BELONGING: Loss. Legacy. Love.

Spring 2024 (Feb - May)

Male dancer on grey background with word BELONGING.

This powerfully visceral and thought-provoking triple bill explores the nuances of human experience by three exciting international dance makers.

REQUIEM (EXCERPTS)
BY DANE HURST

loss /lɒs/ noun
the feeling of sadness you experience when someone or something you like is taken away from you

Former Phoenix Artistic Director Dane Hurst’s critically acclaimed Requiem is a powerful reimagining of Mozart’s awe-inspiring choral lament and an emotional response to the grief experienced by so many during the pandemic. This 5 star “stunning” (The Times) production premiered at Leeds Grand Theatre in a co-production with Opera North as part of LEEDS 2023: Year of Culture.

(Please note that Requiem will be performed to recorded music).

CLOUDBURST
BY MIGUEL ALTUNAGA

legacy /ˈleɡ.ə.si/ noun
something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past

Miguel Altunaga’s daring new work explores mankind’s relationship to tribe and community, mythology and deity, ritual and spirituality, and how choices made by our ancestors shape our cultures, as well as our very being. Set to a new score by composer David Preston.

TERMS OF AGREEMENT
BY MARCUS JARRELL WILLIS

love /lʌv/ noun
strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties

In his first new creation for Phoenix as Artistic Director, Marcus Jarrell Willis presents the third work of his choreographic series, Terms & Conditions. Focusing on the more ethereal, spiritual and kismet perspectives, it unravels the eternal question: what is true love? Further to understanding this, once you have negotiated the terms, will you accept the agreement? Includes original written compositions by Tomos O’Sullivan and music by various popular artists.

Official Trailer

Requiem

Cloudburst 

Terms of Agreement

In Rehearsal… full length documentary coming soon!

Discover more behind-the-scenes content here in our ‘Spotlight On… BELONGING’

 

Cast List

Opening night, Wednesday 21 February 2023

REQUIEM (EXCERPTS)

Dorna Ashory

Teige Bisnought

Aaron Chaplin

Graciela Mariqueo-Smith

Hannah McGlashon

Yasmina Patel

Tony Polo

Dylan Springer

CLOUDBURST

Dorna Ashory

Teige Bisnought

Aaron Chaplin

Yasmina Patel

Dylan Springer

TERMS OF AGREEMENT

Dorna Ashory

Teige Bisnought

Aaron Chaplin

Phiko Luke

Hannah McGlashon

Yasmina Patel

Tony Polo

Dylan Springer

 

 

 

PHOTO CREDITS
Header photo: Hugo Glendinning. Artwork: Oli Bentley, Split.
Gallery 1 (Requiem): Richard H. Smith & Tristram Kenton (photos from original Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre production)
Gallery 2 (Cloudburst in rehearsal): Rachel Poole & Miguel Altunaga
Gallery 3 (Terms of Agreement in rehearsal): Rachel Poole

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