In 2013, Gillian Hipp – Aerial Dance Choreographer, set up the Aerial Dance Company Hereford (ADC Hereford) with its first commission to choreograph an Aerial Dance to an original piece of music by Randy Alexander ‘Serendipity’. The Aerial Dance was performed as an opening act for the Riverside Carnival Hereford 2014 on 3rd May in the trees along the River Wye.
In 2014/2015 Gillian began her Artist in Residency at Hereford College of Arts to develop an Aerial Dance Performance with ADCH for Spring/Summer 2015. ‘The 5th Celtic Element’ was inspired by an Herefordian Folktale and original music composed by Leo More. As a result of the residency the Company was asked to remain in residency by the Art College.
Aerial Dance Company Hereford will continue to create and rehearse one major piece of Aerial Dance performance a year with current and former performing arts students during the winter months, ready to tour in the spring and summer throughout Herefordshire. Inspiration for the performances will be drawn from the Herefordshire and Welsh borders landscape.