Phoenix Dance Theatre - Why Dance? Why Phoenix?
Behind the scenes at the Fire Flight video shoot design agency Uber caught up with some of our dancers to ask two important questions - why dance and why Phoenix?
Filmed by Uber, Ink Films and VTR North.
DONATE to Phoenix
Dancer Antonio Borriello talks about how you can support Phoenix and what that backing means to him.
Find out more and donate at: http://www.nationalfundingscheme.org/the-phoenix-dance-theatre
Particle Velocity Trailer
Following the World Premiere run at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Phoenix Dance Theatre's latest mixed bill Particle Velocity will be touring the UK throughout 2013. The bill features four critically acclaimed pieces of dance, created by two of the country's leading choreographers and two of the UK's most exciting emerging talents.
Spring 2013 tour:
Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March, 7.30pm
The Civic, Barnsley
Friday 22nd March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th April, 8.00pm
Tuesday 30th April, 7.30pm
Tuesday 14th May, 7.30pm
The Grand Theatre Blackpool
Sunday 19th May, 8.00pm
The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
Thursday 23rd May, 7.30pm
Rehearsals: revealed - Repetition of Change
Repetition of Change is the latest work for Phoenix by Artistic Director Sharon Watson. Set to Forms Entangled, Shapes Collided, a specially commissioned score by
renowned composer Kenneth Hesketh, performed by Psappha, this new work places the complex, intricate world of DNA under the microscope. Here she's joined by some of the dancers to explain how they've brought the complexities of our genetics to the stage!
Tickets for the West Yorkshire Playhouse world premiere run of Particle Velocity, which also features new works by Jose Agudo, Richard Alston and Douglas Thorpe, are on sale now at http://www.wyp.org.uk
The score for Repetition of Change, Forms Entangled, Shapes Collided by Kenneth Hesketh, was commissioned with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund.
Rehearsals: revealed - Ki
Jose Agudo's first work for Phoenix is a tale of one boy's journey to become legend. Inspired by Genghis Khan's extraordinary life story, Ki is a ferocious, ritualistic solo which uses powerful, physical dance to show a man seizing control of his own destiny. Here Jose talks about creating the piece and the significance of the piece's title.
Tickets for the West Yorkshire Playhouse world premiere run of Particle Velocity, which also features new works by Richard Alston, Douglas Thorpe and Phoenix Artistic Director Sharon Watson, are on sale now at http://www.wyp.org.uk
Rehearsals: revealed - Tender Crazy Love
Tender Crazy Love is the latest work for Phoenix by one of the most exciting emerging choreographers in the UK - Douglas Thorpe. Famed for his explosive, powerful movement, this blistering duet features his trademark raw, visceral choreography set to a Tarantino-like soundtrack of classic songs and hidden gems.
Tickets for the West Yorkshire Playhouse world premiere run of Particle Velocity, which also features new works by Richard Alston, Jose Agudo and Phoenix Artistic Director Sharon Watson, are on sale now at http://www.wyp.org.uk
Phoenix Dance Theatre: Crossing Points - Autumn 2012 Tour
Phoenix Dance Theatre's Crossing Points returns this autumn at venues across the UK:
Tuesday 18th September, 8.00pm
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Tickets £12 (concessions £2 off) -- TBC
Box Office 0843 208 6000
Book Online www.thelowry.com
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Friday 21th & Saturday 22nd September, TIME??
Raikes Lane, Mold, Clwyd CH7 1YA
Box Office 0845 330 3565
Book Online www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk
Hull Truck Theatre
Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd October, 7.45pm - TBC
50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
Tickets £15 (£10 concessions) -- TBC
Box Office 01482 323638
Book Online www.hulltruck.co.uk
Tuesday 9th October, 7.30pm
Theatre Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1QN
Tickets £11 - £16, concessions £2 off, students £10
Box Office 01793 524 481
Book Online www.wyverntheatre.org.uk
Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House*
Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October, 7.45pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Tickets £20 | £17 | £14 | £8.50 standing | £11.50 students
Box Office 020 7304 4000
Book Online www.roh.org.uk
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th November, TBCpm -- TBC
Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion , SY23 3DE
Box Office 01904 623568
Book Online www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
York Theatre Royal
Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November, 7.30pm -- TBC
St. Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD
Tickets £10 - £17 (plus concessions) -- TBC
Box Office 01904 623568
Book Online www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk ¬
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Tuesday 4th December, 7.30pm
Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP
Tickets £14, £12, £10 (concessions £2 off) -- TBC
Box Office 01484 430528
Book Online www.thelbt.org
Rehearsals: revealed - Richard Alston
One of the highlights of Phoenix's new programme for 2013 - Particle Velocity - is celebrated choreographer Richard Alston's first work for the company. We caught up with him during rehearsals to see how this brand new piece was coming together.
Tickets for the West yorkshire Playhouse world premiere run of Particle Velocity, which also features new works by Jose Agudo, Douglas Thorpe and Phoenix Artistic Director Sharon Watson, are on sale now at http://www.wyp.org.uk
Phoenix Dance Theatre - Pave Up Paradise
Internationally renowned British contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre will present Pave Up Paradise at the 2012 internationale tanzmesse nrw.
