Rise Dance Festival

Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 May 2014
Bodysurf Scotland presents an unforgettable programme of world-class contemporary performance in the idyllic setting of Findhorn. From the outrageous to the beautiful, the innovative and the bold, enjoy dance, performance, films, talks and special events by internationally renowned artists. Scroll down to see the full programme!

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Wednesday 21 May

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Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet   SOLD OUT!!

09:30, Universal Hall
Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts
“Children’s theatre doesn’t get much better than this… the perfect fusion of dance, art and breath-taking digital design.” more info

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Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet   SOLD OUT!!

11:30, Universal Hall
Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts
“Children’s theatre doesn’t get much better than this… the perfect fusion of dance, art and breath-taking digital design.” more info

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Schools Go Free!

An exciting opportunity for your school or group to attend a FREE performance of Saltbush – Children’s Cheering Carpet at the Universal Hall. Simply send us a booking form to reserve your places and get 80% travel susbidy. more info

Friday 23 May

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A&E

19:00, Universal Hall
Eleanor Sikorski & Alberto Ruiz
“Eleanor and Alberto are pretty cynical when it comes to love. Consequently, their first sweaty collaboration has ended up being precisely about that.” more info 

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Latin Beach

19:40, Universal Hall
Lucy Suggate
“A jarring, disconcerting solo that says more about the constraints on female sexuality in a few minutes than plenty of text-based theatre says in an hour.” more info

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Cow Piece

20:55, Universal Hall
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion
“It’s all wildly, unclassifiably bonkers… but the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome. The nonsense has a shining clarity.” more info 

Saturday 24 May

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No End

13:30, Universal Hall
Anna Krzystek

“Anna Krzystek says No End is the fifth and final piece in her series of solos… We will now wait in hope that she changes her mind!” more info

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Extremely Bad Dancing to Extremely French Music

15:30, Universal Hall
Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion

“As well as having the best name ever – who could resist? – the performance was a joy to encouter… I cannot think when I have laughed more.”
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One Flute Note

17:30, Universal Hall
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

“It’s a challenging meditation and memory but performed with such a droll tension that it’s also a deliciously entertaining kind of dance theatre.” more info

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Rise Cabaret

20:30, Universal Hall
Various artists

Where else would you find the Rise Dance Festival acts and a bunch of top-class local performers in a wing ding mash-up cabaret?
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Sunday 25 May

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Chalk About

11:30, Universal Hall
Curious Seed
“The real charm of their disclosure is where it takes young audiences ****” more info 

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English Channel

13:45, Universal Hall
Liz Aggiss

“One of those glorious wild cards who grounds her eccentricities in a bedrock of serious cultural and social information.” more info

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Festival Party & Cake

15:00, Universal Hall
with Eleanor Sikorski
“It’s a love fest, an invitation to partake in an intimate serving of four acts… She is an exuberant circus performer, a gymnast gone rogue, a movie-star of old, thriving on the adoration of her fans.” more info