Interview: Monica Nicolaides Talks Choreography & Movement Direction

Monica Nicolaides has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to chatting about working as both Choreographer and Movement Director. She’s a featured choreographer for One Dance UK and has been one of Hiive’s ‘One-to-watch’ and has received support previously from Arts Council England. As someone who has been working across... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Wedding: Bold & Defiant

Tuesday 17th September at York Theatre Royal’s De Grey Rooms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ When you’re invited to a non-wedding promising a ‘radical and apocolyptic reimagining of some of our most recognisable ceremonies’ featuring a ‘concoction of wildly entertaining dance theatre’, it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will look like in a performance space. It’s certainly wildly... Continue Reading →

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: Beautiful Storytelling

Tuesday 20th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In many ways, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk defies description; much like the comical opening exchange points out - a scene which sees our protagonist bombarded with convoluted attempts to describe his work with words; visual art is extremely difficult to capture in this way. Based... Continue Reading →

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: A Contemplative & Dynamic Re-Telling of History

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You called, and we came. You called, and we came. You called, and we came’. A story of promise, disillusionment, betrayal and ultimately a story of acceptance and celebration, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the people looks at the passengers aboard the SS Empire Windrush... Continue Reading →

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Spring/ Summer 2018 Season Launch: Top Picks

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new season has been announced! I tootled along to the Season Launch last week and as the mulled wine flowed, the creative team offered some insights into the months ahead. Focusing on ‘embracing our city’ and bringing ‘vital theatre’ to the people of Leeds and beyond, the upcoming home-grown work and launch... Continue Reading →

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: A Beautiful Education in the Art of Ballet

Wednesday 6th September 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don't profess to know much, or anything at all, for that matter, about ballet. But I do know this: Northern Ballet's production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a beautiful thing to behold. John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is... Continue Reading →

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