Internationally acclaimed aerial dance company Gravity & Levity (G&L) presents the 9th annual European Aerial Dance Festival (EADF) this 6th to 18th August 2018 at The Point, Eastleigh.


The EADF is curated by Gravity & Levity’s Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher and offers inclusive intensive courses and workshops, taught by world class professional tutors. The two-week event includes courses in trapeze, fabric and vertical dance, plus a pop-up physio clinic and other specialist workshops for all levels and abilities.

“Gravity & Levity are thrilled to be bringing the EADF to Eastleigh again. Both the venue, its location and the welcome participants and tutors receive here makes it the perfect home for the festival – we’re looking forward to the summer already.” – Lindsey Butcher, EADF Festival Director

The Point is delighted to be hosting EADF for the third year in row, and will continue to partner with Gravity & Levity to house the world-class training event which attracts participants from around the world. The 2017 event saw students arriving from around Europe and as far as Canada and Australia to Eastleigh, placing the borough on the cultural map. The celebrated event is also recognised for boosting the local economy, with participants at the festival encouraged to visit independently-owned eateries in the town centre and stay in nearby accommodation.


“We are extremely excited to be working so closely with Gravity and Levity over the next four years, the EADF is fast becoming a celebrated festival here in Eastleigh and we are very proud to be developing this relatively new art form in the heart of the borough, with exciting international links.” – Vicki Hargreaves, Creative Programme Producer (Dance) at The Point

The festival is a great opportunity for local people who attend dance, yoga, gymnastics, pole fitness and similar core-based classes to build strength, increase flexibility and have fun. Local residents interested in participating in the festival can choose between a week, two week, or weekend pass, and attend intensive courses taught by world-class professionals.

Booking is now live, to book please visit / call the Box Office on 02380652333

For more information please contact Robyn O’Mahony on 023 8065 2333 / robyn.o’


Gravity & Levity

Gravity & Levity is an aerial dance company that has created cross art-form touring productions, led by Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher, since 2003. The company explores the creative and expressive potential in applying a dance aesthetic to aerial suspension techniques, through artistic development, teaching and live productions.

G&L exists to develop and maximise the creative potential of artists and the audience imagination.

They strive to create and present innovative aerial dance that redefines what and where a dance floor can be both for an audience and for themselves. They present work that is accessible, relevant and offers an alternative perspective on traditional aesthetics in both dance and circus.

With eight productions that span indoor and outdoor work and two festivals, (EADF and Paralympic Aerial Legacy Intensive -PALI), the company also teaches a broad, accessible and ambitious programme of professional development for the industry.

Since graduating from London School of Contemporary Dance, Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher has worked with numerous dance, opera, physical and street theatre companies both in the UK and internationally as a dancer, aerialist, choreographer, mentor and advisor and teaches vertical dance master classes worldwide.

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