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Returning to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Expressions showcases the exciting new work of inclusive dance groups from Yorkshire and beyond. Celebrating the talents of disabled dancers, this is the only event of its kind in Leeds.  

Candoco, the world’s foremost inclusive dance company, perform I think we should start over and Northern Ballet première Every Little Thing is a Change... a new dance film featuring Company dancers and Ability. 

Expect music from your favourite films and musicals, and all styles of dance from disco to contemporary. Described as ‘inspiring’, ‘moving’ and ‘fun’, Expressions will have you dancing in your seat. 

Pay as you feel

After selecting your ticket you can add your suggested donation at the check out.

Line up

Wednesday 1pm

  • Northern Ballet Company dancers and Ability
  • I am, we are (Yorkshire Dance Leaps and Bounds)
  • Northern Ballet’s Rise and Shine with John Jamieson School
  • Luke Gillingham
  • Candoco

Wednesday 7pm

  • Northern Ballet Company dancers and Ability
  • NSCD Adult Creative Dance
  • West SILC Performance Group
  • Northern Ballet’s Ability
  • Northern Ballet's In Motion
  • Catrina Farnell
  • TIN Arts Young People's Creative Group
  • Candoco

Thursday 1pm

  • Northern Ballet Company dancers and Ability
  • DAZL Extreme
  • West SILC Performance Group
  • DanceAbility Dance Company
  • Mind the Gap Academy: One Day Dance
  • Cello Chicks
  • Candoco

Thursday 7pm

  • Northern Ballet Company dancers and Ability
  • FUSE Dance Collective (Ascendance)
  • Dance 21
  • MeshDance
  • Northern Ballet’s Ability
  • Candoco

Line up is subject to change, more performers may be announced


To be accessible for performers and audiences alike, all performances have a relaxed structure. 

Find out more about Expressions

I think we should start over is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival. 

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