Catch Me

Two performers balance on a stack of chairs holding each other.Catch Me is an intimate and surprising take on age, race and gender.

An older woman and younger man dance together through a landscape of abandoned chairs, discovering joy, risk and unexpected connections in a poignant duet.

Part installation and part performance, Catch Me asks how we see each other and who we value.

Join Upswing for a poetic mix of dance, acrobatics and companionship. Re-imaged for 2020 and beyond to be performed at a distance in public spaces, for the entire family.

See our Catch Me trailer here:

See the socially distanced trailer here

“Catch Me was a beautiful and poignant exploration of relationships and human potential. The show is visually simple but very effective…It really challenged perceptions for circus and physical theatre and was a perfect fit for the Festival.” – Rachel Nelkin, Head of Creative Programmes, The Albany, Deptford

“Their connection was electric and their perfect balance of weight and stacking of gravity allowed an effortless performance…eclectic mix of beauty through generations.” – Review Number 9 

“Consistently engaging.  Age in the mind.  The imagination accepting, rejecting, creating. Encompassing the entrenched and the totally free.”  – Audience member, Age Against the Machine Festival, Deptford

Previous Touring

Kensington and Chelsea Festival
14th & 15th August 2021

bOing! Festival
28th & 29th August 2021

Circus In The City
16th July 2021

Refract Festival
24th & 25th July 2021

Dance Reading Digital
20th November 2020

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
5th September 2020

Newham Unlocked Digital Festival
14 August 2020

Age Against the Machine Festival
28th September 2019

Stockton International Riverside Festival
2nd August & 3rd August 2019

Freedom Festival
31st August & 1st September 2019

Norfolk & Norwich Festival
18th May & 19th May 2019

Brighton Festival
25th May 2019

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival
22nd June & 23rd June 2019


Catch Me is supported by Without Walls, Jacksons Lane, Dèda and Arts Council England. Commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Festival of Creative Ageing. Produced at 101 Creation Space.

Socially Distanced Catch Me (2020) made in association with The Albany and commissioned by Certain Blacks/London Borough of Newham.