Nottdance 2022 – Clara Furey: Dog Rising

Three figures moving in front of a black background. They are wearing white blue and red clothes and are jumping, moving their arms quickly.
Dog Rising (Clara Furey, Be Heintzman Hope, Brian Mendez) Photo © Mathieu Verreault
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As part of Nottdance 2022, Nottingham Contemporary will host the UK premiere of Dog Rising by Clara Furey. An exploration of tension and immobility, Dog Rising is a performance focusing on persistence, groove and pleasure.

Dog Rising comes together like a polyphony of pulsating bodies. Furey turns her attention to the way sound vibrations penetrate the bones, the way our skeletons absorb shocks.

Furey constructs an architecture of pleasure. The trio of dancers are fed by empathy and acute attention to the needs of their bodies. Through their tireless movement work, tensions are released in the endless repetition of cyclical gestures. It invites us to embark on an extreme journey, a mesmerising, haunting, and penetrating spiral.”

About the Event

Tickets are “Pay What You Can” (suggested donation £8) and booked via the Nottdance 2022 website.
This is a seated performance, if you require accessible seating please contact us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750
The duration of the event is approximately 80 minutes.


Please note there will be strobe lights and loud music as part of this performance. Ear defenders and ear plugs are available on request.

Nottingham Contemporary is a physically accessible building and our aim is to be inclusive for all. You can find information about getting here and our facilities here.
If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750

Clara Furey studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris before retraining as a dancer at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal where she worked with choreographers such as George Stamos, Damien Jalet, and Benoît Lachambre. Her first solo work was Cosmic Love (2017), a collective piece with minimal gestures, exploring the voids and invisibilities in the interactions between body, song, and space.
Interested in the shifting codes within various forms of art, in 2017 she performed When Even The alongside a sculpture by the artist Marc Quinn as part of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2019, she choreographed Rather a Ditch, a solo piece written for Céline Bonnier centring on the permeability of bodies, as a response to Steve Reich’s album Different Trains.

Nottdance is Nottingham's festival of choreographic ideas foregrounding new works, discourse and research with art activating public discussion around what is urgent now.

Safety during your visit

Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face covering in all areas.