Vertical Dance Forum 5, UK, ‘Alternative Perspectives & Accessible Aerial’.

Gravity & Levity are thrilled to be hosting members of the Vertical Dance Forum for our 5th meeting as part of our Creative Europe/Arts Council England funded project, Jan 20th – 25th at The Point, Eastleigh.

The ‘Alternative Perspectives & Accessible Aerial’ project will be a practical exploration on how to create supportive accessible entry routes to this developing art form for anyone wishing to experience it regardless of their physical or mental disability. Drawing together a group of UK D/deaf & disabled artists, plus core members and dancers of the VDF group.

As part of the process we’ll be looking at: the specific demands placed on the body and how perceived bodily limitations might also serve to open up the movement vocabulary and potential alongside rigging adaptability; what concessions can and should be made and what’s practically feasible and affordable.