Rush
Costume and Props Desginer - Aileen Kelly
AV Design - Novak
Director - Robby Graham
Produced by - Southpaw Dance Company
Freedom Festival, Hull
Oct 2017

The Rush Project is inspired by a 21st Century phenomenon: all over the world people have shown their dissatisfaction with prevailing social and economic conditions by taking to the streets to protest. Mass action has become an a staple of the TV news.

Were there opportunities for engagement and dialogue that were missed? Why do so many people feel that, even in a democracy, their voices aren’t listened to? The ‘Rush’ project engaged with potentially disaffected people in key wards. It aspired to give a voice to grievances, tell the stories that matter, and find an outlet for everyday frustrations in a huge release of energy and creativity.

Photos by Southpaw Dance Company