Gravity and Levity presents Rites of War
Rites of War

“Brutally clear-eyed… Bhuller and Butcher are fine choreographers” - The Guardian

‘No. 1 dance show to see this month’ - Time Out London (May 2014)

A passionate and moving aerial dance performance.

Described by audiences as ‘captivating’, ‘dumbfounding’ and ‘visually stunning’: six dancers literally shift your perspective with breathtaking skill.

From the trenches of World War I to the streets of present-day Afghanistan, the impact of war on the lives of ordinary men and women is powerfully told through beautifully crafted choreography – both on the stage and in the air.

Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher collaborates with acclaimed choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and longtime BBC war reporter David Loyn; resulting in a rich tapestry of striking imagery that will leave indelible marks on the mind.

Listen to David talk about his involvement in the play to BBC Radio Wales (starts 2min 11 seconds in)


In association with this production we are also offering the following opportunities:

Friday 14th November:

Pre-Show Discussion with David Loyn, Foreign Correspondent for the BBC - Free entry to ticket holders of either night's performance of Rites of War (pre-booking essential)

Audience Club event following the performance - Free entry, (no pre-booking required)


Saturday 15th November:

Taster Aerial Workshops suitable for beginners - Tickets £30 / £25 concessions (must be booked in advance)



Gravity & Levity presents Rites of War from Gravity & Levity on Vimeo.

Co-­commissioned by STRATFORD CIRCUS 

Produced in association with THE POINT, EASTLEIGH 

Supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND through the National Lottery 


£8 tickets are available for school groups, please contact our Box Office for more details on 023 8065 2333