4 & 5 September 2015
Inverness & Moray, Scotland
Bodysurf Scotland presents Uprise Dance Festival in Moray and Inverness this September. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s first contemporary ice-skaters Le Patin Libre join the acclaimed Marc Brew Company, challenging expectations and taking dance off-stage.


2pm & 6pm, Friday 4 September 2015
11am & 2pm, Saturday 5 September 2015
Roseisle Beach, Kinloss (off the B9089 to Burghead), Moray

(i)Land follows three characters faced with life on a deserted island as they uncover the means of escape back to civilisation. Drawing inspiration from such stories as The Lord of the Flies and Castaway, (i)Land engages audiences, questioning our perception of the body, the politics of disability, isolation and exclusion, integrity and invention. The production is centred upon a six ton pile of sand which provides choreographer Marc Brew with a safe dance space to explore movement in solo, duet and trio, away from his wheelchair. **** The Herald

Tickets: £4.00 in advance | £5.00 on the door | £15.00 family of 4


6.30pm & 8.30pm, Saturday 5 September 2015
Inverness Ice Centre, Bught Park, Inverness, IV3 5SR

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Le Patin Libre’s new double-bill is an explosion of the company’s signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace. Vertical Influences combines the virtuosity of award-winning figure skating with the attitude of street dance and the sophistication of contemporary dance.
***** The Guardian | “An entirely new skating experience”  The London Times


Tickets: £10.00 in advance | £12.00 on the door | £7.00 under 16s

About Marc Brew Company:
Marc Brew Company is committed to developing innovative collaborative work that interweaves a physicality derivative of strong contemporary dance technique. Choreographer Marc Brew is renowned for his tender, precise choreographic material that exemplifies the beauty of moments shared between people. Brew’s experience as a dancer and choreographer with a disability means that he challenges performers’ expectations of their own limitations. The works created by the company can be thought of as a series of physical conversations, encounters and interventions that reflect what it is to be human.

About Le Patin Libre:
Le Patin Libre is a contemporary ice-skating company from Montreal, Canada. This performance art uses ice, skates and glides as medias. The first collective was founded in 2005 by ex high-level figure skaters. They regrouped with the intention of transforming their athleticism as a means of free expression. Far from the sparkles, stereotypes and champion’s dance, the creations of Le Patin Libre propose real works of art, exploiting the amazing choreographic and theatrical potential of glide.