August 2021

Powerflex is a vertical journey where the building becomes the vessel for exploring power.

Powerflex

Originally commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53 Festival 2020 

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre/ We presented a site-specific aerial theatre piece, POWERFLEX, on The Lowry’s iconic tower in August 2021. 

Powerflex is a vertical journey where the building becomes the vessel for exploring power. On the tower 4 aerial artists, using its high visibility in proximity and at distance, expressed the triumphant feeling of being powerful, in charge of one’s life and the ability to cause positive change for oneself and our community.

A high-energy performance for audiences to immerse themselves within visceral aerial choreography, symbolising power in all its positive aspects; energy, strength, grace, dignity, being in control and ultimately flying!

Approximate performance duration: 20 minutes

Commissioned by Quays Culture – funded by Arts Council England

Images by Mark Morreaux