Celebrating a Year of Diversity in Dance
April 2017 – March 2018 was the year Phoenix Dance Theatre championed, celebrated and demonstrated the value of greater diversity within the organisation and the wider dance sector. Diversity is the foundational principle on which Phoenix was established 37 years ago, and therefore continues to be the cornerstone of our programme of work.
Championing Female Choreographers and Creatives
Phoenix-At-Home 2017 celebrated the female choreographic talents within the company. We commissioned an exciting female composer to create original music for Windrush: Movement of the People. We saw this mission bear fruit with Sandrine Monin, Phoenix dancer and emerging choreographer whose first professional dance work Calyx was commissioned as part of our 2017 Mixed Programme, winning two national awards in 2017 from One Dance UK: the Mentoring Programme award for mid-career dance artists and the Observership Award for choreographers.