Gravity & Levity

Ordinary Grief

19 March - 23 March 2018





Gravity & Levity presents aerial dance under the Artistic Direction of aerial performer Lindsey Butcher. For its third Making Space opportunity of 2018 Fabrica is supporting Gravity & Levity in the very early stages of creating a new performance piece Ordinary Grief, an intimate aerial dance installation exploring the human condition of loss and grief. 

Gravity & Levity will be using their week at Fabrica to set up their aerial rig, rehearse, then show a free work-in-progress performance to a small audience at 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 22 March. Audience members will be invited to share their responses in an informal feedback session afterwards as part of the event, thereby contributing to the next stage of development for the piece. 

Ordinary Grief aims to bring focus to and elicit conversation around the rarely discussed topic of ‘loss’ and offer a visceral experience that legitimizes the emotional one. This work signals a significant departure from Gravity & Levity’s usual theatre-based production method, with the company seeing to work with Fabrica’s space and visual arts expertise, as well as our ‘end of life’ interested audiences. 

Places for the event are free but must be booked.