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  • 12 September – 28 October

    Your Local Park

    A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners

    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.

    This summer, 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 have been mixed with the profoundly beautiful music of composer Lewis Gibson, to create Dog Ballet Solo, a soundscape to watch dogs play by.

    LIFT and Artsadmin invite you to put on your headphones, press play, and let the everyday act of dog walking be transformed into something poetic and playful. Dog Ballet Solo is available online and is free for you to download or stream in your own local park until Thursday 28 October.

    Tune in on Spotify or Soundcloud:


    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.

    Dog Ballet Solo is now available online until Thursday 28th October for you to listen to in any park, at any time. 


    Access the audio on Spotify and Soundcloud.

    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