S&AB Theatre: Community Engagement Tour

We hope you enjoy watching the first ever Phoenix Dance Theatre Community Engagement Tour performance in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre.


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We are delighted to invite an audience of young people, on a pathway to a career in dance, to join us for a very special performance at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre as part of our Community Engagement Tour 2023. For the launch of the tour, we are excited to share performance excerpts from Requiem and an exclusive sneak preview performance of a new work, Cloudburst, currently in development.

Running Order
Introduction: Marcus J Willis
Requiem: Dane Hurst
Q&A: Marcus J Willis, Aaron, AJ, & Tishainy
Cloudburst: Miguel Altunaga

Choreography: Dane Hurst
Requiem is a powerful reimagining of Mozart’s awe-inspiring choral masterpiece and an emotional response to the grief experienced by so many around the world during the pandemic. Choreographed by guest choreographer and former Phoenix artistic director, Dane Hurst, this “stunning” 5-star (The Times) production premiered earlier this year at Leeds Grand Theatre to great acclaim.
Dancers: Carina Howard, Dorna Ashory, Dylan Springer, Graciela Marqueo-Smith, Hannah Mcglashon, Teige Bisnought & Yasmina Patel

: Marcus J Willis, Aaron Chaplin, AJ Stephenson & Tishainy Constancia

Choreography: Miguel Altunaga
Cloudburst, the daring and visceral new work by choreographer Miguel Altunaga will premiere next spring. It explores mankind’s relationship to tribe and community, mythology and deity, ritual and surrealism, and considers how choices made by our ancestors shape our cultures as well as our very being.
Dancers: Carina Howard, Dorna Ashory, Dylan Springer, Hannah McGlashon & Yasmina Patel


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Phoenix is incredibly proud of its roots and being born in Leeds. Whilst we are known for touring nationally and internationally, it is important for us to retain our position as one of the key cultural organisations right here in Leeds. We believe that great art should be accessible to everyone because it changes lives, and that great art is created through diversity – diversity of our company and staff, our programming AND our audiences.

Dance should be for everyone, and we are committed to ensuring that we are providing opportunities for local people to engage with, and experience, what we do. That is why we are bringing Phoenix performances and engagement opportunities into the community, and we are thrilled to announce the first of our annual Community Engagement Tours.


Click HERE to watch the full 50 minute production filmed earlier this year at Leeds Grand Theatre.

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Photos: Requiem Richard H. Smith (l) & Cloudburst Miguel Altunaga (r)