2020 Vision #2: Lindsey Butcher

Lindsey Butcher is an independent dance and aerial practitioner with over thirty years of professional practise. She is also the Artistic Director of Gravity & Levity 

Lindsey Butcher Photo: Mark Morreau

Much of Lindsey's aerial choreographic work over the last 20 years has been 'building based', vertical dance commissions; a discipline in which she also teaches master classes in the UK and internationally.

Gravity & Levity have created three full-length touring aerial dance productions, two outdoor pieces, alongside several site-specific commissions, and won both the Jerwood Circus and Dance for Camera awards.

For the last 10 years, Gravity & Levity have also curated and run the annual European Aerial Dance Festival.

Lindsey is a hearing impaired artist.

Lindsey Butcher's pick for 2020 Vision

Unspoken Spoken
By Candoco Dance Company
Choreographed by Fin Walker

Lindsey says: "I’ve long been a fan of Fin's work since we first met and have loved both witnessing and, on occasion, being a moving part of her creative evolution ever since. This is a beautifully crafted film with exquisite attention to detail and it moves me, deeply.

"The whole package; the dancing, the musical score, the words, the setting and how it’s framed, all combine to make me feel all of the feels! I love how Fin meets every aspect of the dancers wholly in the studio and crafts that with them.

‘Like a slow wave, the goose bumps of contagion prickled across the classroom floor’.

"It speaks of rules and patterns of behaviour, of our perceptions and limitations, both imposed and self-imposed: those we create, abide by, strive against and what, in amongst all of that, truly serves us. 

"Of our human failings and personal triumphs.

"Spoiler alert – the duet with Jessica and Thomasin makes me smile and cry both at the same time, the joy, the playfulness and the possibilities now apparent in the meeting of these two beautiful bodies and minds."


2020 Vision is our celebration of screen dance curated by the artists who will take part in the opening programme of The Dance Space next year, as well as the South East Dance team and our Welcome Project Community Steering Group.  

Read an introduction to 2020 Vision from our Artistic Director, Cath James, here.


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Unspoken Spoken