Welcome to Dance North

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

MAKE: Kathryn Spence

Kathryn is based in Ross-Shire and Shetland and works as a Dance Artist since training at Laban. Kathryn will use commissioning funds to further develop her piece ‘What We Choose to See’, inspired by the secretive, bomb

DO: Nairn Dance & Movement Group

DO: Nairn Dance & Movement Group

Tuesdays, 4.30-5.30pm. A weekly group supported by Children in Need for young people aged 8-14 with a range of additional support needs that encourages creativity, friendship, fun and self expression through dance and movement.

DO: Dance North Youth – Elgin

DO: Dance North Youth – Elgin

Thursdays, 4.00-5.30pm. Weekly classes for young people in Elgin in contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills learning from professional dance artists and each other. New people welcome at any time.

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

Rosalind is a dance artist who's roles span creating/producing her own work, performing with choreographers and artists and developing infrastructure for contemporary dance by collaborating with organisations and individuals.

MAKE: Lewis Normand

MAKE: Lewis Normand

Lewis is a Dance Artist working across Performance, Teaching and Choreography. Lewis grew up in the Findhorn Community and has worked throughout the country after completing his training at RSC in Glasgow.

NEWS: RISE 2020 date announced

NEWS: RISE 2020 date announced

Saturday 16 May, Universal Hall and The Park, Findhorn. Save the date for an exceptional programme of indoor and outdoor events at Moray's only annual festival of contemporary dance and performance.

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

MAKE: Katrina McPherson

Katrina is a director and screendance artist whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Her forward-looking practice has resulted in numerous films, installations and on-line works.

DO: Sing, Exercise and Tea Groups

DO: Sing, Exercise and Tea Groups

The Sing, Exercise and Tea (SET) Groups provide regular activities and support for older people in Moray. Meeting weekly they provide an opportunity for older people to take part in music and gentle movement.

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela describes herself as ‘an explorer and composer of movement and space'. Currently based between Spain and Scotland, she has been living and working in different areas of Moray and the Highlands since 2017.

DO: Dance North Youth Company

DO: Dance North Youth Company

Fridays, 2-5pm. A talented group of courageous young dancers who create, train, tour and perform together. The company meets weekly to develop technical skills, explore and be creative. They will premiere a new piece at RISE 2020.

DO: Dance North Youth – Fochabers (Juniors)

DO: Dance North Youth – Fochabers (Juniors)

Mondays, 4-5pm. Classes for young people aged 7+ with the opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment, learning from professional dance artists and each other.

WATCH: Extremely Pedestrian Chorales on tour

WATCH: Extremely Pedestrian Chorales on tour

On tour from February around Scotland. Based on the sublime harmonies of JS Bach’s famous Chorales, an irreverent mix of dance, wigs, walking and kazoos. A collaborative performance created by Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion.

DO: Dance North Youth – Forres

DO: Dance North Youth – Forres

Tuesdays, 4.15-5.30pm. This new groups started in September to provide young people aged 11+ with the opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment.