The best contemporary dance by artists and companies from ‘around the globe to just down the road’ is coming to Moray, thanks to
Curated by Dance North Scotland, Rise 2019 is Moray’s annual contemporary dance festival held at the Universal Hall in Findhorn.
From Friday 3 until Sunday 5 May 2019, audiences will be treated to the best in contemporary dance and performance from Scotland and around the world.
With a strong international focus this year, the programme includes the critically acclaimed 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit, Bon 4 Bon, by Taiwan’s Chang Dance Theatre; the clever multi-artform humour of Montreal’s Mandoline
The 2019 programme follows themes of landscape, dance for the screen,
Under the banner Scotland-Québec Connects, Dance North is
Classes for babies to adults
Over the weekend, Rise 2019 will also include dance classes for all ages from babies through to adults. With something for everyone, audiences are certain to see something different, beautiful and unexpected at this year’s festival.
Karl Jay-Lewin, Artistic Director, Dance North Scotland said: “While some of the performances include familiar and easily recognisable themes, other pieces play with beautiful visual imagery and music inspired patterns. I believe the programme will have something to suit all tastes. My invitation to seasoned dance audiences and
He added: “Findhorn and the Moray coastline is incredibly special with the landscape rich both geographically and culturally. While you are here, why not explore it in between shows”
Friday 3 May 2019 – 7pm – £10/£6 under 26s
Singeries Mandoline Hybride – Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and Priscilla Guy
Trapped in the middle of a
Friday 3 May 2019 – 8.45pm – £10/£6 under 26s
Bon 4 Bon – Chang Dance Theatre
From subtle memories of family life to their profound relationship with dance, Bon 4 Bon is a heart-warming story of four brothers and their memories of growing up together in Taiwan. It is a piece about family, relationships, trust, home and mangoes.
Saturday 4 May 2019 – 2.45pm £10/£6 under 26s
Passing Through – Julie Cleves & Robbie Synge
Passing Through tells the story of Julie and Robbie’s friendship and artistic experimentation. Leaving the studio behind, the duo attempt to push the limits of what is physically possible as a partnership, bringing materials and their bodies together to create novel solutions to physical access challenges.
Saturday 4 May 2019 – 4pm – £10/£6 under 26s
Paysages Mixtes & Dix Commandements – Katrina McPherson & Harold Rhéaume
Saturday 4 May 2019 – 7pm – £10/£6 under 26s
These Hands & Ritual Echoes – Crystal Zillwood
A celebration of the every day – These Hands is inspired by observations of those working on the land and with machines. Ritual Echoes explores the commonality of different forms of religious practice and devotion.
Talented young dancers from around Moray will perform a pre-performance curtain raiser which was made and choreographed by Zillwood during Dance North Scotland’s annual Easter Dance School.
Saturday 4 May 2019 – 8.45pm £10/ £6 under 26s
Screensaver Series Janine Harrington
A hypnotic kaleidoscope installation of sound coding and dance performance, the Screensaver series is inspired by the screen-saving programmes of early computing. Offering activity within inactivity, much like meditation, the perpetual movement references the natural world and metamorphosis.
Sunday 5 May 2019 – Talk – 12 noon – Free
Into the Mountain – Simone Kenyon
Following on from her second Dance North workshop Moving
Sunday 5 May –
Bon 4 Bon – Chang Dance Theatre
See Friday 3 May.
Sunday 5 May – 3pm – £10/£6 under 26s
Extremely Pedestrian Chorales – Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion
Fresh from the Manipulate Festival, Extremely Pedestrian Chorales presents the prosaic and commonplace experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy. A beguiling mix of high and low art, taking its form and structure from JS Bach’s famous choral harmonies.
Sunday 5 May – 4pm – Free
The Human Clock – Janine Harrington
Tickets: by telephone: 01309 691661 or online: dancenorth.scot. You can also book in person from Dance North Scotland office or on the door at each performance.