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WATCH: Rise 2024 – Keep the Fire Burnin’

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WATCH: Rise 2024 – Keep the Fire Burnin’

It's more than just a project; it's a communal effort to create a dance floor together. An ongoing artistic endeavour focused on crafting sections of this dance floor in various places, engaging different communities through workshops, conversations, …

WATCH: Rise 2024 – Club Origami

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WATCH: Rise 2024 – Club Origami

Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving. …

WATCH: Rise 2024 – When the Bleeding Stops

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WATCH: Rise 2024 – When the Bleeding Stops

When the Bleeding Stops – Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir addresses the silence and taboo that seems to engulf menopause in Western society, as well as her personal experience of ageing as a dancer. …

WATCH: Rise 2024 – Subterranéa

WATCH: Rise 2024 – Subterranéa

Evolving from 45 years of dedicated dance practice, and wide renown as a leading light in the art of improvisation, Kirstie shares her story of dealing with a life-threatening health crisis: cancer, and its recurrence. …

DO: Rise 2024 – DIY Origami Making

DO: Rise 2024 – DIY Origami Making

Join us for a delightful adventure in origami! Unleash your creativity as you embark on a journey of folding and shaping paper into beautiful works of art. …

DO: Rise 2024 – JAM led by Kirstie Simson

DO: Rise 2024 – JAM led by Kirstie Simson

Join Kirstie as she leads a gentle warm-up, preparing our bodies and minds for the joy of Contact Improvisation – a dance form where partners explore movement together through touch, weight-sharing, and spontaneous interaction. …

DO: Rise 2024 – Health Circle with Kirstie Simson

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DO: Rise 2024 – Health Circle with Kirstie Simson

Kirstie warmly invites you to explore concepts crucial to our well-being: health, self-care, resilience, care for others, surrender, creativity, connectedness, community, and restoration. …

DO: Rise 2024 – The MidLife Mingle

DO: Rise 2024 – The MidLife Mingle

The MidLife Mingle is a monthly gathering for women navigating the midlife journey, particularly menopause. We're creating a welcoming space where women can share their experiences, find support, and realise they're not alone in this transformative phase of life. …