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Press Release: Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre announces autumn season of dance

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Leeds’ Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre announces autumn season of dance




Phoenix Dance Theatre – September

Northern Ballet, Yorke Dance Project – October

Anjali Dance Company, Ballet Black, Joss Arnott Dance – November


The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for autumn 2017It will open withPhoenix Dance Theatre’s home performance followed by Northern Ballet’s annual production for children. The theatre will also welcome back returning companies Ballet Black and Joss Arnott Dance as well as hosting debut visits from Yorke Dance Project and Anjali Dance Company.


Phoenix Dance Theatre presents Phoenix at Home: A Celebration of Female Choreographers from 27 to 30 September 2017Back for their seventh annual home performance, this is a vibrant showcase celebrating the exceptional female talent within the Company. Highlights include Calyx by Sandrine Monin, and an excerpt from the research and development of Windrush, a major new piece by Artistic Director Sharon Watson.


Northern Ballet continues their annual children’s ballets with the return of Ugly Duckling from 23 to 28 October 2017. As seen on CBeebies, this hugely popular production for children returns to the stage this October half term for the first time since its 2012 world première. It is choreographed by Northern Ballet leading soloist Dreda Blow and former Northern Ballet dancer Sebastian Loe


On 31 October 2017 Yorke Dance Project brings an exhilarating evening of dance to Leeds in Rewind Forward. Celebrating dance from the past and present, the performance will include pieces from world-renowned masters of choreography, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan, as well as from new generation choreographers: Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Charlotte Edmonds; and Yorke Dance Project’s Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell


Anjali Dance Company presents Genius on 7 November 2017, in which an exceptional group of six dancers perform two dramatic explorations of genius in a performance full of creative power. Gary Clarke’s Beethoven takes a touching and darkly humorous look at the life and works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, and in Bloodsucker Lea Anderson explores the legend of the vampire Nosferatu and his depiction in film. 


On 17 and 18 November 2017 Ballet Black visits Leeds for the sixth year running with a new Triple BillThis latest programme features South Bank Sky Arts Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Red Riding Hood, a narrative piece that turns the popular fairytale on its head with a surprising twist. The programme also includes Captured by Martin Lawrance, set to a Shostakovich string quartet, and House of Dreams by celebrated British choreographer Michael Corder


Also returning to Leeds is Joss Arnott Dance, bringing their latest Triple Bill to the city on 29 November 2017. Featuring the Company’s internationally award-winning solo Vthis highly-charged and visually stunning programme also includes two new works: A Movement in 3 which is set to an original score; and a powerful display from the alpha female cast in RUSH.


The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre’s autumn season is an excellent opportunity to see a range of high quality dance performed in a local intimate setting. A season multi-buy offer is also available. 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. 




Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 September 2017

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix at Home: A Celebration of Female Choreographers

Performances 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00 & Concessions £12.00


Monday 23 – Saturday 28 October 2017

Northern Ballet

Ugly Duckling

Performances 11.00am1.00pm & 3.00pm (Mon, Tue & Thu)

11.00am & 1.00pm (Wed)

11.00am (relaxed performance)2.00pm & 4.00pm (Fri & Sat)
Tickets £6.00 & Children £4.50

Tuesday 31 October 2017
Yorke Dance Project

Rewind Forward
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50


Tuesday 07 November 2017

Anjali Dance Company


Performance1.00pm (relaxed performance) & 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50


Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November 2017

Ballet Black

Triple Bill featuring Red Riding Hood

Performances 7.30pm

Tickets £17.50


Wednesday 29 November 2017

Joss Arnott Dance

Triple Bill

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50



Notes to Editors

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is an intimate, 230 seat studio theatre situated inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre on Quarry Hill, Leeds. As a receiving dance house the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is dedicated to bringing quality dance to audiences in Leeds at incredible value. With seasonal programmes from touring ballet and contemporary dance companies, as well as Northern Ballet’s annual productions for children, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre provides an accessible cultural experience for all in the heart of the city centre.


For more details about the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, show dates and booking information, please visit theatreleeds.com


Image: Yorke Dance Project, photo Pari Naderi.

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