Rites of War / Aswarm
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Rites of War

Sound Design collaborations

Rites of War is an example of the Sound Design collaborations with live performance productions. - This being one of an ongoing series of collaborations with Lindsey Butcher and her aerial dance company Gravity & Levity - Here, also in collaboration with Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, and BBC Afghanistan Correspondent David Loyn.

Rites of War

‘visually stunning’

Vimeo video by Mark Morreau

Rites of War transposes the story of the British last soldier to die in WW1 with the last in the recent Afghanistan war and remixes the Rites of Spring. - A moving aerial & floor dance performance that has been described by audiences as ‘captivating’, ‘dumbfounding’ and ‘visually stunning’: six dancers will literally shift your perspective.

From the trenches of World War 1 to the streets of present-day Afghanistan, the impact of war on the lives of ordinary men and women is powerfully told through crafted choreography – both on stage and in the air – fused with film, poetry, music, sound design and contemporary news commentary.

Gravity & levity’s Rites of war was a multi media, multi dimensional triumph. A stunning way to mark Remembrance Day


Stratford Circus · London · The Lowry · Salford · The Lighthouse, Poole · Mobilsation Festival at Kendrew Barracks · Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington · Aberystwyth Arts Centre · Laban Theatre, London · The Point, Eastleigh · The Riverfront, Newport








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