2010 saw Gravity & Levity host the 1st European Aerial Dance Forum in Brighton. This festival was a culmination of over 2 years planning between 3 highly successful aerial dance companies: Drapes Aeriens in France, Fidget Feet in Ireland and Gravity & Levity here in the UK.
The Brighton event was the last leg in a series of 3 which took place in the Corn Exchange during the last week of August and was generously supported by South East Dance as part of their Flourish Summer intensives programme & by Brighton Dome’s, ‘In process, in performance’ programme.
Over the 4 days we taught 40 classes, intensive stretching, conditioning & injury prevention, fabric, harness, rotating hoop, swings slings and cocoons plus rep classes and creative labs. Most technique classes were divided into 2 levels – beginners/intermediate and advanced/professional and received fantastic feedback.
Workshop participants feedback:‘It was a really great atmosphere & very supportive for a complete beginner. The teachers were all fantastic, warm, friendly, supportive and you felt safe, always – well done.’ I think the tuition has been incredibly good. A huge amount of information passed on, expert tutorage and more than matched what was advertised – they exceeded my expectations.’ ‘The creative lab was personally a transformative experience for me in overcoming shyness and fear and to start to find myself in the moment. Thank you.’ ‘Really enjoyed it. Such a good thing to have going on here in Brighton.’