Dance

PHOENIX DANCE OFFER FREE PERFORMANCES IN THE THACKRAY MUSEUM THIS SATURDAY

PHOENIX DANCE OFFER FREE PERFORMANCES IN THE THACKRAY MUSEUM THIS SATURDAY

Phoenix Dance Theatre will perform special pop-up performances throughout the Thackray Museum of Medicine this Saturday, 11 November, as part of its inaugural Community Engagement Tour. People who live or work in the Harehills or Burmatofts areas of Leeds can enjoy these performances for free as the Thackray are extending their Harehills Monday offer to […]

CHRISTMAS WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS ……

CHRISTMAS WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS ……

Without watching the Nut Cracker! Northern Ballet’s enchanting festive favourite The Nutcracker, returns to Leeds Grand Theatre this November following its hugely successful run last year with multiple sell-out performances.  The ballet tells the story of Clara and her wooden Nutcracker doll that is much more than it seems. As the clock strikes midnight she […]

US DANCE COMPANY AILEY 2

US DANCE COMPANY AILEY 2

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Ailey 2 – the second company of the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – tours the UK for the first time in over a decade this autumn. On Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 October, they will make their debut at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. The company is known […]

A TALE OF TWO STAR CROSSED LOVERS

A TALE OF TWO STAR CROSSED LOVERS

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet comes to the Alhambra from Tuesday 12th September to 16th September. Matthew Bourne’s ROMEO AND JULIET gives Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their […]

THE NEW BALLET SEASON

THE NEW BALLET SEASON

      The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre have announced its autumn 2023 programme,  The season boasts three world premières and three triple bills, giving audiences the chance to witness never before seen works in Leeds before they hit national and international stages. Northern Ballet’s previously announced Generations: Three Short Ballets, will open the season from […]

GLORIOUS AND GIDDY – LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO

GLORIOUS AND GIDDY – LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO

As a seasoned hack and a theatre critic my friends and colleagues will tell you it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud when watching a performance – in fact I can count the times on one hand in the last few years, despite reviewing literally 100’s of shows, that this has happened. […]

NORTHERN BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS NEW SPRING SEASON

NORTHERN BALLET ANNOUNCES ITS NEW SPRING SEASON

The season will open with Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova at Leeds Grand Theatre. This sumptuous ballet hasn’t been seen on stage since 2017, although it has enjoyed success with TV broadcast on Sky Arts and on demand via Digital Theatre. Tindall’s first full-length work, Casanova takes us into the heart and mind of one of the […]

AN EXCITING SEASON OF DANCE…

AN EXCITING SEASON OF DANCE…

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds has announced a new season of dance that will reopen the theatre for the first time since March 2020.    DeNada Dance Theatre returns on 12 October 2021 to open the season with Mariposa. A transgender retelling of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, this new dance-drama from Artistic Director […]

WORLD PREMIERE FOR PINOCCHIO ….

WORLD PREMIERE FOR PINOCCHIO ….

Northern Ballet has announced the world première of Pinocchio, a new children’s ballet choreographed and directed by Gavin McCaig. The world première will take place on 26 October 2021 at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds with performances until 30 October, followed by a further run of performances during the festive season from 7 […]

NORTHERN BALLET RETURNS TO TOURING

NORTHERN BALLET RETURNS TO TOURING

Northern Ballet plans to return to touring for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds-based company, which has not been able to perform outside of its home city since November 2019, will hold a limited three venue tour to Salford, London and Leeds this June. The Company will open its […]