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From Stage to Screen Windrush: Movement of the People gets BBC Broadcast

From Stage to Screen Windrush: Movement of the People gets BBC Broadcast

11 Feb 2019

Following a year of national and international touring Phoenix Dance Theatre are delighted to announce that the award-winning Windrush: Movement of the People choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director, Sharon Watson is billed for BBC Four broadcast 10.30pm, Sunday 17 February 2019. The filming was made possible with support from The Space and Leeds 2023 and took place at Production…

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Phoenix mourns the passing of Thea Nerissa Barnes

Phoenix mourns the passing of Thea Nerissa Barnes

7 Jan 2019

THEA NERISSA BARNES became the 4th Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre from 1997 – 2000. Her professional career started with the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Company and continued with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Prior to becoming Artistic Director in 1997, Thea was appointed as the company’s Rehearsal Director and was known for her straight talking, clear and direct…

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Phoenix Dance Theatre announces 2019 Spring Tour dates

Phoenix Dance Theatre announces 2019 Spring Tour dates

14 Dec 2018

Internationally-acclaimed, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will next year present its audiences with a reworking of The Rite of Spring and new work Left Unseen. Following their exciting collaboration, The Rite of Spring & Gianni Schicchi with Opera North in February and March 2019, Phoenix Dance Theatre will embark on their annual spring tour presenting a double bill: The Rite of…

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Music Director for 2019 CC Lab Announced

Music Director for 2019 CC Lab Announced

3 Dec 2018

Phoenix Dance Theatre announce that composer, creative director and cultural activist Shirley J. Thompson will be the Music Director for their Choreographers and Composers Lab taking place in July 2019. Composers, Musicians, Choreographers and Dancers are invited to apply for the two-week intensive led by choreographer and Artistic Director Sharon Watson and composer Shirley J. Thompson – providing the opportunity…

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