This spring Phoenix Dance Theatre will embark on a UK tour with a brand-new mixed programme.

BELONGING: Loss. Legacy. Love. The powerfully visceral and thought-provoking triple bill
explores the nuances of human experience by three exciting international dance makers.

Including two world premieres – Miguel Altunaga’s Cloudburst and Marcus Jarrell Willis’ Terms of
Agreement – this will also be the first-time the Leeds-based company has toured Dane Hurst’s
acclaimed Requiem (excerpts). BELONGING: Loss. Legacy. Love. will open in Phoenix Dance
Theatre’s hometown at Leeds Playhouse on Wed 21 February 2024 before touring.

Requiem by South African choreographer, and former Phoenix Artistic Director, Dane Hurst 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.

In his first stage commission for Phoenix, Afro-Cuban choreographer Miguel Altunaga premieres
his daring new work, Cloudburst. Altunaga first collaborated with Phoenix in 2022 to create the
dance film EBÓ as part of the company’s inaugural Digital Programme. A continuation of that work,
Cloudburst explores mankind’s relationship to tribe and community, mythology and spirituality,
ritual and surrealism, and how choices made by our ancestors shape our culture as well as our
very being.

Terms of Agreement is Texas-born Marcus Jarrell Willis’ first creation for Phoenix and is 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?

Leeds Playhouse
Wed 21 – Fri 23 February
Box Office 0113 213 7700

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