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Shift / Shadows / Document / Mapping

Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme including a Christopher Bruce premiere and works by Darshan Singh Bhuller and the choreographic duo Ivgi & Grebem.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Shift / Shadows / Document / Mapping. It was last on stage 25–29 November 2014 as part of the Autumn 2014/15 season.

Background

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre is one of Britain's leading contemporary dance companies. They return to the Linbury Studio Theatre with a rich mixed programme of new and recent works created for the company.

The programme opens with two works by Christopher Bruce, former director of Rambert: a restaging of his energetic work Shift (2007), set to music by Kenji Bunch; and Shadows, a world premiere created for Phoenix set to Arvo Pärt's Fratres. Document is the excoriating UK debut from Ivgi & Greben; five dancers struggle against the darkest forces of human emotion in movement of startling intensity, to music by the choreographers' regular collaborator Tom Parkinson. The programme closes with Mapping, created by Phoenix Dance Theatre's former director Darshan Singh Bhuller. Bhuller was inspired by his father's journey from India to the UK to create a dynamic and inventive work in which the world seems to unfold beneath us.