16 Dec 2021

Gravity & Levity


2021 Update & 2022 Courses

Hello! Well, we've had rather a busy summer... not all in person and not as much as usual but busy nonetheless and very grateful for it. And we're not done yet!

Dissecting Aerial symposium is back in January 2022 - running globally for the first time. We have a short course in Social Media Marketing for Aerial Dance - running online, live and on-demand in February 2022. Plus Early Bird Discounts on all our courses and more from our friends.

Hopefully we've got plenty to keep you entertained and active over winter.

2021 Update

As has been the case for many, we shifted most of our activity and training courses online this year and delighted all the more in the opportunities we had to connect with you all live and in-person. We delivered: 

  • 26x live and in-person performances of 'Why' at outdoor festivals across England
  • 28x Grounded Aerial blogs, sharing insights and learning from exceptional artists across the globe
  • 2x 4-week remote Aerial Dance on Film courses - 'Moving Body, Moving Image' and 'Aerial Dances, Screen Bodies, Emotional Materials’
  • a 2-day Practical Aerial Dance for Camera Intensive live and in-person, and
  • 3x 5-day Vertical and Aerial Dance Harness Creative Labs for professional artists, intermediate explorers and beginners.
Phew! Thank you to everyone that took part, we absolutely loved connecting with you after time apart and hope you felt enriched and connected as a community. 

Dissecting Aerial 2022 + Early Bird Discounts

Dissecting Aerial symposium is back for 2022 and will be available globally for the first time – delivered live and in-person in Brighton AND live-streamed internationally, so you can tune in from wherever you are in the world!

From the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton, world renowned practitioners and speakers will lead us through 12 different presentations and practical sessions. Check out the Dissecting Aerial 2022 line up on our website.

We've extended the Early Bird Discount until the end of this month!Whether you're coming in-person, online or in a viewing hub with your local community, snap up a great deal before its too late...

We also take covid precautions very seriously and guidance around how we will be protecting attendees will be on our website.

Check out the line up & book for Dissecting Aerial 2022

Social Media Marketing for Aerialists

This new 3 module course is for people with beginner and intermediate level confidence and experience with promoting their aerial performance and training work online.

  1. Social Media 101 - what is it, why use it, who is where & other useful tools
  2. 7 Tips for Creating Great Social Content - media, copy & planning
  3. Getting More Out of Your Social Media - promotions & monitoring success 

Each module comprises a 1.5-hour taught session on Zoom (with movement breaks and plenty of time for Q&A related to your personal career / business) PLUS associated notes and slides PLUS access to recordings of the sessions until the end of the month.

Bookings open later this month with Early Bird Discounts available, watch our socials for announcements.

Follow us on social media

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G&L Instagram
G&L Twitter

'Rowan Rock' Film

We recently shot a new aerial dance film, ‘Rowan Rock’, which is a collaboration between our Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher, G&L's long time photographer and videographer Mark Morreaux, and fantastic sound designer and musician Scott Smith.

We're releasing the film later this week, so keep an eye on our socials. We're also excited to be getting the film audio described in the new year by Vocal Eyes, as part of their '100 Videos Described' initiative. If you don't know about it, check it out, its a brilliant opportunity to learn more about audio description and to make your work more accessible.

Find out more about getting your work audio described

10for10 Again!

Our generous sponsors FireToys are once again offering you 10% off purchases on their website whilst also sponsoring EADF 2022. The premise is simple - you buy your gear or Christmas gifts at FireToys, use the voucher code "10for10" at the cheque out to get 10% off your purchase, and FireToys generously donate 10% of your sale to EADF!

In 2019, '10for10' raised a whopping £1400 and we'd love to triple this ahead of EADF 2022 so that we can update the gear and equipment we make available to students and to provide access accommodations for disabled aerialists at the festival.

Go on, It's a win win win situation!

Claim your discount at FireToys

From our friends...

Portrait & Landscape have a great online event coming up on Tuesday 21 December - two presentations for renowned aerial dance artists: 'Being Called to the Land' with Julia Taffe (35 minutes) & 'Sustainable practices as life and practice' with Diana Lopez (15 minutes). Find out more via their Facebook.

More information

📷  All photos: Mark Morreau
Asset Design: Elise Phillips
P&L Logo: their own

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