Roseisle beach to become a natural dance theatre

ROSEISLE BEACH WILL provide a natural backdrop for a unique dance performance next month brought by performers currently entertaining audiences at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.

Artistic director and choreographer Marc Brew is to produce “(i)land” at Roseisle Beach on September 4 and 5, a performance involving three characters who are facing life on a deserted island and seeking a means of escape.

Centred on a six-ton pile of sand, Brew will have a safe dance space on which to explore movement in solo, duet and trio away from his wheelchair. The performance draws influences from The Lord of the Flies, Castaway and the legends of the Highland Clearances.

The performance is presented by Bodysurf Scotland and is part of the Uprise Dance Festival in Moray and Inverness over the two days – the other being “Vertical Influences” at the Inverness Ice Centre.

Uprise Dance Festival follows on from Bodysurf Scotland’s inaugural Rise Dance Festival last year and the Wee Rise Dance Festival in May this year. Based at Findhorn the organisation has an international reputation as a contemporary dance promoter.

The Marc Brew Company is committed to developing innovative collaborative work that interweaves a physicality derivative of strong contemporary dance technique. Brew is renowned for his tender, precise choreographic material – his experience as a dancer with a disability means that he challenges performers’ expectations of his own limitations.

(i)land is performed on Friday, September 4 at 2pm and 6pm and again the following day at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are priced at £4 in advance, £5 at the door and £15 for a family of four.

Further information is available from Bodysurf Scotland on 01309 691661 or by email to