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Heather Walrond Company ‘The Rising’

Having graduated from NSCD in Leeds just three short years ago choreographer and dancer Heather Walrond is embarking on the full dance company experience featuring her own works “The Rising ” and “Coalescence”.

In-between the enormous administrative burden of running a company on your own Ms Walrond is travelling the world, making work, booking tours and raising the money to make it all happen. An illustrative case study for new dance makers if ever there was one.

The company tell us this much about ‘The Rising’;

“Drawing upon influences of Contemporary, Fijian and Maori dance, ‘The Rising’ is explosive and visceral exploring what makes people feel alive with live music from multi award winning musicians Will McNicol and Luke Selby.”

Our feature includes the company’s work along with an interview with the dance maker herself where we discuss creating and touring with a new company and doing it all, almost, single handed.

The company is currently not on tour but keep an eye on their website and social media or new details. The rising and ‘Coalescence’ and performed by Luke Selby Will McNicol, Zoe Bradley, Kayleigh Crook, Heather Walrond, Lewis Bramble, Akeim Buck and Christopher Radford.

Filmed at The House, Plymouth University on July 6th 2017.

[ Company Website ]