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Chalk About

Chalk About

Curious Seed Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for… The result of a creative relationship that began on the first Fresh Tracks Europe ‘Encounter’ in November 2011,Chalk About initiated by Het Lab, ... Read More »

English Channel

English Channel

Liz Aggiss After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! She’s reached an age where doing the right thing is optional. Should she please you, or should she please herself? The English Channel is the story of a career forged in the heady ... Read More »

Festival Party & Cake

Festival Party & Cake

with Eleanor Sikorski. Enjoy Bodysurf Scotland’s festival party, celebrating the very first Rise Dance Festival with nibbles and drinks amongst a sea of party hats, balloons, streamers and Eleanor Sikorski’s famous Cake… Possibly the shortest ever performance in four acts on the smallest ever stage, Cake is a surprise for the faint hearted, where sequins and love ... Read More »

No End

No End

Anna Krzystek No End is the fifth and final piece in a series of interdisciplinary works based on the premise of waiting. So far, Test, Still, Figure This and Face On have explored waiting in countless dimensions: the figure and the human condition; doing, not doing and being; presence and absence; seduction and intimacy; depth, duration ... Read More »

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion Funny, sad and rebellious, the show spans the overrated, the understated and the personal. It ranges in temperament and emotion from extremely calm and extremely harmonic, to extremely loud and extremely vulgar. The live music, text and dance duo challenge and confound audience assumptions and expectations as they flip between ... Read More »

One Flute Note

One Flute Note

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion Over the past ten years Burrows and Fargion have built a body of duets that juxtapose the formality of music composition with a sometimes anarchic and open approach to performance and audiences. If you start with One Flute Note, where might you end up? Following on from The Cow Piece, Burrows ... Read More »

Rise Cabaret

Rise Cabaret

Various Artists Where else would you find Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Liz Aggiss, Christine Devaney, Karl Jay-Lewin, Eleanor Sikorski and a bunch of top-class local performers in a wing ding cabaret mash-up, with good food, drink and company? Saturday 24 May, 20:30 Universal Hall, Findhorn Running time tbc. Rise Cabaret: £10 (adults), £5 (u18) on ... Read More »

A&E

A&E

Eleanor Sikorski & Alberto Ruiz Soler Eleanor and Alberto are pretty cynical when it comes to love. Consequently, their first sweaty collaboration has ended up being precisely about that. Using each other to re-tell their own romances, they push each other towards physical exhaustion. By revealing their personal failings and embarrassments, they touch upon a ... Read More »

Latin Beach

Latin Beach

Lucy Suggate Latin Beach is a performer, she has a desire for sparkle and fierce competitive streak. A look at what could have been if I’d kept up my Latin Jazz classes, but I didn’t, I stopped at the age of 13 found the floor and gave into gravity. The solo examines the relationship between ... Read More »

Cow Piece

Cow Piece

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion Burrows and Fargion build with simple, non-spectacular elements, arriving at a deceptive virtuosity that radiates delight. Twelve plastic cows dance, sing, speak, think, sleep, go, come and die. The Cow Piece is a riotous celebration of the limits of logic, where two tables become the staging ground for a series of ... Read More »

Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet

Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet

Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts Saltbush is an interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. A collaboration between Italian, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian artists, Saltbush follows the journey of two Aboriginal friends as they cross Australia on foot. Children are invited to explore, play and ... Read More »