Gravity & Levity are a disabled -led aerial dance company specialising in vertical dance performance, world-class artist development and exciting audience imagination.

We create innovative aerial dance that redefines what and where a dance floor can be, both for an audience and for ourselves. We’re committed to accessibility and amplifying alternative perspectives for both dance and circus.

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Dissecting Aerial 2023

Boom – well that got 2023 off to a good start!
Huge thanks to all the wonderful, inspiring, knowledgeable presenters for sharing their expertise so generously and to you, our audience, near and far for joining us. Dates for next year Jan 13th/14th 2024 (TBC) and if you’re curious as to what you just missed well take a look here >>>

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Festival crew and participants gather, sitting and standing on brightly painted steps in front of the pavilion theatre.

European Aerial Dance Festival 2022

Save the dates Aug 7th-18th 2023 at the wonderful Worthing Pavilion. The funding bid is now with a decision due later this month – fingers and everything else we can figure for a positive result. There’s draft schedule for this year up on the EADF website to whet your appetite.
Here’s what folks had to say: ‘The festival is so valuable and works to combine the space, energy, practice and sharing. What G&L have created/curated here is a gift I’ve not encountered elsewhere.’ If you want a taste of what happened last year >>>

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Peer to Peer Support Network for Female Aerial Leaders

We’ve just finished up on ‘Etre et Durer’ (a translation of ‘to be and to last’ borrowed from parkour which sounds so much better than the English translation) and was born of a desire to create a peer to peer support network for female aerial leaders and artistic directors.

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Vertical Dance Research Creating International Connections

We’ve just completed the final online sharing of a project called “Creating Connections’, a collaboration with Wanda Moretti and Kate Lawrence  funded by British Council’s International Collaboration Grants to deliver a project exploring participatory and inclusive practice in vertical dance.

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2 aerialists sit in harness, legs outstretched, feet planted on the wall, bodies upright. Lee’s arm is wrapped around Lindsey's waist

Inclusive Choreography Grounded and Flying with Stopgap

Artistic Director Lindsey is excited to be doing a skills exchange with ever dynamic and engaging Stopgap Dance Company. Lindsey’s always been interested and intrigued by Stopgap’s inclusive choreography and process of movement translation between disabled and non-disabled people and bodies. And, as you know, Gravity & Levity are on a quest to deepen our […]

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2 dancers face each other smiling. They hold 1 finger in front of their noses, trying to regain their balance after spinning wildly.

Inclusive aerial, vulnerability and revelations

Inspired by the change in the seasons, we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on all that’s happened this year. We were grateful to receive a Cultural Recovery Fund grant from Arts Council England earlier this year which enabled us to finally create our own EADF website, go through some deep and inspiring business development and deepen […]

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