Rise Up With Arts


Professional Dancer Anya Garnis is set to present 'Rise Up With Arts' with her dance partner and Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev. This global livestream event will air on 27 March, World Theatre Day. It features stars from the world of theatre, music and dance and celebrates the magical connection and transformative power of the arts.

The show is an uplifting collaboration between some of the biggest names across the industry. Broadway, West End, Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars all feature, with the result being a show of unity and support for the arts by the arts, and for the people by the people. Profit from ticket sales will support the Theatre Support Fund and creators of the iconic ‘The Show Must Go On’ design, which to date has raised £600,000 working with charities such as Acting For Others, Fleabag Support Fund and the NHS Covid-19 urgent appeal.

The performance will also feature:

Don Black OBE, British lyricist whose works include musicals, movie and hit songs with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and James Bond theme tunes Diamonds Are Forever and The Man With The Golden Gun.

Arlene Phillips CBE, showbiz legend, honoured for her services to dance and charity. She is a choreographer, theatre director, talent scout, television judge and presenter, who has worked in many fields of entertainment.

Dame Darcey Bussell, former Principal of The Royal Ballet and one of the most famous British dancers of her generation.

Kevin Clifton, Strictly Come Dancing and Burn The Floor professional. Winner of the 16th series of Strictly with celebrity partner Stacey Dooley.

Kerry Ellis, star of various West End musicals with leading roles in Les Miserables, Wicked, Oliver, Cats, Miss Saigon, Chess, The War of the Worlds and RENT.