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Rise 2021 Festival of Contemporary Dance and Performance

It’s our pleasure to invite you to Rise 2021; a rich, jam-packed one day festival of exceptional artists from across the UK – a programme that promises to be sometimes tender, sometimes provocative, often funny and always entertaining.  Our core programme of live theatre-based performances and dance films in our new pop-up cinema are complemented by Outer Space, a selected programme of performance try outs, talks and opportunities to meet the artist at indoor and outdoor spaces close to the theatre.

Artists confirmed to perform so far include:

Charlie Morrissey ‘What’s Not There’ 
This performance plays with what we see and what we don’t see. Its words, actions and images present a story of overlapping events in spaces both real and imagined, building and unbuilding a world all of its own along the way.

Matteo Fargion ‘The Solo Piece’ 
‘The Solo Piece’ (2018) is a re-translation of Morton Feldman’s ‘For John Cage’, first borrowed to make ‘Both Sitting Duet’ with Jonathan Burrows in 2002, their first duo performance.  But this time it’s only Fargion on stage waving his arms, and this lonelier counterpoint is now between his voice and the meaningless gestures he makes.

Charlotte Mclean ‘And’
‘And’ began as a text message Charlotte sent to her friend. ‘And’ became a dance solo Charlotte performed. ‘And’ is becoming something that Charlotte will do for the rest of her life. An engaging and endearing performer, who invites the audience into the public and private spaces of her world.

Screendance Programme
Six beautiful and highly acclaimed screendance works based around the theme of nature and the outdoors. Works include ‘The Time it Takes’ by Simon Fildes & Katrina McPherson and ‘Aferglow’, a short film about artist, photographer and outdoor swimmer Vivienne Rickman Poole.

When and Where

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 May 2021

Universal Hall and surroundings, Findhorn


Ticket prices to be confirmed.

Tickets will be available to book online and advance booking is recommended