Performances and Films
RISE is Dance North’s festival of contemporary dance and performance. A responsive programme that adapts from year to year – sometimes existing as a standalone weekend of performance and sometimes offering performances over the course of several months. RISE often features an emphasis on outdoor work and increasingly exists in conversation with community and ecology in Moray.
As always, 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. Recent projects have included RISE 2022 festival of contemporary dance and performance, Movers and Makers screendance salon and cinema, Brand New – a six day New Year dance gathering, and our annual Festive Showcase featuring performances by Dance North Youth, the Sing, Exercise and Tea groups, and more.