Phoenix's double celebration

Published: 4 February 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Phoenix line-up Credit: Point of View Photography

In a double-launch event Phoenix Dance Theatre’s headquarters in Leeds, guests were treated to the first look at two special commemorative projects celebrating the company.

40 Years of Phoenix: A Photographic Journey and the Phoenix Virtual Gallery are the result of archival research during the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is the longest running contemporary dance company based outside London and celebrated its milestone from November 2021.

In 40 Years of Phoenix: A Photographic Journey, a 136-page hardback coffee table book, the company is celebrated in a collection of more than 125 images spanning four decades.

Event guests were also given a presentation of the state-of-the-art virtual gallery.

Containing more than 250 artefacts, it can be accessed from Phoenix Dance Theatre’s web site via computers, tablet devices or phones.