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NEW FUNDING FOR PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE’S CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPOSERS LAB 2019

NEW FUNDING FOR PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE’S CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPOSERS LAB 2019

27 Jun 2018

Phoenix Dance Theatre will be hosting its second Choreographers and Composers Lab in summer 2019 at its studios in Leeds, thanks to funding from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Leeds Dance Partnership. Led by Artistic Director Sharon Watson, the lab is an opportunity for the next generation of artists to work collaboratively, innovate, and develop new ways of working in…

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Phoenix joins the Latitude Festival lineup

Phoenix joins the Latitude Festival lineup

1 Jun 2018

Phoenix Dance Theatre are delighted to be part of 2018’s Latitude Festival, UK Festival 2017’s Winner of Best Major Festival. Latitude returns to Henham Park, Suffolk next month for a weekend of music, theatre, dance and film, and this year Phoenix will be joining the bill. On Saturday the 14th July, Phoenix will join the prestigious lineup of dance companies on the Waterfront Stage, including Balletboyz, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventure and Company…

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Sharon Watson honoured with award at English Women's Awards- North 2018

Sharon Watson honoured with award at English Women’s Awards- North 2018

23 Mar 2018

There were 31 award categories presented at the English Women’s Awards-North 2018, and we are very pleased to announce that Phoenix’s Artistic Director, Sharon Watson, won the award for Contribution to Arts and Culture. The awards acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of British Women including female entrepreneurs, civil servants, charity founders amongst other professionals, whose hard work, talent and commitment…

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Taking a Position – dance inspired by Brexit

Taking a Position – dance inspired by Brexit

23 Mar 2018

Their fields of expertise are apparently worlds apart – one is an internationally-respected choreographer, the other a professor of political communication. But in an unusual move, Sharon Watson, Phoenix’s Artistic Director, and Professor Stephen Coleman from the University of Leeds, have collaborated to create a unique piece of dance that responds to voters’ emotional reactions to Brexit. Working with talented…

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