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‘Dissecting Aerial’ 2020. A 2-day Healthier Aerial Symposium

STOP PRESS! Due to unforeseen circumstances Gary Carter will be unable to join us at this years symposium – sad face, BUT have we got a treat in store for you.
Cirque_physio Jen Crane has offered her 2 hour long shoulder workshop on the Sat.
It does mean that she won’t be offering the Leveraging Your Nervous System for Optimal #CircusGains presentation but wowser just look what we get instead. Feast your eyes on this and if you’ve been hesitating as to whether or not to come – BOOM, we’ll see you there!
Save Your Shoulders! Shoulder injury prevention for circus artists – 2-hour long workshop.At the end of the workshop, you will have a comprehensive injury-prevention plan of exercises, mobility drills, and stretches that is specific to YOU and your body!

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Opening the doors on ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Jan 11th & 12th, 2020

So that was the last in our series of weekend long workshops called Behind Closed Doors.
Thanks to everyone who came, got curious, asked questions, shared information. Thanks also to Serenity Smith Forchion, (Nimble Arts teacher training & New England Centre for Circus Arts) and Sarah Poole (Ecole National De Cirque, Montreal) for generously sharing your knowledge with us.

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That was the Vertical Dance Masterclass in Venice, Nov 19th & 20th – SOLD OUT!

A Vertical Dance Masterclass for inquisitive minds and bodies – was what it was called and thus it came to pass!

It was an opportunity to work intensively with Wanda Moretti, Kate Lawrence and myself (Lindsey Butcher) individually and collectively at the gorgeous Vertical Dance Centre in Venice, (home to Il Posto)

With an aim to nourish and develop individual creative expression and provide choreographic tools we had a really rich and rewarding 2 days with the 15 vertical dance practitioners.

We’ll be announcing dates soon for the next masterclass – watch this space!

Photo: Kate Lawrence.

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Jan 2020 Nimble Arts Aerial Teacher training courses.

Another year of Aerial Teacher Training ,our 6th we reckon with the wonderful Serenity Smith Forchion from Nimble Arts done and what a gorgeous, enthusiastic, fun group of aerial teachers they were, taking the work seriously but not themselves.

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Why?

We’ve just returned from performing Why? in Oslo for the opening of the CODA Oslo International Dance Festival. The piece was signed for Deaf audiences and we had an audience of over 350 who stood out in the pouring rain to watch us  – thanks to you all, we’re extremely grateful that you joined us! […]

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European Aerial Dance Festival 2019

Wow, so that was our 10th edition of the EADF 2019 and what a way to celebrate 10 years! What an amazing journey it’s been starting from just a 4 day event back in 2010 to a full 2 week programme.
Thanks so much to …

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Gravity & Levity was launched in 2003 by Artistic Director, Lindsey Butcher, to explore the creative and expressive potential in applying a dance aesthetic to aerial suspension techniques, through artistic development, teaching and live productions.

G&L exists to develop and maximise the creative potential of artists and the audience imagination.

We strive to create and present innovative aerial dance that redefines what and where a dance floor can be both for an audience and for ourselves. We present work that is accessible, relevant and offers an alternative perspective on traditional aesthetics in both dance and circus.