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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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Awards in memory of female dance pioneer announced to mark International Women’s Day

Awards in memory of female dance pioneer announced to mark International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2018

Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre have launched the Nadine Senior Awards today to commemorate the achievements of one remarkable woman in Leeds. Nadine Senior (1939-2016) was a Yorkshire-born visionary dance teacher and educationist, and founding principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. An award fund of £8,000 has been raised through kind donations and proceeds…

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Sharon Watson shortlisted for English Women's Awards- North 2018

Sharon Watson shortlisted for English Women’s Awards- North 2018

2 Mar 2018

Finalists for Northern England’s inaugural Women’s awards have been announced, and we are pleased to announce that Phoenix’s Artistic Director, Sharon Watson, has been shortlisted in the Contribution to Arts and Culture category. The results will be announced on the 19th of March at the awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the International Suite of Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly Hotel and is…

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Major new collaboration with Opera North announced for 2019

Major new collaboration with Opera North announced for 2019

28 Feb 2018

  The Rite of Spring: Major new collaboration with Opera North Premiere: 16 February 2019, Leeds Grand Theatre (7 performances) The Rite of Spring is a 20th century iconic ballet set to Igor Stravinsky’s ground-breaking score. This year, 105 years after the premiere, two giants of the Northern Arts scene – Phoenix Dance Theatre and Opera North – will work together for the first…

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