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WATCH: Rise 2021 Festival

WATCH: Rise 2021 Festival

Fri 28 - Sun 30 May, Universal Hall, Findhorn. We 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 tender, provocative and …

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter and the wave of anti-racist protest in much of the world has challenged the team at Dance North to take stock and do some rigorous self-examination. Our statement clearly sets out our position and …

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

A call-out for dance artists in Scotland to apply for a commission that will enable them to consider their choreographic practice in response to their own neighbourhood. The Workroom, Tramway, City Moves and Dance North are collaborating …

DO: Dance North Youth Summer Programme 2020

DO: Dance North Youth Summer Programme 2020

Dance North Youth - exciting online weekly classes for Junior and Senior dancers over the summer on Zoom. Classes taught by Tiffany Broadfoot and Laura Johnston-Scott and the programme is open to new and existing dancers. …

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

Dance North Youth Company explore the question “what does it mean to belong?” in 6 short dance films created during lockdown on mobile phones. 'I Escape Darkness' now forms the sentence from their new piece ANYWHERE BUT …

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: An insight into the lockdown lives of the Dance North team - what we're up to at work and at home during these extraordinary times, plus recommendations for some interesting things to see and do online …

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

Dance North's Creative Director, Karl Jay-Lewin, reflects on lockdown and the desire to re-focus and re-energise in the new normal. Our values are energising reminders that what is crucially important, now and always, is people. …

NEWS: RISE2020 cancelled

NEWS: RISE2020 cancelled

NEWS: We are now able to accept online donations from anyone who would like to support the organisation during these uncertain times. Any money donated will go towards our Participatory Programme. …

DO: Live online youth dance classes

DO: Live online youth dance classes

Live online classes are now available for exisiting participants of our DMG, Junior and Senior Youth dance classess. For times and dates and to take part please contact Gail Sneddon or Tiffany Broadfoot. …

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

New measures, postponements and flexible working practices to help combat the coronavirus pandemic and keep our staff and the people we work with as safe as possible. Rise Festival and other classes cancelled... …

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 – 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. …

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. …

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: 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: 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. …