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Guerrilla: just let go and dance!

Guerrilla: just let go and dance!
Written by Transform 17  13/03/2017

When you’re handed a pair of ear plugs as you enter the theatre, you know you’re in for something a little bit different, and this is exactly what happened to me a couple of weeks ago as I sat down to watch Guerrilla by Spanish theatre company El Conde de Torrefiel at Glasgow’s Tramway, part of contemporary performance festival Take Me Somewhere.Guerrilla is a dark comedy about the awakening of awareness. The action is made up of three parts; a conference, a Thai-Chi class and a rave and features a group of local participants on stage. Set in a dystopian...

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds
Written by esmedavies  13/02/2017

Ok everyone, clear your diaries, because Fiesta Bombarda is coming to town. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing to Leeds a man who can only be described as an Afrobeat legend, a man who has kept the flame of his father’s passion burning bright. Thats right, Seun Kuti, ladies and gentleman, along with his band Egypt 80.On Tuesday 21st March, the stunning venue Church will be transformed into a into vibrant carnival utopia, as Seun, one of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre joins Fiesta Bombarda with his high energy live show, performing his father's back catalogue...

Pirouettes and Steel Pans: Carnival Ballet

Pirouettes and Steel Pans: Carnival Ballet
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  09/07/2015

We're pirouetting on our tippy toes at the news that Leeds West Indian Carnival is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017 by staging Carnival Ballet, a brand new production produced in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre.Carnival Ballet, set to premiere in Leeds in Autumn 2017, will bring together leading artists in dance, music and carnival costume design. Featuring an original carnival music score, stunning costumes and set design, the unique production will be performed by 16 dancers from Phoenix, the UK and other international dance companies.Author and producer Colin Grant will be working with Carnival Chairman Arthur France and the...

Dance Captains Of Leeds

Dance Captains Of Leeds
Written by Zander Marston  08/06/2015

This September Millennium Square Leeds will be filled with a cast of 300 local volunteers, an elaborate moving set, and 3,000 spectators eagerly awaiting the delivery of outdoor theatre producers Tangled Feet’s spectacular creative vision, which is at the centre of the official cultural programme celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leeds....

Avant: blisters and all

Avant: blisters and all
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  30/03/2015

Justin Slee's photography exhibition Avant at Leeds Gallery, Munro House goes behind the scenes with Northern Ballet's dancers during various stages of preparation over the past couple of years.The images are deliberately un-showy and intend to reveal the day-to-day routine of a dancer's life; blisters and all. From the outset Justin was keen to find those quirky, every day moments that capture the patience and physical graft required of every performer. Alongside images of well worn ballet pumps and the quiet light of empty studios Avant includes photographs of dancers at wardrobe fittings, the rigours of morning class and performers preparing to go...

Dance With Me

Dance With Me
Written by Compass Festival  19/11/2014

Rita Marcalo from Instant Dissidence and Alice Withers from Compass Live Art Festival tell us about different experiences of working on the same project.Rita: Dancing With Strangers is a series of duets between Leeds citizens: an act of connection where residents of Headingley Hall care home connect with strangers walking on the streets of Leeds, through the gift of dancing. In addition, the piece also addresses more fundamental questions that I have about what it means to be an artist, what it means to make dance:• What am I doing?• Why am I making dance?• Why am I asking people to come into...

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