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

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Season of compelling new dance at Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre



The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for spring 2017It will open with thereturn of Company Chameleonperforming at the theatre for the first time since 2013, and feature debut visits from Sardoville, Rosie Kay Dance Company and new company Umanoove recently launched by Didy Veldman.


Company Chameleon brings Witness to the theatre on Thursday 23 March 2017, which portrays how loved ones cope when mental health problems take hold of someone close, Witness combines a rich mix of dance styles to create a view of mental health that is touching, sad, funny and absurd all at the same time. The performance also includes Words Unspoken, a short and dynamic opening piece exploring the secrets of the six dancers on stage. 


Sardoville presents A Matter of Impression on Tuesday 18 April 2017. Demonstrating a unique style, “Sardovilliantheatre” deconstructs the production bringing the backstage into view. Two separate dance pieces are intertwined, as a new work by internationally acclaimed Luca Silvestrini and a reworking of the company’s The Dancing Plague are blended together with choreographed set and costume changes. 


On 26 April 2017 international dance artist Didy Veldman brings her new company Umanoove to Leeds with The Happiness ProjectBest known in the UK for her productions for Rambert and Northern Ballet (Carmen, A Street Car Named Desire), Veldman’s new work focuses on society’s endless search for fulfilment. The piece has been made in collaboration with celebrated violinist and composer Alexander Balanescu, who will perform live alongside the dancers. 


Rosie Kay Dance Company presents MK ULTRA on 9 May 2017, a high energy, supercharged mix of dance, music and imagery inspired by the bizarre realm of mind control conspiraciesA thrilling new work from the choreographer of the hit film Sunshine on Leith and the five star award-winning 5 SOLDIERS, MK ULTRA will challenge your perceptions as it delves deep into the world of the Illuminati.


In addition, Northern Ballet will also host Expressions on 5 and 6 July 2017. This sharing brings together community and professional inclusive dance groups giving talented disabled dancers the chance to showcase their skills to an audience on a professional stage. More information on these performances will be available soon, see theatreleeds.comfor updates.


The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre’s spring season is an excellent opportunity to see new and thought-provoking dance performed in a local intimate setting. Tickets 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. 


Thursday 23 March 2017

Company Chameleon


Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50

On sale now


Tuesday 18 April 2017


A Matter of Impression

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50

On sale now


Wednesday 26 April 2017


The Happiness Project

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50

On sale now


Tuesday 09 May 2017

Rosie Kay Dance Company


Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50

On sale now


Wednesday 05 & Thursday 06 July 2017

Hosted by Northern Ballet


Performances 1.00pm & 7.30pm

Tickets free, booking essential

On sale soon



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. 

Image: Rosie Kay Dance Company. Photo Brian Slater.



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