PHOENIX DANCE COMPANY BACK IN LEEDS
It’s been quite a year for internationally-renowned, Leeds-based contemporary dance company, Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Twelve months ago its Artistic Director, Sharon Watson, announced she was creating a first-ever dance piece around the subject of Windrush, the ship that brought the first large group of immigrants from Jamaica to the UK. It was to mark 70 years since the ship’s arrival in 1948 and went on to be a huge success, lauded by audiences and reviewers alike. After touring to nine UK venues, a festival in Germany, and a special performance at Tilbury Docks on Windrush Day, Windrush: Movement of the People continues to tour returning to Yorkshire in November this year.
This is the eighth production of Phoenix at Home; last year saw the company celebrate female choreographers utilising the company’s own talent including a piece by multi-award-winning company dancer Sandrine Monin.
This year Phoenix will present Robert North’s world-renowned Troy Game. Described by the New York Times as a ‘funny and sexy romp’, Troy Game is a tongue in cheek parody of male machismo specially re staged for Phoenix to include female dancers.
Sandrine Monin makes a welcome return with an excerpt from her new piece Kirke for which she has again teamed up with composer Roberto Rusconi, and Phoenix Youth Academy take to the stage with colourful and comedic new work Spam choreographed by company dancer Michael Marquez.
Phoenix at Home is at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre from
Friday 18th to Saturday 20th October 2018 at 7.30pm
with a 2pm matinee on Saturday.
Book online at www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
or call box office 0113 220 8008