PAVE UP PARADISE
CHOREOGRAPHY AND DESIGN
The Strokes, Jeff Buckley, Gomez
MUSIC PERFORMED BY
LIGHTING RESTAGED BY
For more information on Phoenix Dance Theatre visit http://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
For more information on Tanzmesse, including performance dates, visit http://www.tanzmesse-nrw.com
Phoenix Dance Theatre - Crossing Points
Crossing Points is Phoenix Dance Theatre's new mixed programme for 2012.
Inspired by Magritte's iconic painting The Son of Man, Ana Luján Sánchez's Catch immerses the audience in an abstract, surreal world filled with intricate, dynamic and thought provoking choreography. SoundClash by Kwesi Johnson sees the dancers mimic the complex and beautiful patterns created by sound waves when made visible. The bill also features the return of Henri Oguike's thrilling Signal, and Aletta Collins' sassy, hilarious modern Phoenix classic Maybe Yes Maybe, Maybe No Maybe.
Coming this Spring to:
The Civic, Barnsley: http://www.barnlseycivic.co.uk
Liverpool Playhouse: http://www.everymanplayhouse.com
Circomedia, Bristol: http://www.circomedia.com
Northern Stage: http://www.northernstage.co.uk
Rehearsals: revealed - SoundClash
Former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancer and current Artistic Director of Kompany Malakhi Kwesi Johnson talks about SoundClash, his new work for the company. SoundClash can be seen as part of Phoenix's Crossing Points mixed programme, which tours to Leeds, Barnsley, Liverpool, Bristol and Newcastle this spring.
Music by Luke Harney
Rehearsals: revealed - Catch
Former dancer and Rehearsal Director Ana Luján Sánchez returns to Phoenix in 2012 with the world premiere of her newest work Catch as part of Crossing Points. We caught up with her during rehearsals to find out more about the piece.
Three decades of Phoenix
On 11th November 2011 former dancers and members of staff came together to celebrate Phoenix Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary with a very special one off performance.
Overworlds & Underworlds Launch Video Blog
Last Month Leeds Canvas launched Overworlds & Underworlds - Yorkshire's offering for the Artists Taking The Lead strand of next year's Cultural Olympiad.
Led by renowned artists The Brothers Quay, Overworlds & Underworlds will take place in Leeds 18th-20th May 2012. Phoenix Dance Theatre is one of 12 cultural organisations based in Leeds behind the project, so Phoenix's Marketing Manager Alex Croft went along to the launch to get a hint of what was planned...
Phoenix Dance Theatre - Declarations
Phoenix Dance Theatre's Declarations Mixed Programme comes to the following venues this autumn:
The Riverfront, Newport - Thursday 29 September
Curve, Leicester - Wednesday 26 October
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - Tuesday 1 November
The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn - Tuesday 8 November
Rotherham Open Arts Festival at Magna - Saturday 19 November
Travese Theatre, Edinburgh - Friday 25 November
Filmed by Kaptur in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at Phoenix Dance Theatre, September 2011.
Phoenix Dance Theatre - Reflected
Phoenix Dance Theatre's Reflected Mixed Programme comes to the following venues this autumn and spring 2012:
Malvern Theatres - Wednesday 5th October
The Junction - Tuesday 11th October
Lawrence Batley Theatre - Tuesday 18th October
Brunton Theatre - Friday 4th November
Hull Truck Theatre - Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th November
York Theatre Royal - Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st March 2012
Filmed by Kaptur at West Yorkshire Playhouse, January 2011.
Rehearsals: revealed - Signal
Henri Oguike's Signal returns to Phoenix's repertoire for the company's 2012 Crossing Points mixed programme. Here he talks to us about how he came to choreograph the piece in the first place and what it's like working with the current crop of Phoenix dancers.
Rehearsals: revealed - Pave Up Paradise
One half of Lost Dog, Raquel Meseguer caught up with Jonny Walton from Kaptur during rehearsals of Pave up Paradise to explain about the piece and its history. Musician Alessandro Lima was also on hand to perform the 3 songs from the piece - Last Night by The Strokes, Lover, you should have come over by Jeff Buckley and Tijuana Lady by Gomez.
Rehearsals: revealed - What It Is
Following the revival of his piece Haunted Passages for 2010's Declarations tour, choroegrapher Philip Taylor talks about What It Is which will be part of 2011's Reflected tour.
Rehearsals: revealed - Melt
Melt, by Phoenix Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Sharon Watson, is the first piece to have been choreographed in the company's new home. Here she talks through the creative process and how she discovered the music of Wild Beasts whilst dancers Azzurra Ardovini and Josh Wille discuss learning the ropes...
Rehearsals: revealed - Switch
In May 2010 Richard Wherlock visited Phoenix Dance Theatre for 3 weeks to choreograph a new piece for 2011's Reflected tour.
Jonny Walton from Kaptur film & photography caught up with him early on in the process to see how rehearsals were going and the piece was developing.
Switch has its world premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 26 - 29 January 2011. book tickets at www.wyp.org.uk