Performer Dot Walkett reaches to the sky in rehearsals with the Beeston Dance group, against a background of orange with abstract shapes.
Original photograph by Jo Lee, adapt in design by Oli Bentley
Sat 6 Apr 2024
Moving With Joy
Event organiser:
The Performance Ensemble

The Performance Ensemble is an older person-led, arts and social change organisation. We are committed to tackling ageism and improving the lives of older people in Leeds and beyond.

Following the success of Moving With Joy at Leeds Playhouse in 2023, The Performance Ensemble introduces a new programme of contemporary dance to the stage. Bringing together professional and community based dancers from across Leeds including:

Lychee Red Chinese Seniors Project,
the Vandan Group of Gujarati Women,
Beeston Dance, and Ascendance.

Moving with Joy 2 is a celebration of dance curated by renowned choreographer Tamara McLorg with original member of Phoenix Dance Theatre, Villmore James.

Meet dancers from every part of our city, experience the enthusiasm the groups have for dancing and leave inspired!

“As an audience member it is a privilege, and very humbling, to be on the receiving end of such candour, courage and authenticity.”
Yorkshire Evening Post, 2023


School of Performance and Cultural Industries
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

53.80848, -1.552777

    Sat 6 Apr 2024
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    0113 343 7880

    How to find the venue - stage@Leeds

    The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in no time at all:

    Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.
    Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clock tower building. You’ll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

    Regular bus services from the city centre stop outside the University Parkinson Building entrance.


    stage@leeds is a flat floored venue with a lift for access to the upper floors.  We have accessible, gender neutral bathrooms for public use and within the dressing rooms (which also have accessible shower facilities.)

    If you require a complementary seat for an accompanying care giver please contact the box office to book so we can arrange this for you. 

    We have worked with artists with a range of accessibility requirements and are always willing to find solutions for any challenges we may encounter.  

    We are proud to work regularly with a number of organisations who create work and support people with both physical and learning impairments and disabilities.

    Wheelchair access

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