Falling Up

About This Project

A physical tale of four women and what makes them who they are. There is no such thing as a perfect body, but each one is extraordinary. From the UK’s premier all female street theatre company, using acrobatics, dance and humour, Falling Up celebrates the beautiful reality of every body.


A medium scale acrobatic theatre production designed for audiences on the street, in parks and squares or any other public space. Pick a character and follow her story, from solo performance to beautiful finale, as she explores her weaknesses and her amazing strengths. The audience will move around the perimeter of the performance space, beginning in four groups each following one performer. As the characters meet so the four audiences come together into one crowd, watching one story.


Falling Up was first performed on the 19th of May 2012 with its last performance on the 15th of September 2013.

To see where it toured check our Tour Archive.


Alison Halstead, Annemie Pierle, Charmaine Childs, Emma Norin, Silvia Fratelli


The Team
Director:  Lina Johansson
Choreographer: Silvia Fratelli
Composer:  Bela Emerson
Designer: Anna Fleischle
Producer:  Emma Forster
Dramaturge: Cecile Brommer
Production Manager: Johnny Goodwin
Publicity Photography: Eric Richmond
Publicity Design: Jamie Currey


Funded by: The National Lottery through Arts Council England, Winchester Hat Fair, Detmold European Street Theatre Festival, Le Cirque Jules Verne d’Amiens / Pôle National cirque et arts de la rue, PRSF Women Make Music.


Made with support from: Trinity Laban Theatre, Made in the Lakes, Without Walls.


Falling Up was created in 2012, and has toured in 2012 and 2013.


Photography Credit: Katherine Schmidt, Vincent Vanhecke

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