'The Rising' is an empowering, highly charged, evening of dance and live music.
The show is inspired by Fijian Dance and Culture from Artistic Director Heather's time working in Fiji with Vou Dance Company.
It explores what it means to feel alive and empowered drawing from ideas of vulnerability, surrender and an embodied sense of community.
Live music originally composed and played by multi award winning musicians, Will McNicol & Luke Selby.
HeatherWalrondCompany have toured the work around the UK and Africa for the past 3 years, uplifting audiences far and wide.
‘Experienced dance audiences and general public alike rose to their feet at the end of 'The Rising'... it does that to you’.
Deryck Newland, Chief Executive, Theatre Royal Winchester.
'Raw energy, fury, vigor, 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 energy and it makes you feel anything is possible.’ Producer, Barbican Theatre
‘The contemporary folk feel of The Rising is infectious.’
Donald Hutera, The Times