Rush was inspired by a 21st century phenomenon. All over the world, people are showing their dissatisfaction with prevailing social and economic conditions by taking to the streets to protest. Mass action has become a staple of the TV news, from the first, peaceful demonstrations of the Arab Spring, to ordinary Brazilians protesting at the waste and extravagance of the FIFA World Cup, to students and young people in Hong Kong demanding democratic rights.
Award winning choreographer Robby Graham wanted to address this through his work, to give voice to a mass movement spectacle, and Rush was born.
Rush is a critically-acclaimed, large-scale, mass movement dance spectacular including a cast of up to 100 members of the Hull community performing alongside Southpaw’s company dancers with stunning projection mapping by Novak.
Rush is a celebration of cultural expression and identity, of local lives and daily struggles, with community at its heart. Told through the lens of three local characters, it examines the daily frustrations that move us to effect change, offering dance, music, and the power of vibrant, cultural protest as a voice to express those struggles; a voice firmly rooted in the cultural identity of Hull.
Robby Graham is an award winning dancer and choreographer. Robby is passionate about making work with local participants of mixed abilities to truly make his work relevant and feel part of the place it is presented.
Rush in Hull will be a one off expression of the voice of our city — do not miss this!
Please note, the performance will take place in Albion Street car park.
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Supported by the Coasters Network, Creative People & Places program and Hull 2017.