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Dance 31 March

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2015

Tuesday 31 March, 7.30pm

Shift by Christopher Bruce CBE

Shadows by Christopher Bruce CBE

Tearfall by Sharon Watson, Phoenix Artistic Director

Bloom by Caroline Finn, winner of 2014 New Adventures Choreographer Award

There will also be a free post show discussion in our Education Suite.

Primarily an ode to the joy of dance, with Phoenix’s company members making the energetic choreography seem effortless – The Telegraph on Shift

One of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary dance companies, Phoenix Dance Theatre, visits Oldham Coliseum Theatre this March with their 2015 Mixed Programme.

Phoenix Dance Theatre has grown from small beginnings to become one of the leading contemporary dance companies in the world, and is the largest scale, longest established and most high profile UK contemporary dance company outside of London. Following on from the acclaimed national tour of Mixed Programme 2014, Phoenix’s 2015 Mixed Programme features the world premières of two exciting new dance works alongside a double bill by one of the world’s leading figures in dance today.

The double bill by Christopher Bruce CBE features a restaging of Bruce’s energetic study of life in the 1940’s, Shift, and Shadows, a brand new work created especially for Phoenix Dance Theatre. This double bill was previously performed at the Royal Opera House, London in November 2014, the first time that Phoenix had performed any of the renowned choreographer’s work.

Phoenix Artistic Director, Sharon Watson, presents a fascinating exploration of the science and emotion behind tears. Set to a brand new score by composer Kristian Steffes, TearFall blends her trademark high-octane intricate choreographies with small moments of humanity and intimacy to create a beautiful performance that captures the extraordinary complexity of nature’s simple act of crying.

Bloom, by Caroline Finn, is an examination of the complex relationships between our public façades and our inner selves. Articulated in her signature playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style this new piece presents her darkly comic expressions of life and humanity.

Recommended age: 8+


Full: £15.00
Concs: £10.00
Under26: £5.00

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"Daring, exciting, dynamic choreography danced with vigour enjoyment and pride” – The Stage 2014