Dance and Passion Plays

A montage of dance images in passion plays showcasing showcasing Rachel Riveros' work.

Dance and Passion Plays

If you would like a team of professional dancers to work with your Passion Play, please contact the Passion Trust.

Rachel Riveros is a dancer and choreographer, and artistic director of E33 Dance Company. Rachel danced with Manchester City Ballet Company before relocating to London to explore contemporary forms of dance. Her moving short film ‘Pursue Me’ explores the journey from brokenness to being whole and loved. This film is followed by an ‘in conversation’ with the artistic directors in which they talk about the heart behind this project. It explores the connection between dance and the themes found in Passion Plays.

Watch the short film titled ‘Pursue Me’ here!

Two dancers perform a move, the male dance holding the female dancer (Rachel Riveros) in his arms, in a garden with a fountain behind.

Two men in black drag Jesus to the cross while a crowd watches. Two other men are on crosses on either side of him during the Stafford Passion Play.

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Jesus in a white robe stands with the whole cast and crew of Brighton Passion Play after the free performance on Good Friday.

Further reading about Passion Plays

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