Ali Wright
Ali Wright
Ali Wright

Created by

Sasha Milavic Davies & Lucy Railton

Choreographed by

Sasha Milavic Davies

Composed by

Lucy Railton

Dance Captains

Antigone Avdi, Makiko Aoyama, Amanda Dufour, Valentina Formenti, Jennifer Irons, Camilla Isola, Ciara Lynch, Gabrielle Nimo, Claudia Palazzo and Inês Pinheiro

Choreographic Consultant

Frauke Requardt

everything that rises must dance is a dance project celebrating female movement and the way women have danced throughout history. The piece is created with more than 200 women reproducing 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.

"We wanted to create a living archive of contemporary female movement and to celebrate its history and future. It’s a political gesture, an anthropological exercise and an attempt to locate the individual within the collective. When 200 women occupy a space we begin to ask - how do the gestures we make express our identity? Is movement - non-verbal communication - a hidden code to understand a culture, a society, our ancestry or our future? Quite apart from the larger political themes, the piece is a joyous communion, the creation of a new ritual.” Sasha Milavic Davies and Lucy Railton


Produced by Complicité



Dance Umbrella Festival - Greenwich Peninisula, Boxpark Croydon & Somerset House