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Phoenix Dance Theatre Windrush (Movement of the people) – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Music: Various artists Directors: Sharon Watson, Aletta Collins, Christopher Bruce CBE Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Phoenix Dance Theatre opens this season with a mixed programme and features the world premiere of Windrush: Movement of the People.  This season is special as the company takes the opportunity to recognise the multicultural society of this country and also celebrate black British culture. The ...

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Arvo Pärt / Manchester Camerata (Manchester International Festival) – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy (Manchester Camerata) Choir artistic director: Jaan-Eik Tulve (Vox Clamantis Choir) Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The 2015 Manchester International Festival has been characterised by a somewhat desperate pursuit of originality. This has generated works of shallow novelty and of high pretension. In such an environment the commissioning of a concert dedicated to a composer purely on the basis of ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015 – Liverpool Playhouse

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Christopher Bruce CBE, Sharon Watson, Caroline Finn Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Phoenix Dance Theatre were formed in Leeds in 1981 and have a varied and colourful past. Since taking the helm as Artistic Director in 2009, Sharon Watson has refocused the company on delivering an ambitious mix of new work in collaboration with diverse choreographers ...

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National Dance Company Wales: Mixed Programme – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Music: Maurice Ravel, Arvo Pärt, Mikael Karlsson Choreography: Johan Inger, Lee Johnston, Alexander Ekman Reviewer: Rich Jevons This action-packed evening of cutting-edge dance begins with Johan Inger’s ‘Walking Mad’ which immediately breaks down the fourth wall as a dancer emerges from the back of the auditorium’s raised seating to take his place on the stage to sounds of birdsong and ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreography: Christopher Bruce, Caroline Finn, Sharon Watson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Phoenix Dance Theatre opens 2015 with their exciting mixed programme premiering at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The company prides in collaborating with professionals to produce diverse new works of which four are presented in this programme. The programme opens with Christopher Bruce’s Shift. This short piece represents how time dictates ...

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