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Through the Glass - Light Night Leeds 2017

Published on Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre on two nights in early October.

Leeds Dance Partnership and Leeds College of Music have created an experience that will ignite the senses for Light Night 2017. Soak up the atmosphere as you explore the heart of Leeds' Cultural Quarter to a backdrop of live dance, projection and music.

Featuring performers from the local community and Leeds’ top performing arts students, the event includes an interactive element suitable for the whole family. Watch and listen, or dance and join in – the choice is yours!

Through the Glass is choreographed by Tanya Richam-Odoi, alumnus of Leeds' Northern School of Contemporary Dance and a former dancer with Phoenix Dance Theatre.

Date: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 October 2017

Time: 7.00pm - 11.00pm

Location: This event is across various locations on St. Peters Square.

Details

Thursday 5 October

  • 6pm to 11pm – Leeds College of Music and SAA-UK musicians and bhangra dancers. In and around Quarry Hill.
  • 6pm to 8pm – Northern Ballet participatory workshop. Ground floor of Leeds College of Music.
  • 6pm to 11pm – Digital artwork and projections by Artist Annabeth Robinson, Imagineer. In and around Quarry Hill.
  • 6.30pm – Hopscotch by Balbir Singh Dance Company. Outside Leeds College of Music.


Friday 6 October

  • 6pm to 11pm – Leeds College of Music performances. In and around Quarry Hill.
  • 6pm to 10pm – Northern Ballet participatory workshop. Ground floor of Leeds College of Music.
  • 6pm to 11pm – Digital artwork and projections by Artist Annabeth Robinson, Imagineer.
  • 6.30pm – Hopscotch by Balbir Singh Dance Company. Outside Leeds College of Music.
  • 7pm to 9.30pm – Dance work commissioned by Leeds Dance Partnership with Choreographer Tanya Richam-Odoi:

Incorporating performances at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. It opens with a fanfare from the roof balcony of Northern Ballet, followed by 25min of dance by community and youth performers in the Northern Ballet/Phoenix Dance window spaces, space 2 on the street ‘the island’ and on the street outside Leeds College of Music. The groups performing are – Northern Ballet Ability and Centre for Advanced Training dancers, Phoenix Dance Theatre Centre for Advanced Training dancers, Yorkshire Dance Saturday Street Crew.

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