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Cutting-edge dance comes to Leeds for new season at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, launches a new season of dance and family shows for spring 2015.

Opening the season, all-male dance company 2Faced Dance present the double-bill Dreaming In Code, choreographed by award-winning Tamsin Fitzgerald and Frantic Assembly’s Eddie Kay, with music by Tony-Nominated composer Alex Baranowski.

One of the most innovative dance companies, Motionhouse, comes to Leeds for the first time with Broken, an athletic dance set to a visually stunning background of digital projections.

Up-and-coming British choreographer Alexander Whitely (South Bank Award nominee 2014 and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate) brings his work to the theatre for the first time with The Measures Taken. Whitely has previously worked with Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, Rambert and Balletboyz amongst others.

National Dance Company Wales return with a mesmerising Mixed Programme featuring John Inger’s Walking Mad, Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet and Lee Johnston’s beautiful and heartbreaking They Seek To Find The Happiness They SeemBallet Central and National Youth Dance Company showcase the talents of the young and emerging dancers of the future.

Winner of Best Company at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet will perform a new Mixed Programme featuring Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect, Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile and Demis Volpi’s Little Monsters.

If you’re planning an outing with your little ones, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre was voted best family friendly theatre in the Yorkshire region in the Netmums Theatre Awards. Ballet Black bring their first family balletDogs Don’t Do Ballet, based on the best-selling book by Anna Kemp and choreographed by Christopher Marney, to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in April.

Booking Information
Box Office 0113 220 8008

In person at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA

Spring 2015 listings for the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre 

Dance listings

Tuesday 24 February
2Faced Dance
Dreaming In Code
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £15 & Concessions £12
Wednesday 15 April
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £15 & Concessions £12
Thursday 23 April
Alexander Whitley
The Measures Taken
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £15 & Concessions £12
Wednesday 29 April
National Dance Company Wales
Mixed Programme
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50 & Concessions £15
Saturday 02 May
Ballet Central
Mixed Programme 
Performance 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 & Concessions £8.00
Wednesday 06 – Saturday 09 May
Northern Ballet
Mixed Programme
Performances 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm
Tickets £20 & Concessions £17.50

Sunday 12 July
National Youth Dance Company 
Mixed Programme
Performances 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £12 & Concessions £6
On sale soon

Family listings

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April
Ballet Black
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
Performances Sat 18 2.30pm & 6.30pm; Sun 19 11.00am & 2.30pm
Tickets £10 & Concessions £7.50

– ENDS –

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 recently 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.  

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