Robbie Synge and Julie Cleves sitting down in a forest, smiling at one another. A wheelchair is visible in the left hand side of the frame.


To EarthRobbie Synge & Julie Cleves

Robbie Synge and Julie Cleves. Image Scott Green
Robbie Synge and Julie Cleves. Image Scott Green

Join a performance of discoveries from the studio floor to the mountainside. Julie and Robbie’s partnership traverses terrain and explores landscapes – moving, sitting and being still.

To Earth considers physical acts of co-operation and a close companionship. With simple ambitions, Julie and Robbie devise novel solutions to share otherwise inaccessible time and space together. Their actions are quiet and personal, bold and adventurous.

Performing their history through movement, talking, film and DIY, this is a space to explore, reflect and exchange. In a world of difference, where does the potential exist for doing and achieving more together? Where are we blending in or standing out?


Julie Cleves

Julie Cleves is a London-based performance and dance artist. Julie initially studied BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Art and Design in Leeds. Increasing her physical practice and training, Julie was part of CandoCo Dance Company’s Dance Foundation course (2006/7) and has since worked with a number of dance and theatre companies nationally and internationally including Graeae, Mark Brew, Scottish Dance Theatre and SPINN (Sweden).


Robbie Synge

Based rurally in Nethy Bridge in the Highlands, Robbie Synge creates performance, film and objects rooted in choreographic thinking around the body and its meeting points and touch with people, objects and the natural and built environment. His projects allow social and political themes to arise through circumstance and relationship, often through long-term working relationships with professional or non-professional performers or contributors.



Supported by Creative Scotland, Dance North, Metal and Siobhan Davies Dance.


John Ellerman Foundation