Gravity & Levity is an aerial dance company that combines aerial suspension skills with dance technique & aesthetics. Whilst they are visiting The Point with their current production Rites of War, Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher and members of the company will be offering a series of harness workshops drawing on material from the show.
VERTICAL DANCE - TASTER WORKSHOP & HARNESS CLASS
Suitable for beginners aged 12 + (no upper age limit)
Ever wanted to trying being aerial but never had the chance - here’s your opportunity to fly! These two hour sessions begins with a led movement warm up to prepare your body for working aerially. We’ll then introduce the harnesses and equipment before exploring moving from the ground - working in solos and pairs - to have you spinning, swinging and swooping through the air.
Please note: working in harness is great fun but can be a little tough on your skin. We recommend wearing several layers around your hips and waist for maximum comfort. Generally snug fitting tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt that you can tuck in work well: even better (top tip) lycra, neoprene or bicycle shorts underneath.
Previous Participants' Feedback:
"The experience turned out to be one of the most liberating and exhilarating things that I have ever done. Please thank everyone who was involved in the teaching of the technique for their patience and humour."
"The level of teaching has been outstanding, world class tutors with real clarity in demonstration, description and presentation of learning."
"Harness flying was a revelation and I would never have had the chance to do this anywhere else and it was all so much fun."