Still I Rise
Still I Rise
TRIBE//s debut work Still I Rise is a call to arms performed by an all-female cast.
Raw and visceral, Still I Rise is danced with full bodied urgency and gutsy power, combined with choreographer Victoria Fox’s emotive and articulate movement style to create a fragile world of simmering tensions and unrest.
The work channels the resilient, unapologetic nature of the iconic poem by Maya Angelou. An unflinching relentless hope for the human spirit runs through this dance work. Cinematic sounds from pounding beats to stirring classical arias, drives the journey onwards. Falling down, gathering up… We rise.
“tender, sensual and exquisite”
Age Guidance: 12+
TRIBE// a new UK company creating visceral, raw and punchy dance. Movement driven emotive work, from a bold new choreographic voice Victoria Fox.
Brighton based TRIBE// was formed in 2016 to create and tour original Contemporary Dance works, quickly gaining a reputation for a gutsy emotive and visceral choreographic style with a striking visual aesthetic. Choreographer Victoria Fox strives to create performances that are relevant to her audience by being both socially aware and astute, creating movement that speaks and connects, drawing from her 19 years professional experience as a dancer, with international and world renowned companies.
Fox creates a virtuosic play between the dynamic articulate movement with full bodied urgency to sensitive partnering with an underlying and real human connection. Coupled with the cinematic sound scores that create an exciting yet ultimately moving experience that is suggestive of the our human viciousness and vulnerability.
TRIBE// creates movement and physical partnering work that incorporates an equality agenda. There is an open attitude and interest in using the body’s full potential and unique movement capabilities, which has inspired Victoria to work with a diverse range of people and performers.
Victoria is the recipient of Tony Savva Fund form Swindon Dance and a Discovery Artist at Pavilion Dance South West. She has a reputation as a dancer with companies such as Jasmin Vardimon Company, CandoCo Dance Company, The British Paraorchestra and Silesian Dance Theatre Poland; she has also performed in the UK and internationally in works by Caroline Bowditch, Yael Flexer, Fin Walker and Athena Valha. She was a commissioned choreographer for the Place Prize 2008, winning the audience vote and Award winner at Kalisz International Dance Competition, Poland. Victoria regularly teaches at UK leading dance conservatoires, professional techniques classes and commissioned to make work from graduate companies to youth companies.
Quotes from Victoria:
“I have a desire to see female dancers really owning the stage, to take the space. Raw and physical, subtle and extreme, I want to see women enable each other and represent the full range of their strengths, virtuosic to vulnerable, the realities in which we live and the journey we continue.”
“It’s about a physicality and expression of our bodies full range and abilities from the depths of the belly to own personal experience, creating movement that speaks and connects. "
Quotes and Audience Feedback for Still I Rise:
“Still I Rise is a work fuelled by female strength; visceral, persistent and driven by a physicality that seeks to both free and empower."
RACHEL ELDERKIN, Freelance Dance Writer (The Stage)
“Tender, sensuous and exquisite."
ANNA MORTINMER, The wonderful world of dance.com
"A contemporary dance company that packs some punch."
“These dancers irradiate confidence mixed with strength, anger and attitude; it’s a fight between vulnerability and power."
“very beautiful and cinematic... Like in Handmaids Tale - you've got to hold on to the last fragment of hope, that there's a way out, a hope of change."
"Packed with both Physical invention and emotional intensity."
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the show on Saturday! I’m totally new to dance and it felt simultaneously accessible and sophisticated; so good to see five strong, powerful and sexy women perform such a moving piece which radically extended my perception of what Dance can be and do."
"Wow - exciting and strong! I felt so emotionally connected to what was going on."
“very beautiful and cinematic yet also big, heavy and quietly unsettling (a bit like how the Handmaid's Tale makes me feel you’ve got to hold on to the last fragment of hope, that there's a way out, a hope of change."
(Stoke on Trent)