Consultancy - Upswing
Upswing has worked with a range of companies providing its aerial expertise and advice on a variety of projects. We can support you with technical advice, bespoke rigging solutions, casting, providing skilled artists, creating bespoke sequences and acts for your production or by providing a circus consultant, choreographer or movement director to work with you as part of your creative team. We can support you on all aspects of incorporating circus and aerial performance into your project from technical needs to artistic concerns.
We have years of experience working across a range of scales in theatres, outdoor spaces and with site responsive projects including work with Cameron Mackintosh Productions (aerial consultation, design, training and choreography for Barnum), The Royal Exchange (Into the Woods, Orlando, Ghost Train), The RSC (Little Eagles), The National Theatre of Scotland (Peter Pan), Liverpool Playhouse (King Cotton), New Vic Theatre (Dracula, Peter Pan and Wicked Lady), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Jungle Book), National Theatre (Light Princess), Walk The Plank (Liverpool 08, The Moment When), Greenwich + Docklands International Festivals, The Albany Theatre London.
“Upswing taught us to fly. In a theatre-in-the-round, that’s no mean feat. And when your heart’s in your mouth due to the dangerous things you’re asking people to do, there’s no-one better to have by your side than a calm, open-minded, thoughtful collaborator who knows exactly how to bring your wild vision to life.“
Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director, New Vic Theatre
“It has been an absolute pleasure, and thank you for all your help, advice and support. The flying sequences have come together really efficiently and very effectively. We have valued your good humour and patience and we have learned a lot from you to take forward. I hope we can work together again in the future.”
Keith Broom, Technical Manager, Royal Exchange Theatre