Sat 13 Oct 2018

Everything That Rises Must Dance

Sasha Milavic Davies, Devised with composer Lucy Railton

Sat 13 Oct 2018
15.00 & 17.00
Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

At once meditative and mechanical, everything that rises must dance is a compelling celebration of female movement, incorporating both the everyday and the universal.

Created with more than 200 women from across London this free performance unfolds over two performances in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House. Rippling with choreography that reproduces the minute movements of daily life while weaving in fragments of folk dance from around the world, the spectacle sets expressive, physical action to an evolving sonic score.

Pure dance … profoundly communicative … outstanding

The Daily Telegraph

Director and choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies is known for making engrossing large scale work within dance and theatre and here has devised everything that rises must dance with composer Lucy Railton. This intriguing project exploring relationships, identity and community receives its premiere as part of Dance Umbrella 2018.

These events are presented in the open air, so come prepared. There is no fixed seating in the courtyard. Please note that performances may be delayed or cancelled if weather conditions are likely to affect the safety of the artists performing. We will notify audiences through our website and social media of any changes to performance schedules. A range of food and drink will be available on-site.

Dance Umbrella is supporting the Mayor’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to celebrate the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote and tackle gender inequality in London.


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