About Dance North

About Dance North

Dance North (formerly Bodysurf Scotland) is at the vanguard of contemporary dance. We’re on a mission to promote and produce bold and imaginative events that offer people from across the globe to just down the road new opportunities to experience dance.

With a strong track record and international profile, we are dedicated to bringing excellent, often challenging work, to rural northeast Scotland, drawing artists and choreographers from across the globe. Whether it’s introducing rural audiences to contemporary dance, promoting experimental dance practices or delivering dance and movement workshops to improve the wellbeing of communities, we see ourselves as leaders in our field.

We aim to:

  • Enhance public engagement with contemporary dance in Moray
  • Programme, promote and support the development of contemporary dance in Scotland
  • Ensure the long-term resilience sustainability of our work.

Founded by dance artists Karl Jay-Lewin and Deborah Jay-Lewin in 2003, the organisation grew out of the belief that the setting of Findhorn and locally-based arts facilities would provide the perfect platform upon which to showcase contemporary dance to rural Scottish audiences.

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