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Relive RUSH, Freedom Festival’s 10th Anniversary dance spectacular!

RUSH Hull was presented at Freedom Festival 2017 by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Southpaw Dance CompanyCoasters Network, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and Hull Creative People and Places

Rush consisted of 6 weeks of dance, writing and film workshop delivery in the UK City of Culture to derive material that formed this spectacular show. The piece follows five archetypal characters; a zero hours worker, and office worker, young mothers, a homeless character, and nurses. Through the lens of their stories we told the wider story of the issues here people of Hull face.

Presented at Freedom Festival 2017, the festivals 10th anniversary, 100 dedicated local participants took part in one of the highlights of of this years festival programme. 

Rush Hull 2017 from Southpaw Company on Vimeo.

Read what some of the RUSH Hull participants had to say about taking part below:

“I feel I speak for many in that the biggest change was not any in the show, it was the change to our hearts, the change to our souls, and the change to our lives.”
Ruth Cunliffe, RUSH Hull Participant

“You bring so much light, life, joy and kindness with you! I know you have changed our lives for the better. Thank you for RUSH Hull. It was a glorious blast!”
Elly Morlin Taylor

“What an amazing event to be a part of. I will remember it for ever and all here the wonderful people involved in the whole spectacle. I felt privileged to be even performing in RUSH. I’ve never danced or performed in my life, this was my first experience. I can honestly say every member of the professional group were helpful, encouraging and so friendly to me. I shall never forget Southpaw”
Carol Baldry

“An absolute privilege to have been a part of the community cast for RUSH 2017 for Hull’s Freedom Festival. A massive thank you to Robby and Co for an unforgettable experience.”
Joanne Elliot

“Thanks Southpaw Company and the lovely people of Hull for a moving and thought-provoking performance” Bekah Horrigan

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