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 five local characters, Rush 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 Leicester. Delivered in partnership with ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival, Rush is a a large-scale, mass participation spectacle with community at the very core.
Originally commissioned by The Cultural Spring in South Tyneside, RUSH has since been staged in Hull, Blackpool, and now Leicester, each time drawing on the place to tell the stories that matter to local residents.
We are currently seeking partners for the next iteration of rush. If interested in partnering with us, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY ROBBY GRAHAM
WRITTEN BY JESS GREEN AND ROBBY GRAHAM
ADDITIONAL WRITING JOHN BERKAVITCH LEE MATTINSON
CAST ANGUS BARTLETT AYESHA FAZAL BILLY KEEN DZIKAMAI MUDAMBURI LILA NARUSE REHEARSAL DIRECTOR AND PERFORMER KATE PILBEAM FEATURED DANCERS HOLLY JONES DANIEL LONGHURST DANIEL LUKEHURST ANDREA PANIAGUA FLORENCE STIRLAND AND THE BRILLIANT AND COMMITTED DANCERS FROM THE LEICESTER COMMUNITY!
VIDEO PROJECTION NOVAK
LIGHTING DESIGN ADAM POVEY LIGHTING LTD
COSTUME NAOMI DALEY AND MAGDA WELLS
PRODUCTION MANAGER GRAEME NIXON
STAGE MANAGER FILIPE J CARVALHO
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS ELIN ISEBACK SOUND RECORDING TYLER CLACEY
MEDIA SOUND DESIGN AND EDITING ED CARTER
DANCE CAPTAINS ROB HEMMING LOUISE KATEREGA BILLY KEEN JAYNA PATEL PHILLY RULE HELEN STIRLAND LISA ZIEMANN
FILM PRODUCED BY HOUSE OF CREATE PROMO FILM DIRECTED BY DAN LÖWENSTEIN ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE BY CROSS CUT MEDIA