Leeds’s own Phoenix Dance Theatre honours migrant ship

CHOREOGRAPHY: Vince Pang and Prentice Whitlow in Windrush.

The Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will premiere a new production at the city’s West Yorkshire Playhouse to mark the 70th anniversary of a ship’s arrival to the UK.

SS Empire Windrush was the ship that brought the first large group of immigrants from the Caribbean and famously began the post-war immigration boom that radically changed Britain.

The Quarry Hill-based theatre group is due to perform Windrush between February 7 and 10 from 7.30pm.

Artistic director and choreographer Sharon Watson said: “I want to capture both the excitement and the upset of this significant event.”

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