8 Mar 2024

Gravity & Levity


An excited hello from us as it's only TWO weeks until Dissecting Aerial 2024! 

And today is the LAST DAY to grab tickets at 20% off! πŸŽŸ️

Join us in-person in sunny Brighton, online from your home or personal studio, or as a Virtual Hub with a group of peers/students - we've made it easy for you to be a part of it, wherever you are. πŸ˜

Psst! All tickets (for 1 or 2 days) include access to ALL recordings from the weekend, which stay live for 1 month (until April 22nd) so you can watch at your leisure. πŸ–₯️

Today we're shining the spotlight on four more world-class presenters joining us on 23-24 March...

Aaand something very exciting is happening on Monday!! πŸŽ‰ Read on... 

#DA2024 - Speaker Spotlight

Enya White AKA @blacktrapeze

Topic: The highs and lows of navigating a career in the aerial arts

We're thrilled that the stunning trapeze artist and global aerial coach Enya White (above left) will be our very first speaker at #DA2024! 

πŸŽͺ With over a decade of teaching experience and a distinguished career that includes performances in 31 cities across 10 countries, Enya is renowned for her unique dance trapeze style featured in Luzia by Cirque de Soleil. 

In her presentation, Enya will be unveiling the secrets behind the art of balancing performance artistry and coaching mastery - it's sure to be a captivating exploration of the aerial world and the perfect intro to the weekend!

Get inspired: @blacktrapeze

Naissa BjΓΈrn & Daniela Essart

Topic: Creating safe and brave spaces to flourish in creation and performance

Joining us on Day 2 with a live Q&A are Naissa, an interdisciplinary movement artist, and Daniela, the co-founder and artistic director of Scarabeus Aerial Theatre. 🎭

Aerial and movement are the languages that come most natural to Daniela and Naissa (above right) for storytelling. Through working together and within their own practices as artistic director and performer/collaborator, they have interrogated what it means to have the courage to be vulnerable within a carefully constructed safety net.

Get inspired: @scarabeusaerial

Image credit: Mark Morreau

Emma Poole

Topic: Body of Worth

Talented aerial rope artist Emma (above left) will be joining us on Day 2. Her topic addresses how self esteem and body image impact how we navigate the aerial world.

🎀 An instructor and psychologist as well as an international performer, Emma will share her research and tools on how we can improve how we see ourselves, to aid a happier and healthier relationship with our artistry. There'll be a Q&A so you can ask away! ✨

Get inspired: @tangledinair

Image credit: Matthew Lockett

Dr Jessica Eccles

Topic: Bendy Bodies, Bendy Brain

With a talk titled 'Bendy Bodies, Bendy Brain', how can we *not* want to hear what Dr Jessica Eccles has to say on Day 2 of #DA2024? We can't wait for her fascinating insight into how the brain and body are dynamically coupled. 🧠🧍

A researcher and neurodevelopmental psychiatrist, Dr Eccles specialises in the links between brain and body, especially as they relate to flexible joints (hypermobility). 

In her presentation, she will draw on her prize-winning work in the field of hypermobility/EDS, to demonstrate brain-body links and how they may relate to neurodivergent conditions including ADHD and Autism.

Get inspired: @drbendybrain

Photo credit: Clare Elliott

Dissecting Aerial 2024 - Need To Know:

πŸ“† Dates: 23-24 March 2024
πŸ“ Location: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
🎟️ Timetable, Info & Tickets: Visit website
The Big News: Tickets opening for EADF 2024!

European Aerial Dance Festival 2024

5-16 August

We've had loads of enquiries for #EADF2024 and we're over the moon that ticket sales will be opening on Monday!! Whoop whoop! πŸ˜€

It's sooo good to have awesome things in the diary and we're very VERY excited by the line-up of teaching talent coming our way this summer!

And you will be too when you take a peek at the proposed timetable:


Want to join us in Worthing? Sea swimming optional...but world-class teaching talent, over 30 classes per day and inclusivity are a given. πŸ™Œ

Right, the important part: ticket sales open on Mon 11th March at midday!

We'd love you to join us! 

Get a feel for what's in store - watch our gorgeous 6-minute video. πŸŽ¬

Dancing with the Tree - 2nd Edition
Our AD Lindsey will be teaching in collaboration with the wonderful Magalie Lanriot in the National Park of Mafra, Portugal. The first course has already sold out - woohoo - so we're running a 2nd edition on May 6th-8th.

'Dancing with the Tree' is an immersive retreat that invites you to depart from our usual urban environment of vertical dance practice to connect with the natural world. This unexpected space, the forest, and the verticality of the tree serve as both an animated dance floor and a willing collaborator. πŸ’š

For more info and to book: contact mlanriot@yahoo.fr

πŸ“·  Photo credit for EADF: Mark Morreau 

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