Lindsey Butcher

Since graduating from London School of Contemporary Dance in 1984, Lindsey has worked with numerous dance, theatre and opera companies and directors as a freelance dancer, aerialist, teacher, mentor, consultant and choreographer.

Dance credits include: Extemporary Dance Theatre, Random Dance Co (Brighton Festival), Walker Dance/ Park Music, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Charlie Morrissey, Disco Sister, Vincent Dance Theatre and Siobhan Davies Dance Company plus The Royal, Royal Danish, Slovenian, English National and Glyndebourne Opera companies.

In 1989, Lindsey joined Ra – Ra Zoo Circus Theatre and began further training in acrobatic, juggling and aerial skills. Circus credits include: Ra – Ra Zoo, No Ordinary Angels, Green Candle and Amici Dance Co.’s, Gandini Juggling Project, The Dream Engine, Desperate Men, Scarabeus, Momentary Fusion, Tango and Crash, Same sky, “True” for the Fierce Co. and “Wallpaper” with Bedlam/Physical Recall, Fidget Feet, Yes/No’s ‘Lost & Found Orchestra’, Metta Theatre and Upswing.

In 2003 Lindsey founded ‘Gravity & Levity’ aerial dance, (G&L). What drives Lindsey’s work is a passion and curiosity to combine dance and aerial suspension techniques to liberate and intensify the possibilities of each. Under Lindsey’s direction, G&L have created 3 full length touring aerial dance productions, an outdoor piece and several site-specific commissions and films.

G&L also hosts the European Aerial Dance Festival, now in it’s 7th year, every August and initiated the Paralympic Aerial Legacy Intensive for Deaf and disabled artists.

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