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European Aerial Dance Festival 2018 website is now live, plus 10for10 offer

The EADF 2018 is now live, woo hoo!

Head on over to check out who’s teaching what, when and book.

There’ll be your usual faves; counterweight harness, vertical dance, aerial dance harness, yoga, massage, aerial yoga, trapeze, corde lisse, fabric, dance classes etc, a 2 day Rigging Fundamentals course and a drop in physio clinic.

Plus the act creation and act refinement classes are back for the 2nd year running with the opportunity to perform in the friendliest, most encouraging of environments supported by your aerial buddies.

For more info go to the EADF page.

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‘Ordinary Grief’ R&D cont’d.

Phew! We recently finished our R&D for ‘Ordinary Grief’ supported by Arts Council England.

We spent week 1 at The Point, Eastleigh (where we’re chuffed to bits to announce that we’ve joined the cohort of HOME artists) followed by  a ‘work in progress’ sharing in partnership with Fabrica Gallery and South East Dance.

Directed by Fin Walker, with writing by Ed Harris and with performers Ruth Janssen, Lee Clayden and Lindsey Butcher, ‘Ordinary Grief’ explores the human condition of loss and aims to bring focus and elicit conversation around this rarely discussed topic offering a visceral experience that legitimises the emotional one.

Watch this space for updates on how this exciting project will develop.

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Vertical Dance Masterclass in Brighton, July 24th – 27th

Come and join us for a 4-day Vertical Dance Master class on the gorgeous convex walls of the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Brighton, July 24th – 27th led by Lindsey Butcher and Kate Lawrence.

Just imagine working outdoors from 10 – 4.30 everyday, blue skies, sunshine all for £320. Masterclass attendees are additionally invited to contribute to conversations and explorations around vertical dance as part of Gravity & Levity’s ongoing Behind Closed Doors peer learning research project on 28-29 July, also at ACCA.  For more info & to book email

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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.