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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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New Vertical Dance Forum website

The Vertical Dance Forum are thrilled to announce the arrival of the official new website:

The VDF comprises: CIE Retouramont – France, Il Posto Vertical Dance – Italy, Fidget Feet – Ireland,  Histeria Nova – Croatia, Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence – Wales, Aeriosa Dance Society – Canada and Gravity & Levity – England.

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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.