The Rainbow Butterfly

An immersive adventure to the moon that blends storytelling with aerial circus and dynamic contemporary dance. 

Maja has wings that sparkle and shimmer. Join them on their joyful, transformational journey as they explore the world and outer space as a Rainbow Butterfly. Inspired by the lifecycle of a butterfly, this children’s story is an invitation to honour our imagination, ourselves and Mother Earth. 

This event gently explores what it is to be non-binary, whilst celebrating heroes such as Mae Jemison, the first Black woman astronaut. Help Maja fly all the way to the moon: because the Earth without art is just ‘eh’.

Presented in partnership with Brighton Festival.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Thank you to the HANDS project – funded by Arts Council England, coordinated and supported by the Northern Rural Touring Consortium.

Commissioned by Artists 4 Artists, Yorkshire Dance, South East Dance, Dance East, The Place, Rural Arts.

Supported by Kala Sangam, Dance City, Pavilion Dance South West.


Date and time
Saturday 18 May 2024
11am & 2pm
Ella Mesma Company
The Jamie Watton Creation Space, The Dance Space
Ticket Price
£8 / £5 Concessions, Family £22
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