Category : Dance

Juliet and Romeo: Is Parting such Sweet Sorrow or an Inevitability?

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Ben Duke’s Juliet and Romeo is a contemporary, theatrical rewriting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Duke rewrites their history so that the ‘star-crossed lovers’ do not, in fact, die in a tragic misunderstanding. Instead, they survive and 20 years on sit in a therapist’s office, confessing their failing relationship which … Read More

From Roots to Wings: Sharon Watson Discusses Her Path to Success and Dance’s Ability to Respond to Art

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While dance and visual arts tend to exist under the same ‘arts’ category, it is not very common to consider the dance that you see on stage to have much in common with a stationary installation of a stretched pair of tights in a gallery. For starters, one is static … Read More

Phoenix Dance Theatre Review

3 months ago / 0 comments

Phoenix Dance Theatre is a key company for contemporary dance in the North, a Leeds-founded organisation that I truly believe more students should know about and enjoy. I got the pleasure of seeing their home showcase at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, an annual event that brings together their … Read More

Vertical Fitness reaching new heights

1 year ago / 0 comments

LUU’s Vertical Fitness society gives us an insight into the rapid development of this recently recognised sport. 2017/18 is set to be a great year for Vertical Fitness. Pole dancing has finally been recognised as an official sport and the International Pole Sports Federation has begun the application to become … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

1 year ago / 0 comments

In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

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Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

One of our online editors visited West Yorkshire Playhouse this week to see Northern Ballet’s sensational production of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. As I sat in anticipation in the audience of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre on Tuesday night, I was overcome with two emotions: excitement and concern. … Read More

Dance like nobody’s watching? – Why students should see more ballet

2 years ago / 0 comments

What is it about a dance performance that makes it an inaccessible, unpopular activity for students? I don’t think there’s any doubt that going to the ballet, for example, holds definite connotations of an activity that is reserved for the elite. I can easily understand how some might see it … Read More


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A dance show about conspiracy theories and the Illuminati? Jessica Murray caught up with dancer Joao Maio to find out more… Is the Illuminati real? Was Britney brainwashed? How do we know who and what to trust? While it’s easy to laugh off such claims, research shows that in a … Read More

Cirque du Soleil presents Varekai

2 years ago / 0 comments

Despite having heard of the world famous Cirque du Soleil (the circus troupe, not the club night at Canal Mills) multiple times before, I really didn’t know what to expect when I headed to First Direct Arena to see their first ever nation-wide tour of Varekai, their latest performance. A … Read More