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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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Applications Open for Choreographers and Composers Lab 2019

Applications Open for Choreographers and Composers Lab 2019

1 Nov 2018

Phoenix Dance Theatre is hosting its second Choreographers and Composers Lab between Tuesday 2 July – Saturday 13 July 2019 at its studios in Leeds, thanks to funding from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Leeds Dance Partnership. Applications have opened for the two-week intensive led by choreographer and Artistic Director Sharon Watson – providing the opportunity for the next generation…

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Phoenix Dance Theatre & Opera North announce choreographer for The Rite of Spring

Phoenix Dance Theatre & Opera North announce choreographer for The Rite of Spring

16 Oct 2018

JEANGUY SAINTUS TO CHOREOGRAPH HIS FIRST WORK FOR A UK DANCE COMPANY Phoenix Dance Theatre and national opera company Opera North have today announced they are to work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Jeanguy SAINTUS on their reworked production of Stravinsksy’s The Rite of Spring in what will be his first work with a UK dance company. The two Leeds-based companies…

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Sharon Watson Awarded Northern School of Contemporary Dance Honorary Fellowship

Sharon Watson Awarded Northern School of Contemporary Dance Honorary Fellowship

24 Sep 2018

Each year, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance acknowledges individuals contributing to the school and the cultural environment. This year, the award was given to Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic Director Sharon Watson. Sharon studied and later taught at the institution. “I am delighted to receive this accolade as my connection with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance stretches back to…

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