Rise 2019

3, 4 & 5 May 2019
Universal Hall, Findhorn

From across the globe to just down the road, Rise presents a diverse and uncompromising programme of contemporary dance.

This year, the programme has a strong international focus, with the delightful Bon 4 Bon by Taiwan’s Chang Dance Theatre, the clever multi-artform humour of Montreal’s Mandoline Hybride, and the beauty of the Scotland-Quebec dance film collaboration of Katrina McPherson and Harold Rheaume.

The programme centres upon themes of landscape, dance for the screen, the every day and relationships. Some of the works have a tangible narrative, such as the fine articulacy of These Hands; some revolve around thematic content, such as Julie and Robbie’s low tech and often humorous approach to disabled access challenges; and some are simply hypnotic and alluring, such as Screensaver Series by Janine Harrington.

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or first-time theatregoer, we invite you to see something different at Rise 2019. Why not join us in the Festival Bar to chat with the artists and tell us what you think?

Eventbrite - Rise 2019

Please contact us at info@dancenorth.scot or +44 (0) 1309 691661 if you have any specific access needs and we will do our best to assist you.

What’s On – Friday 3 May 2019

Singeries
Mandoline Hybride

 

 

 

 

 

19:00, Universal Hall
Trapped in the middle of a videographic fresco in which their image is multiplied and shattered, two women try to stay true to themselves, aping and compulsively replaying their own image so that they don’t completely dissolve. “An intelligent and bright live and on-screen performance; artful, witty and at times a bit bonkers”
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

Bon 4 Bon
Chang Dance Theatre

20:45, Universal Hall 
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.
Broadway Baby – ★★★★★ The Guardian – ★★★★
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

What’s On – Saturday 4 May 2019

Passing Through
Julie Cleves & Robbie Synge

14:45, Universal Hall
Passing Through tells the story of Julie and Robbie’s friendship and artistic experimentation.
Expect film, live performance, a sharp sense of humour and to perhaps learn thing or two about disabled access challenges” #BSLInterpreted
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

Paysages Mixtes & Dix Commandements
Katrina McPherson & Harold Rhéaume

16:00, Universal Hall
Two new screendance works; Paysages Mixtes – a series of duets and solos that, filmed in evocative rural and urban landscapes, move through nuanced versions of the duo’s relationships; and Dix Commandements – an exploration of morality in the 21st century, working with artists from different backgrounds.
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

 

These Hands & Ritual Echoes
Crystal Zillwood
Double bill with Dance North Youth

19:00, Universal Hall
A celebration of the every day. These Hands is inspired by observations of those working on the land and with machines, whilst Ritual Echoes explores the commonality of different forms of religious practice and devotion. Supported by Dance North Youth, with a piece choreographed by Crystal Zillwood. #BSLInterpreted
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

Screensaver Series
Janine Harrington

20:45, Universal Hall
A hypnotic kaleidoscopic installation of sound coding and dance performance, 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.
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

 

What’s On – Sunday 5 May 2019

Into the Mountain
Simone Kenyon

12:00, Sunshine Room
Following on from her second Dance North workshop Moving Between: Sensing Body and Environment (1-3 May), Simone Kenyon gives an insight into her remarkable, place-sensitive performance project, Into the Mountain.
Free | More info

Bon 4 Bon
Chang Dance Theatre

14:00, Universal Hall
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.
Broadway Baby – ★★★★★ The Guardian – ★★★★
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

 

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales
Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion

15:00, Universal Hall
Presenting the prosaic and commonplace experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy, Extremely Pedestrian Chorales is a beguiling mix of high and low art taking its form and structure from JS Bach’s famous choral harmonies.
The Scotsman – ★★★★ The Herald – ★★★★ ★
£10 (£6 u26) | More info

The Human Clock
Janine Harrington

16:00, Universal Hall
This human sized digital clock is animated only by the performer’s embodied sense of time passing. The Human Clock is a playful endurance test where the act of ‘keeping time’ is rigorous and captivating, with a wee bit of help from the public.
Free | More info

 

Other Festival Activities

Have a go! Classes

Various times & days, Universal Hall & the Sunshine Room
Whatever your age and dancing ability, there’s a class for you at Rise 2019. Choose from Adult Dance Classes (professional level), Youth Dance Classes (ages 11+) and Wee Dancers Classes (for ages 0-5 and their grown ups).
£5 | More info

Dance Forum – Federation of Scottish Theatre

14:00, Friday 3 May, Sunshine Room
The Federation of Scottish Theatre return to Rise with their spring Dance Forum, chaired by Saffy Setohy. Aimed at sector professionals, the FST’s specialist forums provide an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, share experience and learn from each other.
£10 (Free for FST members) | More info

 

Festival Party

From 21:30, Friday 3 & Saturday 4 May, Phoenix Cafe
Our Festival Party will round off the evening’s programme on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May. Held at the Phoenix Cafe, there’ll be a chance to enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst talking to the artists and Dance North team.
Free