About

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All or Nothing was founded in Edinburgh in 2006, by Artistic Director Jennifer Paterson. We create theatrical works, perform breathtaking aerial acts and provide opportunities to learn aerial dance theatre.

The company have toured theatres and venues across Scotland, performed as part of the theatrical spectacular Off Kilter (Halflight), at festivals including Glasgow Merchant City Festival, The Big Splash in Newport, Inside Out and Zirkus Plus at Lakes Alive, and regularly at many high profile events and for corporate clients.

Their first theatre work 1,2,3 here we go… was premiered in 2007 and has since been performed throughout Scotland and in Europe.

In 2009 All or Nothing began their artistic collaboration with Strange Bird Zirkus and created Spokes, initiated with support from Conflux, Scotland’s agency for the development of circus, street arts and physical theatre. Both works are now part of Uncharted Waters, an aerial dance and contemporary circus theatre show.

The company is key in the development of aerial dance in Scotland and their work spans both the professional and community sectors. As well as our own artistic work All or Nothing choreograph for professional artists, work with young people through charities and arts organisations, provide aerial choreographic mentoring and training, create large-scale community performances and bring aerial to the work of a variety of performance companies.

All or Nothing have choreographed and advised for artists/organisations such as:

Ramesh Meyyappen’s Snails & Ketchup | Cora Bissett | Arts NK/Sa’Fire Festival | Iron Oxide | Lung Ha’s


Jennifer Paterson – Biography