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.
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