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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

Dissecting Aerial 2023 will be live and in-person in Brighton AND live-streamed globally

Two days of presentations, talks and practical sessions showcasing practice, pedagogical and personal approaches to healthy and sustainable practice from aerial artists, researchers, body workers, medical and sports science practitioners from across the globe.

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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

So that was EADF 2022, the UK’s only aerial training event of its kind, in partnership with the wonderful Worthing Pavilion and we had a blast. Huge thanks to all the tutors, tech team, G&L core team and most of all to the folks who came and learnt, explored, played, laughed, cried and shared that beautiful space together. 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.’

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3 dancers, 2 female, 1 male all wearing harnesses, strike different poses silhouetted in 3 window frames, limbs bent, backs arched or curved

Peer to Peer Support Network for Female Aerial Leaders

‘Etre et Durer’ (a translation of ‘to be and to last’ borrowed from parkour which sounds so much better), was born of a desire to create a peer to peer support network for female aerial leaders and artistic directors. Jennifer Paterson, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre (Scotland), Chantal McCormick, Fidget Feet (Ireland) and Lindsey […]

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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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