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Live Bites – new dance in Leeds

Posted on November 24, 2010

Yorkshire Dance is showcasing exciting small-scale contemporary dance this week, working with other dance agencies from Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Live Bites, shown in Leeds on Friday, November 26, will include a group of new works, followed by post-show conversations. Wieke Eringa, director of Yorkshire Dance, said, “The artists performing at Yorkshire Dance are presenting an amazing variety of work – some of it very funny, some of it very moving, some of it wonderfully odd – but what they’ve got in common is real creativity. It’s an exciting time for contemporary dance in the UK, and we can’t wait to see what audiences make of these new works.”

The artists performing are:

Vanessa Grasse and Riccardo Meneghini (Leeds) – La Visione

Gary Clarke (Barnsley) – Bagofti

Ultimate Dancer (Harrogate) – This is Not a Dance

Surface Area Dance Theatre (Newcastle) – The Flowering Moon

Black Swan Dance Theatre (Edinburgh) – These are the conditions, now what happens next?

Project Auske (Manchester) – Abandoning Things


Before the main programme, there will also be two studio performances of works in progress by Lucy Suggate and Ella Mesma, starting at 7pm.

To book tickets, call 0113 243 9867 or see

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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