Airthrey Dance Trail
The Airthrey Dance Trail at the University of Stirling is an immersive outdoor dance and poetry experience devised by
The self-guided nature trail, funded by Scene Stirling, features a series of films inspired by the landscape of the campus,
At seven marked points along the route, audience members are invited to stop and view the films on their phone.
Grace is currently working as the head aerial stunt performer for Wired Aerial Theatre at the world famous Bregenzer
“When the pandemic hit, all of my work was cancelled, and I decided to move to Scotland to be with my fiancé who works
Each dance performance, captured by documentary film maker Michael Rea, is accompanied by the words of local poet
Grace said: “Frances and I visited the campus separately before making the films, so each aspect – dance and poetry – is
The team hope the project will inspire audiences to appreciate and engage with nature in a whole new way.
Michael said: “It’s been really good to be involved in a project that combines a multiple of creative disciplines –
Frances added: “The Airthrey Dance Trail was great to be involved with. The fusion of movement, nature and words
Creativity has long been a part of the University of Stirling’s identity.
Sarah Bromage, Deputy Curator of the University’s renowned Art Collection said: “The Art Collection’s focus is to make
This isn’t the first-time nature has inspired Grace’s dance routines. She runs Turnaround Dance Theatre with her two
Grace said: “Growing up in rural Lancashire and living in the countryside has had a big influence on our work. But no two
Grace hopes to expand the trail to other locations across Stirling: “We’ve started with a loop of the loch, but I would love