Above and Beyond

After the success of Downside Up and the popularity of our visits with the children at Thomas Bewick School, we went on to develop the work and created sister project Above and Beyond.  Teachers at the school found that the longevity of relationship and our frequent visits with the same group of children had had a profound impact during the sessions. Particularly the development of confidence, language and ability of some of the young people led us to be hugely inspired to dance and fly some more! This time we brought in the elements of fire, earth, water and air.
After more explorations in the school and outdoors at Howick in Northumberland, we developed new performances and another sell out interactive installation for Northern Stage as part of the Juice Festival.  This time we incorporated acrobatics and going higher than ever before in a counter balance harness system.  With thanks to Arts Connect and all our associate artists and partners we have been able to deepen our original work to create a rich extended project. Here is the film:



Photos by Oran Milstein