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Northern Ballet Mixed Programme – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple, Mlindi Kulashe, Kenneth Tindall Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Northern Ballet’s latest Mixed Programme deviates from their usual signature character ballets, which are largely narrative based. Showcasing new work from three emerging choreographers, instead, the programme focuses on more abstract themes and allows scope for innovative and explorative work to come through, highlighting the ...

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TORO: Beauty & the Bull – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood For one evening at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, DeNada Dance Theatre presented Carlos Pons Guerra’s TORO: Beauty & the Bull. The intriguing dance production is dark and has a contemporary retake on the popular fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Act one opens with The Girl (Emma Walker) who works as a ...

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Ballet Black Triple Bill – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Founder &Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Music: Steve Reich, Dustin O’ Halloran, Kurt Weill Choreographer: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Founded in 2001 by Cassa Pancho with the intention of providing a platform for dancers of black and Asian origin, Ballet Black has become much more than this, carving out a niche for themselves. As a ...

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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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Ballet Central 2016 Tour – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Director: Sara Matthews Choreography: Christopher Gable CBE, Leanne King, Sharon Watson, Sara Matthews, Marius Petipa, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Ballet Central's tour for final year students at the Central School of Ballet provides a showcase for the trainee dancers' talents, offering the experience of working in theatres with full-scale costumes and lighting in a professional capacity. As the only ...

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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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Opera Appetizers – The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Director: Jane Anthony Musical Director: John Longstaff Music: Georges Bizet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart &Otto Nicolai Pianist: Ewan Gilford Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] In a bid to promote opera in the local Yorkshire area, the non-profit company Young Opera Venture are currently touring with a cast of fresh and exciting new voices. With the majority of the cast having either ...

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