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Seasons

Seasons is a unique creative programme exploring our changing relationship with nature and the world immediately around us; using music, visual design and circus.

Working across the live and digital space, Upswing has created performances that ignite the imaginations of young audiences and help us to look at the world from a different perspective.

A juggler holds a ball in front of an audience of children sitting in a small tipiSeasons considers where time and nature meet in a rapidly-changing environment creating a circus experience like no other – taking us on a fantastical journey through weather, time, change and balance

Throughout 2020, Upswing was resident in Brent Libraries, working in collaboration with schools and families thinking about their local environments and ecosystems.

Those participating in the residencies worked with professional artists to contribute ideas and inspiration to the development of a new live performance for libraries and an online experience for children and young people that delves deeper into the topics that underpin the live performances. In the future Upswing plans to create a new show for theatres under the Seasons umbrella.

Two acrobats lie on their bags with juggling balls balanced on their feet.

SEASONS LIVE

A touring piece for libraries and public spaces that adapts to the setting and creates a unique experience for each environment. Immersed in the wild, two acrobats, dig, climb and lose balance in a joyful exploration of the nature in and around us. 

SEASONS DIGITAL

An online participatory project for families. Working with a local spoken word artist and composer, we have produced interactive audio stories and films, connecting audiences to the environment and surroundings.

Suitable for families with children aged 5+. You can stream the activities directly from the page, or download them and take them with you on a walk. Click the button below to access the activity hub.

Click here to access the hub

watch the trailer:

Cast and Creatives (Seasons Live)

Performers Sian Foster, Helena Berry

Concept and Direction Victoria Dela Amedume

Producer Fae Fichtner

Stage Manager Steph Andrews

Design Consultant Miriam Nabarro

Sound Designer Steven Dove

Production Assistant Frederick Spring Mcleod

PRevious touring

Kensington and Chelsea Festival, Brent Libraries, The Spark Arts for Children

Seasons is funded by John Lyon’s Charity, the London Community Foundation and Brent London Borough of Culture 2020:

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