Phoenix Dance Theatre Symposium

26 Aug 2014

Saturday 27 September

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet

Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to announce that we will be offering a unique multi-media Symposium – including dance, lectures, film and audience discussions. The Symposium will celebrate 50 years of the Civil Rights Act and explore how dance and choreography address the political.

Phoenix @ Home Tenacity programme is curated from the works in Phoenix’s repertoire that resonate and reflect different ways to connect with that message.

The Symposium, organized by Christy Adair and Ramsay Burt, considers the history in this programme not only in the selected works but in the dancers engaged to deliver them and explores how movement can approach historical moments and express the forces and debates that fuelled them.

The day will include short presentations and reflections on Tenacity which includes, 1976 a work delivered in 2009 and choreographed by Alesandra Seutin about the atrocities in South Africa; Longevity choreographed by Gary Lambert in 1994, set to the ‘I have a Dream’ speech by Martin Luther King and The Audacious One choreographed in 2008 by Warren Adams based on the Barack Obama’s ‘Audacity of Hope’ speech.

Participants will include: Sharon WatsonChristy AdairRamsay BurtLaura GriffithsKathy Williams and dancers from Phoenix Dance Theatre.

Following the symposium there will be a performance in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre of Tenacity presenting the works discussed during the day.

Tickets: £35 full price / £20 students*

* Please note these tickets will need to be collected from Box Office with proof of student ID.

Box Office: 0113 220 8008

Book Online:

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA

For more information and to view the order of events for the Symposium please download the Programme of the Day