“Rise is at one and the same time exhilaratingly beautiful and simmering with danger.” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Five hooded figures cut across society to challenge the twitching landscape that sustains and detains them.

An assault on complacency; RISE is exhilarating, edgy and beautiful, taking the audience into the heart of our claustrophobic communities. Tom Dale’s sinuous and feral choreography combines with music by drum and bass band SION, Berlin based artist POLE, Susumo Yakota, Aphex Twin and reggae superstar, GENTLEMAN to create a performance that is both menacing and touching.


Supported by The Junction, Laban Theatre and Escalator and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Choreography: Tom Dale
Music: Jo Wills and SION
Set Design: Susannah Henry
Lighting Design and Technical Manager: Ben Pacey
Photography: Nuno Santos

“Dale’s edgy work takes the temperature of Britain.” The Guardian