Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari
Listen to 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, talked 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.
Dog Ballet Solo is available online via LIFT & Artsadmin’s websites, and free for you to download or stream in your own local park until Thursday 28 October.
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 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 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. The event included Dog Mini-Golf and Listening Party.
Presented by LIFT and Artsadmin. Dog Ballet is supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Download a map of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, showing the nearest stations, toilets, wheelchair accessible toilets and other facilities.
Full details about access can be found on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website. The park offers good step-free access, hard-standing surfaces, regular seating and accessible Blue Badge car parking. There are accessible toilets near Alfred’s Meadow at the info hub.
Date and time
12 September – 28 October 2021
Dog Ballet Solo - audio download available online
Online + Alfred's Meadow, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park