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Opera North: The Rite Of Spring & Gianni Schicchi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Igor Stravinsky / Giacomo Puccini Choreographer / Director: Jeanguy Saintus / Christopher Alden Conductor: Garry Walker Reviewer: Jo Beggs What sells the tickets for this double bill is probably Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, which famously caused ‘terrific uproar” (and not in a good way) at its 1913 premiere in Paris. The music is now so familiar to us that ...

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The Rite of Spring/ Gianni Schicchi – Leeds Grand

The Rite of Spring Music: Igor Stravinsky Choreographer: Jeanguy Saintus Gianni Schicchi Music: Giacomo Puccini Director: Christopher Alden Conductor: Garry Walker Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This production marks the first-ever collaboration between Opera North and Phoenix Dance Company.  Garry Walker conducts both Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in the company of Opera North’s orchestra.  In another first, The ...

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Latitude Festival: Windrush | Movement of the people – Waterfront Stage

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Reviewer: Robin Winters Internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre certainly win the prize for most set and props on the Waterfront Stage so far at this year's Latitude; with screens for wardrobe changes, crates, cases, boxes, washing lines and a sofa all being hauled onto the platform before the performance begins. By way of commemorating the 70th ...

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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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Phoenix @ Home – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Darshan Singh Bhuller, Carman Vezquez Marfil, Natalie Alleston and Marie Mence, Antonio Borriello, Edward Lynch and Sharon Watson. Reviewer: Laura Hibbert Marking their 35thanniversary, Phoenix Dance Theatre Company present an inspiring and brilliantly put together programme; created and performed by a multitude of Phoenix Company members from over the years. Phoenix @ Home includes excerpts from Phoenix’s repertoire of ...

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Phoenix Dance Triple Bill 2016 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Sharon Watson, Kate Flatt, Itzik Galili Reviewer: Beverley Haigh To commemorate their 35th anniversary, it is befitting that Phoenix Dance Theatre premiere their Triple Bill 2016 in Leeds, hometown and birthplace of this acclaimed and prodigious company. As the UK’s longest standing contemporary dance company outside London, Phoenix Dance Theatre continue to innovate and excite, ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015 – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Christopher Bruce CBE, Caroline Finn, Sharon Watson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Established in 1981, like the proverbial bird rising from the ashes, Phoenix Dance Theatre continue to reinvent and re-morph, becoming one of the foremost dance companies in the country. It is easy to see why, with their collective of highly talented and accomplished dancers leading ...

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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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