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Press Release: Season of dance favourites at Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

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Season of dance favourites at Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre


The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for autumn 2016. The theatre will welcome the return of renowned dance companies Ballet Black, James Wilton Dance and 2Faced Dance Company, as well as hosting Phoenix Dance Theatre’s annual home performance and the World Première of Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children. 


Phoenix Dance Theatre presents Phoenix @ Home from 28 September to 1 October 2016. In celebration of their 35thanniversary the mixed programme will feature classic repertoire, including a revival of their early piece Nightlife at the Flamingo, alongside recent works reflecting their incredible journey to become the UK’s longest standing contemporary dance company outside London.


Ballet Black brings their Triple Bill to the theatre on 14 and 15 October 2016As the centrepiece to an irresistible trilogy of narrative and abstract dance, Christopher Hampson’s Storyville is set to the haunting music of Kurt Weill and tells the story of Nola, a farm girl who falls prey to worldly desires in 1920s New Orleans. The programme also includes two newly devised pieces; To Begin, Begin by Christopher Marney and Cristaux by Arthur Pita. 


On 2 November 2016 James Wilton Dance returns with Leviathan, a reimagining of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. Following ship captain Ahab, who is hell-bent on capturing the white whale Moby Dick, Leviathan features a blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work. The piece will be accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul


2Faced Dance Company presents Run on 30 November 2016, a gritty and explosive new triple bill. An explosion of movement, theatre and design, Run will feature commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, LenkaVagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans, with original music by Angus MacRae and Tomas Vychytil


Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children Goldilocks & the Three Bears will have its World Première at the theatre from24 to 29 October 2016. Following sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations of their previous children’s ballets, this latest production is choreographed by Northern Ballet Junior Soloist Nicola Gervasi. Tickets are selling fastso early booking is recommended.

The theatre’s autumn season is an excellent opportunity to see prestigious companies and works by highly acclaimed choreographers in a local intimate setting. Tickets for the autumn season at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre are on sale now and can be booked online at theatreleeds.com, by calling the box office on 0113 220 8008 or in person at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA. 

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Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 01 October 2016

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix @ Home

Performances 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00 & Concessions £10.00


Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2016

Ballet Black

Triple Bill

Performances 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October 2016
Northern Ballet

Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Performances 11.00am1.00pm & 3.00p
Fri 28 Oct 11.00am (Relaxed Performance) & 2.00pm

Sat 29 Oct 11.00am (Relaxed Performance), 2.00pm & 4.00pm
Tickets £6.00 & Children £4.50
Babes in arms (0 – 2 years) £1.00


Wednesday 02 November 2016

James Wilton Dance


Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50


Wednesday 30 November 2016

2Faced Dance Company


Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50



Notes to Editors

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is an intimate studio theatre situated inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre on Quarry Hill, Leeds. The building was winner of the 2011 National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project. The theatre was named as the best family friendly theatre in Yorkshire in the Netmums Theatre Awards. The theatre also received Best Family Venue, Best Family Event and Best Family Welcome at the 2013 Family Arts Festival Awards. The Stanley & Audrey Burton has signed up to the Family Arts Standards and supports Child Friendly Leeds. 


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