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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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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 and aerial dance harness creative lab 2022

We said the sun would shine and it did, mostly! Participants said:
‘It was an environment that acknowledged our differences and unique ways of moving, where although safe technique was prioritised, it wasn’t rigid or constraining – there was always space to play and the taste of each element as it was introduced was incredible – the fundamentals, playing, counter balancing, low-flying. I loved it all.’

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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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Lindsey shares weight with a Creating Connections vertical dance participant, holding hands, leaning back and crouching and smiling broadly at eachother

Vertical Dance Research Creating International Connections

Back in April 2022 we were awarded funding by British Council’s International Collaboration Grants to deliver project exploring participatory and inclusive practice in vertical dance, in collaboration with Wanda Moretti and Kate Lawrence.  ‘Creating Connections‘ aims to build on our collaborative practices for vertical dance and draw on the approaches developed in the experimental dance scene of the […]

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