Choreographers and Composers Lab 2015

The Choreographers and Composers Lab 

6 – 17 July 2015

Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to be hosting a Choreographers and Composers Lab in July 2015; a two week intensive in our state of the art dance centre in Leeds.

Designed for professional choreographers and composers at an early stage of their career, the course will offer a rare opportunity to focus on the creative process of research and experimentation with the emphasis on composition in music and dance. The project will enable participants to enhance future career prospects through experiencing collaborative approaches to creating work and developing partnership skills, in a safe, yet challenging environment without the pressure to produce final results.

The course will be led by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director & Choreographer Sharon Watson and Independent Music Director & Composer Ken Hesketh.

Four choreographers and four composers will work with twelve professional dancers and four musicians, collaborating over an intensive two-week period.

Participants will take part in daily creative periods, respond to creative tasks, create and develop new choreographic / composition practices, and through workshops and lectures engage with visiting artists and other guest professionals.

If you have any question about the Choreographers and Composers Lab email:

Please Note: The deadline for 2015 application is now closed.

The Choreographers and Composers Lab 2015 is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.