and harness technique for beginners at Laban Theatre and The Point Eastleigh

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