Dance performance marking 50 years since Civil Rights Movement

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Preparations are underway for Leeds based Phoenix Dance Theatre’s commemoration of 50 years of the ground breaking 1964 Civil Rights Act.

A part of the Phoenix@home series, Tenacity will be held at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds, for four nights from tomorrow and will pay homage to the historic act which changed the face of the international struggle for equality and justice.

Lead by the internationally acclaimed company’s artistic director Sharon Watson, the multi-media Tenacity will feature both film and signature Phoenix Dance Theatre pieces performed over an hour by the contemporary dance outfit. Ms Watson said; “Tenacity is Phoenix Dance Theatre’s way of reminding ourselves that the freedoms we enjoy today were not simply gifted to us – they were fought for in a long and difficult struggle which still continues today.”

Live on stage: Phoenix Dance Theatre members in a scene from Audacious One, part of the Tenacity, marking 50 years of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. +picture: Chris Nash.

Picture above, shows Phoenix Dance Theatre members in a scene from Audacious One, part of the Tenacity, marking 50 years of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. +picture: Chris Nash.

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