19 May 2022

Gravity & Levity


Gravity & Levity

We've been a little quiet of late - busy delivering all the courses, intensives and symposium of last autumn/winter and then deep into fundraising in spring. We are delighted to be emerging into summer with funding successes under our belts from British Council and Arts Council England and a whole gamut of professional development offerings for you!

We're so excited to be back with EADF in a new home, more vertical dance intensives back by popular demand, and dates for Dissecting Aerial next year. So get your diaries ready!

We're also really pleased to be able to provide a small number of subsidised places on each and every event for people who identify as underrepresented in the aerial sector. We got you.

Ready to fly into Summer?

EADF 2022

14-19 August 2022

European Aerial Dance Festival is back! Did you miss us? We've certainly missed you! Quite a lot has happened since August 2019... 

#EADFest2022 will run for 1 week Sun 14 – Fri 19 August 2022 in partnership with the wonderful Worthing Pavilion, with up to 30 classes a day to choose from across all levels, led by world class teaching talent

Bookings open mid June and our subscribers get pre-release tickets at the start of the month. Subsidised places are available for people that identify as underrepresented in the sector. Keep your eyes peeled for the ticket launch email next month.

In the mean time you - our gorgeous subscribers - get a sneak peak at our new website! Its not quite finished, so please be patient with us, but you can peruse this year's classestimetable and tutors and start planning your week.

Take a sneak peek at the EADF classes before anyone else!

Other dates for your diary...

Hanging By A Thread workshop, Sun 14 Aug

Day workshop led by the fantastic Stuart Waters about emotional well-being and mental health. Even if you can't come to the whole week of EADF, you can book onto this separately. Booking open June 2022.

Vertical and Aerial Dance Harness Lab, 29 Aug - 2 Sep 

Back by popular demand, we are delivering this 5-day intensive in partnership with Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, catering for professionals, intermediates and those new to the practice. Bookings open June 2022. Check out last year's creative lab to get a feel for what's coming up.

Dissecting Aerial Symposium, 14-15 Jan 2023

After this year's success, we'll be going live in-person at ACCA and live-steamed globally for #DissectingAerial2023Bookings open November 2022.


Our generous EADF sponsors FireToys are once again offering you 10% off purchases on their website. The premise is simple - use the voucher code "10for10again" at the check out when buying your gear or gifts at FireToys to get 10% off your purchase. FireToys then generously donate 10% of your sale to EADF!

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

Go on, It's a win win win situation!

Claim your discount at FireToys

In other news

'Creating Connections’ is a British Council funded collaboration between Gravity & LevityIl Posto (Italy) and Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (Wales) that draws on the inventiveness and participatory spirit of 1970 New York experimental dance that laid the foundations for our shared practice: vertical dance. The team will be working with a group of male refugees in Venice, children from a neuro-diverse school in Llandudno and D/deaf and disabled artists in Brighton in collaboration with aerial designer Mish Weaver. You can witness the results of their research and creation in an online screening and sharing event in December 2022.

Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier - DADA Festival - is coming up 9-13 June in Dordogne, France. Our Artistic Director Lindsey will be teaching vertical and aerial dance harness technique and creation alongside Magalie Lanriot. Check it out.

The excellent Irish Aerial Dance Festival is coming up 6-10 July and is always a great craic!

'Rowan Rock' Film

If you fancy something to watch, grab a cuppa and watch the audio described version of the Rowan Rock aerial dance film we made last year.

Choreography & dancing: Lindsey Butcher
Videographer: Mark Morreau
Sound design & musician: Scott Smith
Audio Description: Willie Elliot from Vocal Eyes

Watch Rowan Rock

📷  All photos: Mark Morreau

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