phoenix dance theatre presents

Windrush, Calyx & Shadows

Showing Tue 20 Feb, 7.30pm

Windrush, Calyx & Shadows

This production ended on 20/02/2018


The acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre present a major new dance production, Windrush: Movement of the People, as part of their 2018 Mixed Programme.

Shining a light on an important era of British history, the thrilling new dance piece celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush that bought the first Caribbean migrants to the UK.

Choreographed by Artistic Director Sharon Watson, the work is a lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain and features an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz and blues to ska, gospel and reggae. Audiences will also experience performances of Calyx, a new commission by emerging female choreographer Sandrine Monin that explores the themes of beauty, desire and decadence; and a revival of Shadows by Christopher Bruce OBE, now featured in the AQA GCSE Dance curriculum, and described by The Times as ‘emotive, traumatic and weighted with memory — or is it fear?’

‘One of Britain’s most enduring dance institutions… mixing the popular mainstream with the unexpected and unpredictable’, The Guardian.

'Dance theatre doesn’t come much better than this', Yorkshire Post

★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian Read the full review here.

'Sharon Watson’s production is a glorious celebration of a moment in history told in movement, yes, but also in vibrant colour and evocative sound that has you leaving the theatre with a smile on your face',

There will be a post show discussion after the performance.

This show contains haze, smoke and flashing lights

Please note: there is an overnight closure on the A66 which will be in force from 8pm – 6am from Mon 19 February until 18 March, affecting traffic routes on the A66 between Keswick and Penrith. Visit our location page to find out more.

Prices £18, £15, £10, Students and U16s £10