Reviews

The Culture Vulture

The Culture Vulture

This is a show to make you re-think what contemporary dance is all about. The words “contemporary dance” evoke immediate images; black box, dancers in leotards or monochrome costume, a soundtrack of austere strings or an electronic soundscape created in a computer. The movement is the thing, and it’s something to be appreciated and enjoyed, but appreciated with the head…

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Peter Jacobs for The Public Reviews

Peter Jacobs for The Public Reviews

Phoenix Dance Theatre were formed in Leeds in 1981 and have a varied and colourful past. Since taking the helm as Artistic Director in 2009, Sharon Watson has refocused the company on delivering an ambitious mix of new work in collaboration with diverse choreographers with choice selections from the company’s repertoire, with the aim of establishing them as the UK’s…

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The Buxton Advertiser

The Buxton Advertiser

An evening with Phoenix Dance Theatre always raises high hopes and ‘Mixed Programme 2015’ at Buxton Opera House (22 April), four contemporary dance works by three individual choreographers, did not disappoint. Read on…

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Luke Jennings for The Observer 2015

Luke Jennings for The Observer 2015

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre know that they can’t take their audience for granted, and director Sharon Watson strives to deliver consistently challenging but approachable evenings of new dance. The company’s current mixed programme is typically wide-ranging. Read on…

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