31 Jul 2022

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre



The glorious sunshine is here! We've been non-stop creating, collaborating and soaring. Read below about what we've doing in the lead up to a well deserved holiday in August. We'll then be jumping straight in to rehearsals for our national tour of Emerging - that's right! It's nearly here, more info below...
Our co-lead performers lean on each other, both wear black, one leans back over the other, with their arms extended.
Image by Sky Neal
We've confirmed some amazing venues for the national tour including The LowryWorthing TheatresEnable USCircomedia and the London International Mime Festival, and will be working with some brilliant organisations in the lead up including The LowryNation Centre for Circus ArtsJacksons Lane and Alexandra Palace. Keep an eye on our website and socials for the latest R&D and touring updates.
A huge thank your to our funders: Arts Council England & Foyle Foundation
Our young Take Flight aerialists perform their sharing in a large hall with brown brick walls and wooden floor. They are on the floor in a plank position, the arms straight, palms flat on the floor, with legs extended behind them. Aerial silks and hoops suspend above them, and a crowd of their family and friends and watching from the sides.
We've just had our amazing sharing 'JOY IS...' performed by our young flyers from Take Flight. Celebrating the joy of life. They're working hard on an upcoming film promoting the programme, directed by Seb Whyte and performed by our young participants, supported by the Media Trust and funded by John Lyon's Charity, so make sure to follow us on social media for updates!
Two school children in bright blue uniforms have try out a pulley system, one pulls a black rope, lifting the other high off the ground. Our Technical Director, Søren, guides the rope.
Image by Henri T
It's been brilliant working again on our 'Practical Engagement' model of our Flying into Physics programme, using exciting and creative aerial techniques to explore physical forces. Students get hands on (and feet up!) experiences, making physics more approachable and accessible.  
See our latest video here!
"Because forces are a very abstract concept, any opportunity to engage children in a practical way is going to greatly enhance the learning." 
Jo Moore, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Aerial tutor dress in black with red ponytail, smiling at blond child in green cocoon, suspended about blue mats on a wooden floor.
Image by Henri T
We've just finished our recent cycle of Flying Families with Grafton Primary School, we had a amazing number of families engage with the programme, so a big thank you to all the families, school staff and our hard-working tutors for their dedication. In the Autumn we'll be over at Pakeman Primary School, we can't wait!
Special thanks to our funder National Lottery Community Fund.
See our latest slideshow here.
“I loved bonding with my child in such an exciting and exhilarating way!’
Large colourful mural on side of tall row of houses, showing group of people of colour, with the words 'TO BE SAFELY TRANS' decorated with flowers and leaves. The group are all wearing bright clothes, some have jewellery, one sits in a wheelchair and one holds a cane.
As part of our commitment to gender inclusion - and just to because everyone should be more aware and inclusive of trans and non-binary people - we offered trans awareness to all of our team and creative collaborators. We were incredibly fortunate to book the amazing, Gendered Intelligence (GI), to run it. We've been working with GI for a number of years, they're a trans-led organisation with strong roots in the trans community, offering a broad spectrum of practical services to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to develop, improve and enhance trans inclusion and gender diversity. The session was welcoming, interactive and non-judgemental, giving participants the opportunity for discussion and questions around key topics on gender, language, legislation and how to be more trans-inclusive. A huge thank you to the GI team and for everyone involved in the training, we highly recommend it.
Thank you to our funders for making our performances, films and participation programmes possible: Arts Council England (ACE), The Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, AG Manly Charitable Trust, Portal Trust, Ogden Trust, The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust, John Lyon's Charity, Mayor of London's Young Londoners Fund, The Vintners Company, National Lottery Community Fund and Media Trust.
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