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The Sun Rose is a duet between two female dancers - a celebration of fantasy and queer intimacy. Set to a soundtrack across Roberta Flack’s career, it follows our turbulent but immovable place within the cosmos. The work focuses on drawing an accessible narrative between the two women, it reflects the ever-changing nature of our interactions and relationships: as children, lovers, colleagues, teachers, artists and acquaintances. It is as fleeting as a late shift knowing glance across checkout counters and as cherished as a goodbye kiss.

Commissioned by Merseyside Dance Initiative.

Saturday 11th October 2019
Premiered at Hope Street Suitcases for LEAP Dance Festival
Thursday 9th January 2020
As part of Resolution Festival (The Place)
Sunday 12th January 2020
For The Posh Club (Siobhan Davies Dance)

In collaboration with Costume Designer Ruby Butcher and Sound Designer Umesh Mistry.
Created by Zara Sands, Yemurai Zvaraya and Polly Constance
Rehearsal Photography by Romain Biros
With Thanks to The Lowry, The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Ohana Theatre, Culture Warrington and The King's Arms

A work which frankly captures an emotional world of intimacy and injury.
Anna Winter (Dance Critic for The Stage & The Guardian)

When the choreography is so visceral, when the creator achieves such passion for their craft as Matthew has, nothing else is needed. ★★★★
Within Her Words

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The audience will reminisce about when they’ve felt the same way. 
dance art journal

Pure theatre in every sense of the word. ★★★★
North West End

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