Rise Up With The Arts will return for a second year for a brand new online event.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev and long-term dance partner, Anya Garnis will come together again for the online trans-Atlantic celebration of the theatre industry with performances and interviews interlaced across the broadcast.
First streamed on World Theatre Day – 27 March 2022, money raised will be donated to Save The Children directly helping children in crisis affected by the horrors they have faced due to the ongoing events in Ukraine, alongside icandance which is a charity that support children with disabilities finding their voice through performing arts.
After being live-streamed, the event is now available on demand until Sunday 3 April 2022
Through dance, singing, interviews and inspirational stories, Rise Up With The Arts celebrates the magical connection and transformative power of musical theatre, bringing the best of the best from across the industry, straight into your living rooms.
It’s a magical show, celebrating and honouring the arts in a unique online event and all proceeds will go to continuing to helping and supporting artists in these difficult times.
Alongside hosts Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis, the show sees unmissable performances from Heather Small, Adam Lambert, Carly Paoli, Back To The Future: Musical, Heathers Musical, Nikita Kuzmin, Rachel John and James Morrison.
Tickets to watch are on sale now from riseupwitharts.com
Pasha and Anya said: “Rise Up with the Arts is our online show, born in 2021, when the pandemic meant that theatre-lovers were longing to be entertained again, almost as much as performers were longing to be back on stage! Seeing this, we called upon some famous friends and gave the people what they wanted, whilst proudly helping some wonderful charities in the process.
“This year we’re back for more! Legends of stage and screen will once more come together with exclusive performances for all the family to enjoy this Word Theatre Day. We believe there’s no better way to support those in the arts falling on hard times, than by enjoying a night in with the favourite stars they know and love!”.
Speaking about the decision to donate funds to Save The Children, the pair added: “The current situation in Ukraine hits too close to home for the both of us as Russian nationals. Our passport may say one thing but our hearts are with our friends and family and everyone still in Ukraine that are fighting for their freedom and lives.
“It only feels right that our show – Rise Up with the Arts, will now focus on donating funds raised to the Save The Children that helps children and young people affected by this terrible conflict. They say it takes a village to raise a child but this time it will take the whole world to make the change happen and end this madness. Let’s make art not war!”