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.