Dissecting Aerial 2023

Sat 14 – Sun 15 January 2023

Two days of presentations, talks and practical sessions that investigate the body in motion, particularly while flying. Dissecting Aerial 2023 will be live and in-person in Brighton AND live-streamed globally.

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.

Join us in person at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton, from your home or personal studio, or with a group of peers/students as a Virtual Studio Hub to listen and be lead through 12 different presentation sessions (with space for Q&A’s) from world renowned practitioners and speakers.

Maintain connections in-person and virtually, locally and globally and to celebrate what unites us: our mutual passions for aerial practice and to revel in the diversity of those.

 

Line-Up & Speakers

The diversity of speakers and presentation topics this year is super exciting. There’s more in the pipeline, but confirmed so far are:

  • The theory of beats
  • Dealing with fears and anxiety post-accident/injury
  • Handstand training as a useful injury prevention tool for aerialists 
  • Somatic approaches to aerial practice
  • Aerial circus and mental health
  • Pilates for aerialists 
  • What is Physical Literacy and what part does it play in holistic coaching?
  • Physical literacy as the engine for well being
  • Safeguarding and welfare in the community & creating consent conversations
  • Empowering neuro-divergent artists and practice
  • Climate change and the aerial arts
  • Inversion biomechanics

 

Speakers Bios & Presentation Details for Dissecting Aerial 2023 – pdf

Speaker Bios & Presentation Details for Dissecting Aerial 2023 – Google Doc

Timetable for Dissecting Aerial 2023 – pdf

Timetable for Dissecting Aerial 2023 – Google Doc

Covid precautions for the event – coming soon.

 

Tickets Now on Sale Below!

 

How To Take Part in Dissecting Aerial 2023

In-Person: buy an in-person ticket for both or just one day and join us at ACCA. Make sure you have pens and paper / devices to take notes.

Stream Online as an Individual: buy an Online Individual ticket and log onto the streaming platform on the day(s) you’re attending. Make sure you have pens and paper / devices to take notes and access to apparatus in a safe space for the practical sessions.

Stream as a Virtual Studio Hub: Buy a Studio Hub ticket, log onto the streaming platform on the day(s) you’re attending, show the stream on a screen that the whole group can easily see. Make sure you have pens and paper / devices to take notes and access to apparatus in a safe space for the practical sessions.

Once tickets are released (by 21 Nov), the timetable will have details of what equipment you will need.

To accommodate international attendees and time-zone differences, everyone who attends Dissecting Aerial 2023 will be given access to recordings of each presentation session. Access links will be provided by 10:00 on Wednesday 18 January and will be available until 23:59 on Monday 13 February UK-time.

 

Discounts

Early-bird discounts available up to 20% off! (available until Monday 19th December 2022)

Subsidised places:

There are 4 subsidised places available for Dissecting Aerial 2023 – offering 50% off the cost of activity – expressly for people that identify as underrepresented in the sector. We want to make these places available to as wide a range of people and practices as possible.

We understand “underrepresented in the aerial sector” to include (but not be limited to): disabled artists, artists from the global majority, artists from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, artists with care responsibilities, artists who are LGBTQIA+.

To apply for a subsidised place, email Lindsey with a brief description of:

  • yourself in relation to the criteria
  • your practice
  • how you feel attending the symposium will develop your practice – what are you hoping to get from it.

Please send us your application information at info@gravity-levity.net before 23:59 on Thursday 15 December. We will notify those successful by email on Friday 16 December.

 

Access Provision

Live subtitles and transcripts will be available for those attending Dissecting Aerial online, as well as for virtual presentations at the in-person event.

BSL interpretation will be available. Tick the box in the booking form to let us know you require interpretation. We cannot accept requests for BSL interpretation after Friday 16 December (at the request of the interpreters we work with).

If you have any other access requirements to support your attendance, either in person or online, please let us know in the booking form so that we have time to arrange that provision for you and support you as best we can.

 

Bookings Now Open
In-person individual ticket

Dissecting Aerial 2023, 14-15 January 2023, for in-person attendance at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Brighton, UK.

Early Bird: 2 days: £125 // 1 day: £75 (available until 23:59 Mon 19 Dec)
Full Price: 2 days: £150 // 1 day: £95

 

Online individual ticket

Dissecting Aerial 2023, 14-15 January 2023, via online streaming, for 1 individual.

Early Bird: 2 days: £90 // 1 day: £60 (available until 23:59 Mon 19 Dec)
Full Price: 2 days: £110 // 1 day: £75

 

Studio Hub ticket

Dissecting Aerial 2023, 14-15 January 2023, via online streaming, for 1 group of up to 10 people, in 1 physical location.

Early Bird: 2 days: £350 // 1 day: £225 (available until 23:59 Mon 19 Dec)
Full Price:  2 days: £450 // 1 day: £275

 

Cancellation policy

Should you need to cancel your ticket 6 weeks or more before the event, we will happily to offer a full refund*. Cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the event, will receive a 50% refund*. It will not be possible to refund* cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Please consider this when purchasing your ticket.

*Credit card processing fees and the 3% Stripe admin fee cannot be refunded.

 

Location

In-person: Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (or ACCA) is set within the University of Sussex grounds, the sunniest campus on the island (allegedly), on the edge of the South Downs National Park with the bright lights of Brighton just 10 mins away by train. Info on getting there by train, bus and car.

Online: via an online event platform TBC.

 

Food

Dissecting Aerial takes place outside of term time at the University so there will be very few if any shops and cafes open on campus. Please bring lunch and snacks with you for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided.