Acrobats take flight in Lincoln treetops

A dance theatre company will perform suspended in the air in Lincoln treetops later this week.

People will be able to watch the Cedar Circus aerial dance performance in a large Cedar tree in the grounds of Doddington Hall.

People can see the team rehearsing at the hall this week. Photo: Instinctive Photography

Rehearsals are currently taking place every day from 11am to 4pm until Friday, September 1, with the public encouraged to come along and watch before a final performance takes place on Sunday, September 3 at 2.30pm.

Standard admission applies for entry into Doddington Hall to see the performers. Instinctive Photography

North Kesteven based arts development team artsNK have worked with professional Circus Director Zaq Andel of Birmingham company circusMASH to create the spell-binding new piece of outdoor aerial dance theatre, based around themes of imagination, wishes and fairytales.

The final performance will be on Sunday. Instinctive Photography

Dancers from artsNK will perform using dance, theatre, aerial hoop and aerial silks (long pieces of material which they wrap around themselves) suspended from the cedar tree.

Performers are suspended from a Cedar in the grounds. Instinctive Photography

The performance on Sunday will provide a dramatic finale to Doddington Hall’s six-week Summer of Imagination event, which has invited visitors to discover their inventive and artistic side, and has featured a programme of artist residencies, theatre performances, poetry and photography.

Garden admission applies.

More information can be found online here.