Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Digital Programme is a creative response to the many difficulties this last year has presented. The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to disproportionately affect Black and ethnic minority communities in the UK and across the globe.
The brutal murder of George Floyd followed by the protests last summer affected all of us on a personal level. Phoenix Dance Theatre is a company founded by three Black men. The Company wanted to give a space and a platform to three Black choreographers through their Digital Programme, nurturing their talent and vision, in line with the ethos out of which the Company was born almost forty years ago.
Miguel Altunaga Jr, Kennedy Junior Muntanga and Carlos Martinez worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre’s company dancers through the pressures of multiple lockdowns and the precarious circumstance of life under a pandemic. They were able to explore their own practice and unleash their creativity as choreographers and artists. These exciting short dance films – EBO, KARDEC and THE ONES THAT WENT THIS WAY AND THAT, each of them distinctly separate, are the fruits of this journey.
Northern Ballet will be showing one of their Open House series. Former Principal Soloist Hannah Bateman presents a behind-the-scenes documentary from one of the world’s leading ballet companies featuring original footage of rehearsals and performances alongside in-depth interviews with the artists involved. This film focuses on one of ballet’s most enduringly popular stories, Swan Lake.
Boardroom, Level 5, Northern Ballet
Photos/videos are not permitted
All participants and observers over the age of 11 are asked to wear face masks both during sessions and when moving around the building
Lift access is available but only for those with access needs
Address: Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
- Phone: 0113 220 8000
- Web: northernballet.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org