Festival of Contemporary Dance and Performance

Bounce, shimmy and feast your eyes on all corners of the dance floor at Moray’s only contemporary dance festival.

Bounce, shimmy and feast your eyes on all corners of the dance floor at Rise 2018, Moray’s only contemporary dance festival. Enjoy the festival atmosphere whilst sampling everything Bodysurf Scotland has to offer – from family shows to uncompromisingly edgy contemporary dance that’s guaranteed to inspire!

With a host of performances, talks, workshops, food, drink and entertainment, be prepared to laugh, cry and of course, dance, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary and launch our brand new name, #DanceNorth.

Cover image © Emli Bendixen.

Festival programme

The Tallest – Mamoru Iriguchi and Robbie Synge (family have-a-go, ages 3+)
With a little help from specially designed capes, The Tallest makes wee ones (and their grownups) into Tallestians, who are very, very tall. Enjoy the totally new Tallestian view of the world and discover how Tallestians roam around the space!

Eaten – Mamoru Iriguchi (family show, ages 6+)
What if your food started talking back? Lionel the lion has just eaten a human. Now Lionel hears “hello” from his stomach! A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Eaten invites children into the fascinating world of food chains and digestion, as Lionel’s lunch teaches him to dance

Julie and Robbie (Short Film and Talk) – Robbie Synge

Explore Julie Cleves and Robbie Synge’s adventurous and increasingly visible practice, identifying personal disability access issues and solving them in novel, collaborative and proactive ways. Underpinned by the notion of challenging what is physically possible, their actions highlight problems around free movement in public places.

Mus Ro Faclan Ann (Excerpt) – Rosalind Masson and Jer Reid

Influenced by the landscape, language and culture of the Outer Hebrides, Rosalind and Jer present an excerpt of Mus Ro Faclan Ann (Before Words) – an attempt to write or record movement that is in dialogue with people and place.

Evolutio – Crystal Zillwood
A fifteen-minute choreographic solo, Evolutio zooms out and looks at our distant history and considers where we humans are right now and where we are potentially headed.

Brocade – Roberta Jean
A show that “shook and wowed audiences at NottDance”, Brocade is a poetic response to the historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work. Performed by an exceptional ensemble of female dancers, the work has the precision, strength and delicacy of an intricate piece of lace.

Where and When

8 & 9 June 2018
Universal Hall, Findhorn

Universal Hall


£12 (£8 under 26s)