Mixed Programme 2015

6 Jan 2015

Mixed Programme 2015 – Two world premieres and a double bill by Christopher Bruce, CBE.


For its Spring 2015 season Phoenix Dance Theatre, under Artistic Director Sharon Watson, proudly presents a trademark mixed bill, featuring four works. The 10-venue tour kicks-off at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 11 February and concludes at Northern Stage Newcastle on 28 May, with premières from Sharon Watson and Caroline Finn and a double bill by Christopher Bruce CBE.

The double bill by Christopher Bruce CBE features Shadows, a brand new work created especially for Phoenix Dance Theatre and a restaging of Bruce’s energetic study of life in the 1940’s, Shift.  This double bill was previously performed at the Linbury Studio Theatre, London in November 2014, the first time that Phoenix has performed any of this renowned choreographer’s work.

The mixed bill also features two world premieres – TearFall by Sharon Watson and Bloom by New Adventures Choreographer Award winner Caroline Finn. Watson follows up her audience favourites Melt (2011) and Repetition of Change (2013) with TearFall, a piece that builds on her exploration of tears through dance, whilst Finn’s work often presents darkly comic expressions of life and humanity using a playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.

Dates              Venue


11 – 14 Feb            West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

24 Feb                    Watford Palace

3 Mar                     Curve Leicester

12 Mar                   Worthing Connaught Theatre

31 Mar                   Oldham Coliseum

22 Apr                    Buxton Opera House

7 May                     Liverpool Playhouse

13 May                   CAST Doncaster

21 May                   The Churchill Theatre Bromley

28 May                   Northern Stage Newcastle