Show Details

crick institute

thurs 16 oct 6.30pm, 6.45pm & 7pm


Inside a double-helix of lightbulbs two identical twins perform a stunning aerial duet. Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust for the Evening Standard 1000 Most Influential Londoners party ‘Switch’ is inspired by epigenetics, the way in which the environment and lifestyle causes our genes to switch on and off, and how this knowledge can be used to improve our future health. Choreographed and performed by Starfiz aerial duo Katie Hardwick and Leyla Rees ‘Switch’ was created with scientific advice and quotes from Professor Tim Spector, Dr Juliette Harris and Dr Kirsten Ward of the Department of Genetic Epidemiology and Twin Research at King’s College London.

Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust.

Cast & Crew


Writer & Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Aerial Choroegrapher | Katie Hardwick
Aerial Choroegrapher | Leyla Rees
Set & Lighting Designer William Reynolds
Sound Designer | Filipe Gomes
Costume Designer | Summer Burton-Morgan 


Twin One | Katie Hardwick
Twin Two | Leyla Rees
Rigger Ben Crawford