2015 saw us tour BE-LOVED a captivating outdoor performance inspired by Angela Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’. The first in a trilogy of work for all ages, created in consultation with young people aged 12-25. This dynamic and moving production toured nationally with 91% of our audience rating the show 4-5 out of 5 or more. BE-LOVED will be on the road in summer 2016.
We have just started a period of research and development for the second piece of the trilogy, DEPTHS OF MY MIND. An innovative show combining aerial theatre with video, bringing to life cutting edge discoveries in neuroscience, in collaboration with scientists from the U-Change study on the teenage brain.
We also performed Danza Antigua to a transfixed audience as part of the Days of the Dead Festival at The British Museum.
We have continued our valuable participation and education work in Islington and beyond.
Dark Side of The Moon, a heritage project run in partnership with the Science Museum, the Women’s Library at the LSE and Kingston University saw us exploring the hidden history of women astronauts. Created in collaboration with Parliament Hill School in Camden, it has involved students in Y7 and Y8 and seen us develop aresource website.
We collaborated with Archway Children Centre and Hargrave Park School for Flying Together a free 8-week programme of aerial yoga and outdoor exploration for families with children under the age of 5.Who’s Afraid of the Dark, a literacy and performing arts project exploring nature and the outdoors with Year 5 of Grafton Primary School and author Nicky Singer. Artistic Director Daniela Essart also directed The Twelfth Night with Keys Meadow School andSummerversity that involved young people from Islington in a free summer aerial course.
We continue our involvement In Flight a professional development programme in collaboration with WAC Arts and Upswing. This project will culminate in a performance in July.