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  • 12 – 30 September

    Your Local Park

    A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners

    This summer, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson, will be talking to people in the parks of London about their dogs.

    Dog Ballet is a celebration of 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.

    After chatting to the people of London over the summer in some of the city’s many parks, the recorded conversations will be mixed with the profoundly beautiful music of composer Lewis Gibson to create a soundscape to watch dogs play by.

    Dog Ballet will launch with an in-person collective listening experience on Sunday 12th September. From Monday 13th to Thursday 30th September, Dog Ballet will be available as a sound work to enjoy in your own local park.

    Put on your headphones, press play, and let the everyday act of dog walking be transformed into something poetic and playful.



    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)

    Sunday 12th September: “Dog Ballet”

    Free, ticketed – tickets will be available here

    Monday 13th – Thursday 30th September: “Dog Ballet Solo”

    Any park, at any time

    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