On Sunday 25 September, join us on the lawn for a free dance festival, as part of 'Journey's Festival of Dance'!


WHY? Gravity and Levity: 12pm and 1.30pm

A PLACE INBETWEEN. Yumino Seki: 12.30pm and 2pm


Award-winning company Gravity & Levity was launched in 2003 by Artistic Director, Lindsey Butcher, to explore the creative and expressive potential of applying a dance aesthetic to aerial suspension techniques, through artistic development, teaching and live productions. Gravity & Levity exists to develop and maximise the creative potential of artists and audience imagination. We strive to create and present innovative aerial dance that redefines what and where a dance floor can be both for an audience and for ourselves. We present work that is accessible, relevant and offers an alternative perspective on traditional aesthetics in both dance and circus.




Yumino Seki is a U.K based independent dance artist, Butoh practitioner, performer, teacher and qualified somatic movement educator & therapist.  She was born in Japan and has trained in both classical and contemporary dance.

Her work is influenced by Butoh.  Collaborating with artists from diverse disciplines has given her a broad approach to her dance practice.  She has been interested in authenticity of the temporal body for many years resulting in many pieces, which are site responsive and improvised in nature.  Seki’s work crosses the boundaries of dance, performance art and installation. Since 1999 she has trained and worked in Butoh predominantly with Tadashi Endo (Mamu Dance Theatre), Yumiko Yoshioka (TEN PEN CHii) both in Germany and Carlotta Ikeda (Ariadone) in France.



Presented by 18 Hours, 18hours.org.uk