28 Sept 2022

Gravity & Levity


Phew! What a summer! We're ready to settle into the relative calm of autumn now (though we're still busy behind the scenes).

Find out what we've been up to and dates to save for discussion events and symposiums to come.

Save the date!

14-15 January 2023

Dissecting Aerial is back as a hybrid affair once again - presenting live and in person at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton and live streaming to Viewing Hubs and individuals across the globe.

World class teachers, artists and scientists will share their fascinating expertise with you on everything from anatomy, to the physics of aerial movement, to the mentality for sustainable training.

Dissecting Aerial will of course have some aerial specific sessions, but we've found that the majority of sessions are of interest to dance practitioners and physical movers from any genre who are into geeking out about their bodies in movement. So tell your geeky friends!

Tickets go on sale in November and YOU, our newsletter subscribers, will have access to pre-release tickets. You're so welcome. And - not only but also - you'll be able to buy your tickets online (which we're still very excited about!).

Check out highlights from #DA2022

Vertical Dance research creating international connections

Creating Connections

'Creating Connections’ is a British Council funded collaboration between Gravity & LevityIl Posto (Italy) and Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (Wales) that aims to deepen and develop our practices around inclusion, participation and inviting different and new audiences into our work.

The project builds on our collaborative practices for vertical dance by drawing on the approaches developed in the experimental dance scene of the 1970’s (think Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Robert Morris), which you can find out more about in our latest blog.

You can witness the results of their research and creation in an online screening and sharing event in December 2022.

Find out all about it in our blog

That's a wrap!


We had a BLAST at European Aerial Dance Festival 2022! From Sun 14 – Fri 19 August, over 70 people came to fly with us at the wonderful Worthing Pavilion, with some stunning tutors from across the globe. 

We have a film in the making of the gorgeousness that went on, so hold tight for that. We're also in talks with Worthing Pavilion about running the festival over 2 weeks next year. We'll announce dates as soon as we know. Keep an eye on our socials for both of these.

Massive thank you to all of you who joined us and made it the most inclusive and supportive yet.

Aaand we've landed.

Vertical Aerial Dance Harness Labs 2022 

We were joined by 21 aerialists for these 5-day creative labs at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts for beginners, intermediates and professionals, which went down a storm. It was a joy to be able to bring in 4 truly world class coaches to share their skills and we're looking forward to next year.

"Oh wow, the taste of each element as it was introduced was incredible; the fundamentals, being responsive to various guided elements, playing, counter balancing, low-flying and the tutors brought such a wealth of knowledge and experience alongside a real generosity and joy in sharing that. I loved it all." - 2022 Participant

📷  All photos: Mark Morreau

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