Scarabeus Aerial Theatre



21 October 2022


7:30 PM


Pavilion Theatre


From £13.50

Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 12+


60 minutes

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Emerging centres on the relationship between a transgender son, who has questioned his gender identity for as long as he can remember, and his mother, as they embark on a journey into the unknown.

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre combines aerial dance and visual theatre with excerpts from letters written to each other in an immersive multimedia performance. Artistic director Daniela and collaborator Naissa harness their art to better understand both themselves and each other, as they navigate their relationship and a complex life-changing process.

While sensitively exploring the themes of gender identity and representation, EMERGING is an intimate and epic experience of the power of creativity to facilitate profound change, created in consultation with young gender diverse and trans people and their parents/carers

Why we have created Emerging
“With Emerging we want to not only tell our story but use our artform to give voice to others who are navigating similar journeys and to let them know they are not alone. We want to highlight the nuances, the fragility and ferocity in this journey, bravery and fear, determination and dignity. We are making Emerging because we aspire to live in a world where gender diverse, non-binary and trans people are visible, valued and live safe and fulfilled lives”. – Daniela Essart, Scarabeus artistic director

About the company
Scarabeus Aerial Theatre has created for over 30 years visually arresting and transformative performances. We conjure into existence thought-provoking, unforgettable productions and participation projects dealing with contemporary narratives, aimed at awakening empathy and ethical consciousness in our wide range of audiences.

Co-commissioned by The Lowry and the London International Mime Festival.
Supported by Jacksons Lane and the National Centre for Circus Arts.

Funded by Arts Council England & Foyle Foundation

Members pre-sale Tuesday 2 August, 10am
General on-sale Friday 5 August, 10am

Choose your date and time:

Fri 21 Oct 2022

7:30 PM

Sat 22 Oct 2022

7:30 PM