What a fabulous year we have had so far in 2019…
Firstly, we are celebrating five years of touring our outdoor show Million Dollar Mermaids. Meet our vintage mermaids that swim on land! ‘A beautifully choreographed romp of pure joy’ that will have audiences delighted and rushing to get back in their swimsuits.
In February, Human Aquarium, our site-responsive and immersive exhibition had its first showing in Leeds City Centre. With over 7500 visitors through the doors in 12 days it was truly a mermazing success. From 3 month old babies to over 80 year olds, the exhibition offered inspiration and fun for all kinds of visitors.After hundreds of community classes and dozens of performances in Yorkshire, we finally took the plunge and brought our Bramley Mermaids Club down South. In May, 11 Yorkshire women and girls performed to over 500 people at the Brighton Fringe Festival’s Synchro Spectactular.
We also took a performance of vintage land swimmers (60+) to perform at Bramley Festival and most recently created a flashmob for the very first Keighley Arts and Film Festival.
A massive thank you to all of this year’s partners and talented collaborators including:
World Cetacean Alliance, Greenpeace Leeds, Brighton Fringe Festival, Feva Festival, Plastic-Free Me, Plastic-Free Youth, Big Lottery, Awards for All, Arts Council England, I will Youth Fund, Comic Relief, Leeds Inspired, Lens and Chisel, Institute for Crazy dancing, Immortal Bloom, Leeds Creative Timebank, Leeds City Council, John Charles Aquatic centre, Bramley Baths,Brighton Swimming Club.
Please find further details below about our touring and future work for your next festival or event…
Million Dollar Mermaids is a Dry Land Synchronised Swimming outdoor and cabaret show. We recreate the fun and glamour of vintage synchro dance and clowning in and out of water, in parks and pools, on beaches, at festivals, and even in fountains. Meet the modern ‘Million Dollar Mermaids’.
Family-friendly splashtastic synchro-dance swimming fun
BUT on Dry Land!
Book this 20 minute show up to 3 times per day.
Add on a splash mob, synchro workshop or walkabout ‘Bathing Belles’.
Please contact us for a quote
Featured at: Day at the Lake (Wild Rumpus), Saltaire Festival (on the road, Roberts park & the bandstand), Bathing Beauties Festival (on the beach), Shipley Festival, Farsley Festival, Morecambe Vintage by the Sea, DNweekeND Doncaster, Grassington Festival, Oldham- on-Sea, Vivacity at Peterborough Lido (Wet Sounds), Feva Festival, Leeds Waterfront Festival, Bradford Festival, Bramley Baths, Leeds Light Night, Barnsley Civic.
The Human Aquarium is an Eco-Arts project looking at the world through the eyes of a sea mammal.
What does it feel like to live in a tank? And what effects are micro-plastics having on marine life? Even more, what is the human cost?
The Human Aquarium is a brand new exhibition produced by Yorkshire Life Aquatic in February 2019. An immersive Land Aquarium containing thought provoking photographs, installations, films and interactive activities. All created by Leeds-based Artists and Activists.
Contact to book or discuss a bespoke package.
We have created many fun community performances across the country. These vary from land splash-mobs to full water shows. We recently created a flash-mob for Keighley Arts Festival.
In May we took our water troupe to Brighton Fringe Festival. Highlights include our immersive exhibition and performance Mermaid Tales at Bramley Baths and our mass Synchro Spectacular made for WI Centenary.
Brighton Fringe, Withington Baths, Bramley Baths, Roberts Park, Bramley Park, Leeds Waterfront festival, Keighley Arts Festival, Withington baths, Brockwell Lido, Peterborough Lido.
Yorkshire Life Aquatic are based in Leeds but can tour locally, nationally and internationally.
We create and consult on new work for the independent arts sectors relating to environmental and synchro-swim and mass dance choreographies. We are interested in creative environmental projects and all things synchronised swimming. so do get in touch with any ideas you might have and chat to us about bringing the mermaids to your festival or event.
We do hope you’ll keep us in mind,
The Yorkshire Life Aquatic team