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Dog Ballet: Listening Party

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari

A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners

Dog Ballet, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari with Amy Pitt. Photo by Matthew Kinani

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, are talking to people in the parks of London about their dogs.

The recorded conversations will be mixed with the profoundly beautiful music of composer Lewis Gibson, to create Dog Ballet Solo, a soundscape to watch dogs play by. 

Dog Ballet is launching with an in-person collective listening experience on Sunday 12 September at Alfred’s Meadow in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Audiences can book a slot and watch dogs playing mini-golf as they listen to the everyday act of dog walking be transformed into something poetic and playful.

Book your slot and we will send you a link where you will be able to access the audio file, which you can download in advance or stream on the day. 

Dog Ballet: Mini-Golf
If you are a dog owner, you and your household are invited to take part in Dog Ballet: Mini-Golf

Dog Ballet Solo
From Monday 13 September to Thursday 28 October, Dog Ballet Solo will be made available online via LIFT & Artsadmin’s websites, and free for you to download or stream in your own local park.

Dog Ballet is as part of Artsadmin’s What Shall We Build Here festival of art, climate and community, and LIFT’s LIFT LOVES LONDON summer season of art to recharge the city and renew your London.

Presented by LIFT and Artsadmin. Dog Ballet is supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Date and time

12 September 2021
11am-8.30pm with booking slots every hour
The audio work is 36 minutes long. A transcript is available.

Please note
This is now a past event.


Alfred's Meadow, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park