Dissecting Aerial 2022 – Tickets available now

Sat 15 + Sun 16 January 2022

Dissecting Aerial is back for 2022! This time, the 2-day aerial dance symposium promoting healthy practice will be both live at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton AND live-streamed Internationally online.

The event will showcase 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. We’re able to bring you world renowned practitioners and speakers, wherever you are, whether you’re joining us solo at home, with your community in your local studio, or with us at ACCA.

We recognise the difficulties and disparities of international travel right now, whilst also acknowledging the necessity to return to practice, rebuild and nurture our aerial communities and networks. If there’s one positive that has come out of all of this, it has been in maintaining connections (albeit virtually) and recognising the relative ease with which we can come together across time zones. 

We’ll be partnering with aerial organisations and training centres world-wide to create global watching and participation hubs, where your team / local community can safely gather, connect to us virtually in the UK and participate live in-person in your local area. This way we can celebrate what unites us: our mutual passions for aerial practice and to revel in the diversity of those.

The line-up will include presentations and practical sessions:
  • ‘Hanging with awareness’ – working with the principles of opposition, mobility and connection in the air
  • ‘POSER’:  Navigating Imposter Syndrome and reclaiming your future as an artist
  • Recognising Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
  • Proprioception Exercises for Hypermobile Humans
  • ‘Attracting and Fostering Plus-Size Aerial Students’
  • The science of the c-shape
  • Harnessing your hormones for older aerialists
  • Starting points to engage with aerial fabric for non-typical bodies (and everyone)
  • Longevity in movement practice 
  • Approaches to building advocacy for diversity, mental health and emotional well being.
  • Accessibility and Inclusion. Reframing the myth of diversity – one cannot exist without the other.
  • ‘Epistolary Aerial Adventures.’

Early Bird Discounts (shown below) will be available & pricing scales available for in-person, online or studio hub participation to Dec 20th. Full price tickets only beyond that date.


Early Bird:

In-person individual:  2 days: £125 // 1 day: £75

Online individual: 2 days: £90 // 1 day: £50

Studio hubs: 2 days: £350 // 1 day: £225, for groups of up to 10 in one location.

Full Price:

In-person individual:  2 days: £150 // 1 day: £95

Online individual: 2 days: £110 // 1 day: £75

Studio hubs: 2 days: £450 // 1 day: £275, for groups of up to 10 in one location.


If you’re interested in participating as a studio hub, do get in touch <<<

Click on the file links below for more information:

Dissecting Aerial timetable

Presentations Jan 15th & 16th 2022_Dissecting Aerial

Presenters Biographies 2022_Dissecting Aerial

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    For those attending in person, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (or ACCA) is set within the University of Sussex grounds, statistically the sunniest campus (allegedly), on the edge of the South Downs National Park with the bright lights of Brighton just 10 mins away.

    Getting there:

    By train

    Trains from Brighton or Lewes take less than 10 mins to get to the station nearest ACCA – Falmer – and they run aprox every 15 mins. Walk from Falmer station to ACCA is less than 5 mins, follow signs to University of Sussex.

    Coming from Brighton: exit train station, descend steps, walk through the underpass and follow the footpath until you reach a zebra crossing. You’ll be able to see ACCA set back across the lawn on your left, its the building with round red brick towers.

     Coming from Lewes: cross the footbridge over the track to the main exit, follow directions as above.

    By bus

    The number 25 and 25X bus bring you from central Brighton all the way to the University campus. Alight at the ACCA and Sports Centre stop and you will see the ACCA building – with round red brick towers – through a stretch of tall trees on the lawn.

    By car

    There is car parking available at the Sports Centre just below ACCA.


    Please note that as it is out of term time at the University there will be very little in the way of shops and cafes open. Please do bring lunch and snacks for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided.