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    A film of Dog Ballet, which incorporates the beautiful music of Lewis Gibson and some of the stories told in Dog Ballet solo, is coming soon. Sign up to our newsletter to receive Dog Ballet in your inbox. 

    A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners

    Dog Ballet celebrated the community around the dogs and dog owners of London, and the joy and tenderness that can be found in these relationships of mutual care.

    Over the course of the summer of 2021, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson, spoke to people in the parks of London about their dogs.

    The recorded conversations were mixed with the profoundly beautiful music of composer Lewis Gibson, to create Dog Ballet Solo, a soundscape to watch dogs play by. Dog Ballet Solo was made available for free online for anyone to listen to in their own local park to transform the everyday act of dog walking into something poetic and playful. 

    Dog Ballet launched with an in-person collective listening experience on Sunday 12 September at Alfred’s Meadow in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of LIFT’s LIFT LOVES LONDON summer season of art to recharge the city and renew your London, and Artsadmin’s What Shall We Build Here festival of art, climate and community. The event included dog minigolf and a listening party.


    LIFT is following government and industry guidelines to ensure we are creating safe environments for audiences, participants, artists and staff. You can read more details about our safety measures on our Covid Guidelines page.

    Artists: Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson (London, UK)

    On Sunday 12th September we held a listening party and dog minigolf to launch Dog Ballet in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Image credit: Matthew T. Kinani

    A LIFT and Artsadmin presentation. Supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union