Phoenix Dance Theatre – Spring 2015
WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE PREMIERE 11-14TH FEB
For its Spring 2015 season Leeds based Phoenix Dance Theatre, under Artistic Director Sharon Watson, proudly presents a trademark mixed bill, featuring four works. The 10-venue tour kicks-off at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 11 February with premières from Sharon Watson and Caroline Finn and a double bill by Christopher Bruce CBE.
The double bill by one of the world’s leading figures in dance, Christopher Bruce CBE features Shadows, a brand new work created especially for Phoenix Dance Theatre and a restaging of Bruce’s energetic study of life in the 1940’s, Shift. This double bill was previously performed at the Linbury Studio Theatre, London in November 2014, the first time that Phoenix has performed any of this renowned choreographer’s work.
The mixed bill also features two world premieres – TearFall by Sharon Watson and Bloom by New Adventures Choreographer Award winner Caroline Finn. Watson follows up her audience favourites Melt (2011) and Repetition of Change (2013) with TearFall, a piece that builds on her exploration of tears through dance, whilst Finn’s work often presents darkly comic expressions of life and humanity using a playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.
Dates: 11 – 14 Feb
Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse , Leeds Box Office: 0113 213 7700