Bodysurf Scotland welcomes you to Rise 2016:
A three day festival of contemporary dance and performance at the Universal Hall, Findhorn.

Featuring a winning line-up of artists from across the UK, Rise promises to be imaginative and engaging, sometimes tender, sometimes provocative, often funny and always entertaining. Join us for a long weekend of performances, workshops and special events in this beautiful part of Scotland.


Online ticket sales will stop at 8am on the day of the show. After this, tickets will be sold on the door only.
Please click on the events below to book tickets for individual shows.
Or choose from:

Friday/Saturday Evening Pass   £25.00 

Sold Out!

See all shows from 6pm on specified day
With a meal and complimentary drink in between. 
[Advance Sales Only]

Festival Pass   £60.00

Available at door only.

See all shows, every day
With a meal and complimentary drink on Friday and Saturday evenings. 
[Advance Sales Only]

Friday 6 May 2016

Idiot-Syncrasy – Igor and Moreno

6pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“One of the most stunning, innovative, bold, daring, clever, funny and sexy shows I have seen in years”.
The Quotidian Times.
More Info | Tickets at door only

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) – Lost Dog

Low res APPROVED Lead image (c) Zoe Manders (1) copy

8pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“A triumphant gallop through the story of creation”.
The Guardian.
More Info |Tickets at door only

Saturday 7 May 2016

The Nodines (family show)


12pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“We came away feeling so uplifted, with a head full of octopuses, horses and magic capes.” Audience Member.
More Info |Tickets at door only

An Invitation… – Jo Fong

4 An Invitation (Jo Fong)

2pm, Universal Hall (Dance Studio)
“Radical, witty and entertainingly thought-provoking”.
The Herald
More Info |Tickets at door only


Nora Invites Aggiss, Burrows & Fargion – Nora

Nora 'BLOODY NORA!' by Liz Aggiss, photo Camilla Greenwell 05

6pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“Intellectually curious, funny and rude, possessed of chameleon stage talents and a taste for risk”. The Guardian.
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Slap and Tickle – Liz Aggiss


8.30pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“A very funny solo piece...” Lyn Gardner.
More Info |Tickets at door only

Sunday 8 May 2016

The Nodines (family show)

12pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“We came away feeling so uplifted, with a head full of octopuses,
horses and magic capes.” 
Audience Member.
More Info | Tickets at door only


An Invitation… – Jo Fong

4 An Invitation (Jo Fong)

2pm, Universal Hall (Dance Studio)
“Radical, witty and entertainingly thought-provoking”. The Herald.
More Info |Tickets at door only


 Douglas – Robbie Synge

4pm, Universal Hall (Auditorium)
“Will leave you totally moved and enchanted.” Julia Carruthers,
Dublin Dance Festival
More Info |Tickets at door only


Seke Chimutengwende


Spontaneous free performances
“Moments of genius materialise out of nowhere”.
Lyndsey Winship, Timeout.
More Info

Festival Bar & Food: The Phoenix Cafe

Phoenix Cafe 3Bodysurf Scotland is delighted to be partnering with the Phoenix Cafe for Rise 2016! If you’ve chosen to buy an Evening Pass or Festival Pass, you can look forward to enjoying an evening meal and complimentary drink at the Phoenix Cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. The Cafe will also be open after hours, providing our Festival Bar!

Friday – Sagaloo with rice, naan and salad
Saturday – veggie chilli with corn chips or polenta
Available for Rise 2016 pass holders only.

The Phoenix Cafe (formerly known as the Blue Angel Cafe) offers a wide range of snacks and beverages, including freshly made cakes, barista coffees, vegetarian lunches and wholesome meals. It will be open 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday during the Festival.

For more information about the Phoenix Cafe, please visit their Website.