Harness workshops with Lindsey Butcher

Aerial Dance Harness

About the masterclass.

3rd July 2023

11:00-16:00 (1 hour lunch break at 1pm)

ÂŁ50/ÂŁ40 for Open Training Members (concession rate)

This is a single point harness class that works in and out of contact with the floor using abseil lines and climbing equipment.

This class forms an introduction to the characteristics of working on a variety of single point rigging systems, in different configurations and spatial relationships and using guided improvisations to explore each new territory.

Beginning each session with floor work, we’ll then lead into working in solos, pairs and group explorations.

Vertical Dance Technique

About the masterclass.

6th July 2023

14:00-18:00

ÂŁ50/ÂŁ40 for Open Training Members (concession rate)

We’ll begin by looking at correct use of and understanding of the rigging we use  (single point climbing harness and climbing equipment) before investigating the foundations of Vertical Dance technique; moving through basic orientation and vocabulary towards more complex sequencing and challenging explorations to find your dance on the wall.

About Lindsey Butcher.

Since graduating from London Contemporary, Lindsey has worked with numerous dance, theatre, circus and opera companies as a dancer, aerialist, teacher, mentor and choreographer.

As a dance and aerial practitioner, she has over 38 years of professional practice and remains very active as a performer, choreographer, teacher and mentor.

In 2003, (after winning the Jerwood Award for Circus) Lindsey founded the aerial dance company, Gravity & Levity to provide a vehicle for her artistic vision.

Much of Lindsey’s aerial choreographic work over the last 15+ years has been ‘building based’ vertical dance commissions, a discipline in which she specialises and she teaches master classes in the UK and Internationally; France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Panama and most recently Brazil.

She is also a founder member of the Vertical Dance Forum, a transnational group who received Creative Europe funding to disseminate this practice and support the development of the art form.

Who is it for?

These classes are aimed at anyone wanting to gain some experience of working in single point harness either on the floor (aerial dance harness), or on the wall, (vertical dance).

The majority of the classes will assume entry level experience for intelligent bodies and curious minds. The workshops are open to all levels.

Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort. Long sleeved t-shirts are also handy for some moves. We usually work barefoot but you may also want to bring slim soled plimsolls or socks depending on the floor surface.

If you have a climbing harness you prefer and any kit (gri-gris, rigs, karabiners etc.), please bring them with you.

Booking online

For booking the masterclass, please book below.

If you want to attend both workshops, you will need to book separately for each day.

Even if the process for booking will show the full the price, once you log in it will automatically give you the concession rate if you are an open training member

Aerial Dance Harness Workshop 

Vertical Dance Technique Workshop 

Aerial Dance Harness Workshop 

Vertical Dance Technique Workshop