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Past projects

PAST PROJECTS

Dance North began in 2003 (as Bodysurf Scotland) and has rich history of performances, projects, workshops and artist residencies.

This section is a work in progress as we transfer over from our old site and embark on a project to bring our archives to life.

Have you been involved over the years? We would love to hear about your memories, see old photos and connect with you. Get in touch!

PAST PROJECTS 2019

DO: Brand New 19/20

DO: Brand New 19/20

29 Dec 2019 to 3 Jan 2020. A New Year dance gathering in the stunning settings of Findhorn. See in the New Year using Open Floor practice to guide you

WATCH: RISE 2019

WATCH: RISE 2019

3-5 May 2019, Universal Hall, Findhorn. From across the globe to just down the road, RISE presents a diverse and uncompromising programme of contemporary dance. This years programme has a

DO: Filming Dance in Elements

DO: Filming Dance in Elements

A screendance workshop with Katrina McPherson Saturday 23 (10:00-18:00) & Sunday 24 (10:00-17:00) March 2019 Universal Hall, Findhorn £120* *includes vegetarian meal on Saturday evening and one half price ticket

WATCH: Wallflower – Quarantine

WATCH: Wallflower – Quarantine

Friday 22 March, the Universal Hall, 12noon to midnight. Spanning a lifetime of music, fashion, politics, friendships, parties, love and loss, Wallflower is a 12-hour dance marathon – a show

NEWS: Deborah Hay in residence

NEWS: Deborah Hay in residence

At the end of June we are delighted to welcome back legendary choreographer Deborah Hay for her 11th visit to Findhorn since 2004. She is using her time in residence

WATCH: Threshold – Le Patin Libre

WATCH: Threshold – Le Patin Libre

9 (Elgin) & 16 (Inverness) November 2019. Effortlessly engaging, their exhilarating movement characterised by pure invention, the quintet of Le Patin Libre defy every convention of figure skating to create

PAST PROJECTS 2018

DO: Brand New 18/19

DO: Brand New 18/19

29 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019, Universal Hall Findhorn. New Year dance gathering using Open Floor technique led by Deborah Jay-Lewin and Arjan Bouw.

WATCH: Festive Showcase 2018

WATCH: Festive Showcase 2018

Friday 7 Dec2018, Universal Hall, Findhorn. A showcase of performances and films from our Participation Programme including Dance North Youth, Sing Exercise and Tea groups, Gordonstoun Junior Dance Company and

DO: Ground Floor Lab

DO: Ground Floor Lab

Ground Floor Lab 1:30pm, 12 – 17 September 2018 Universal Hall, Findhorn Lead by Deborah Jay-Lewin and Nele Vandezande £420 Click APPLY NOW to complete an application form The Lab includes:

WATCH: RISE 2018

WATCH: RISE 2018

8-9 June 2018, Universal Hall, Findhorn. Bounce, shimmy and feast your eyes on all corners of the dance floor at Rise 2018, Moray’s only contemporary dance festival. We celebrate our

PAST PROJECTS 2017

WATCH: Dances With Wool

WATCH: Dances With Wool

Pioneering dance improviser Kirstie Simson joins international knitwear designer Stephen West to deliver two weeks of knitting and dancing workshops that culminate in a multi-coloured, intergenerational, dance improvisation, yarn spinning, Moray

PAST PROJECTS 2016

WATCH: RISE2016

WATCH: RISE2016

RISE 2016 Friday 6 – Sunday 8 May 2016, Universal Hall, Findhorn Bodysurf Scotland welcomes you to Rise 2016 – a three day festival of contemporary dance and performance. Featuring

NEWS: (de)Commissioning Opportunity

NEWS: (de)Commissioning Opportunity

(de)Commissioning Opportunity Deadline: 12 January 2016 Citymoves Dance Agency, in partnership with Bodysurf Scotland and Plan B are offering a new commission opportunity: We’re looking to (de)commission an existing (30-40

PAST PROJECTS 2015

DO: What A Shame with Cathy Ryan

DO: What A Shame with Cathy Ryan

WORKSHOP: What A Shame with Cathy Ryan 18 – 20 September 2015 We are extraordinary creatures, full of emotions, thoughts, creativity, movement, love, longing and sticky bits of mess… places

WATCH: UPRISE dance festival

WATCH: UPRISE dance festival

UPRISE DANCE FESTIVAL 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

5RHYTHMS® WORKSHOP: Shape Shifter

5RHYTHMS® WORKSHOP: Shape Shifter With Kate Shela, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 July 2015. “What is a human? The human is a space, an opening, where the universe celebrates its existence.” Brian Swimme

WATCH: Wee Rise

WATCH: Wee Rise

Wee Rise Dance Festival Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 May 2015 Bodysurf Scotland presents a dance festival for the wee ones (aged 0-5), featuring live performances and workshops in Moray and

PAST PROJECTS 2014

DO: Brand New 14/15

DO: Brand New 14/15

Brand New 14/15 2pm, 29 December 2014 – 1pm, 3 January 2015 A six day New Year 5rhythms® gathering with Deborah Jay-Lewin, Willemijn de Dreu and Arjan Bouw, Brand New features

DO: Write of Passage

DO: Write of Passage

Write of Passage For 30 years, Lori Saltzman has treasured thousands of wordless meetings on the dance floor, getting to know each other solely through the shape of elbow dances,

DO: Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

DO: Scaravelli Inspired Yoga

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga with Sophy Hoare The emphasis of this approach to yoga is not on achieving postures, but using them to undo tension and find integration. The practice is

PAST PROJECTS 2013