The Rising is an empowering highly charged double bill of dance and live music. It explores what makes people feel alive, using influences of Fijian culture and ideas of community, vulnerability and surrender.
Featuring original compositions by multi award-winning musicians Will McNicol and Luke Selby, dramaturgy by Chris Fogg and lighting design by Tim Hardy.
HeatherWalrondCompany is a professional contemporary dance company based in Devon. It is supported by Arts Council England and led by Choreographer and Artistic Director Heather Richmond.
“Raw energy, fury, vigour, passion, you can feel the energy of a whole community of people. Connection connected. The power. I’ve got a booming right in my heart and my hands are shaking. It’s awesome. I would definitely see the performance again. That was the best work I’ve seen in forever. I’m quivering with the energy of it, it makes you feel like anything, and really anything is possible” - Producer, Barbican Theatre
“The Rising is infectious” - The Times
“Experienced dance audiences and the general public alike rose to their feet at the end of The Rising. It does that to you” - Pavilion Dance South West
Date: Wednesday 17 October
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £10/£7/ UoP students free via SPiA,18’s and under free via YAP