The programme was created in partnership with WAC Arts in Camden, and delivered in collaboration with Upswing Aerial. It provided training for 20 emerging and practicing artists.
InFlight offered professional development for people already involved in physical sports or art forms who wanted to expand their skill base and employability by training in aerial work. The aims were to remove barriers to access aerial training, increase the diversity of performers in the industry and offer free high-quality training to aspiring artists. Running e between April 2015 and July 2016, the project provided participants with intensive training in trapeze, cocoon, silks and rope and harness techniques such as abseiling and bungee harness.
The course culminated in IN FLIGHT FROM HOME, a site-specific promenade performance co-created with theatre maker Leo Kay of Unfinished Business, shifting from intimate interactions and larger, image-based, physical spectacles that explored the nature of migration both intentional and forced.
I am extremely thankful for InFlight, it has changed my career path for the better. Rachel Bhraonain
Turning a dream into a reality is what this is! Sarah Harris
Supported by Arts Council England