Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to be showing a revival of the much loved Shadows by Christopher Bruce, as part of their Mixed Programme 2018 alongside Calyx and Windrush.

The work was described by The Times as “emotive, traumatic and weighted with memory — or is it fear?”

“To me, many of Arvo Part’s compositions evoke images of a European history and tradition steeped in over a thousand years of human experience and, frequently, suffering. These themes, and particularly the turbulence of twentieth century events, have influenced my reaction to his work “Fratres”. In my dance the action can be read literally or metaphorically, within the intimacy of an insular family environment or on a more universal scale. I am happy to leave the audience to interpret the work
individually.” Christopher Bruce

Shadows is part of the GCSE Dance Anthology of professional set works.

“Superbly crafted…it conjures a world of anxieties, desperations and determinations” –The Guardian 


See Shadows as part of our 2018 Spring Tour

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
20 Feb 2018

Everyman, Cheltenham
27 Feb 2018

Cast Doncaster
7 March 2018

Curve, Leicester
9-10 March 2018

Schrittmacher Festival, Aachen Germany
22-25 March 2018

Peacock Theatre, Sadlers wells, London
26-28 April 2018

MAC, Birmingham Arts Centre
4-5 May 2018

Northern Stage, Newcastle
9-10 May 2018

York Theatre Royal
1-2 November 2018 Book Now>

Barnsley Civic 
16 November 2018 Book Now>

Premiered: Nov 2014