Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari
A sound celebration of London’s dogs and their owners
This summer, artists Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson, will be talking to people in the parks of London about their dogs.
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.
After chatting to the people of London over the summer in some of the city’s many parks, the recorded conversations will be mixed with the profoundly beautiful music of composer Lewis Gibson to create a soundscape to watch dogs play by.
Dog Ballet will launch with an in-person collective listening experience on Sunday 12 September. From Monday 13 to Thursday 30 September, Dog Ballet will be available as a sound work to enjoy in your own local park.
Put on your headphones, press play, and let the everyday act of dog walking be transformed into something poetic and playful.
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
12–30 September 2021
Sunday 12 September: Dog Ballet Listening Party
Monday 13 - Thursday 30 September: Dog Ballet Solo
Free. Booking details to follow.
Your local park