Leeds City of Dance
Six Leeds-based dance organisations have come together to state the case that Leeds is the number one city for dance outside London. Balbir Singh Dance Company, Northern Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RJC Dance and Yorkshire Dance have created a new dance map which aims to showcase how Leeds is a City of Dance.
The Leeds City of Dance map was launched in March 2014 at an event at Leeds’ Civic Hall. Guests and Councillors were invited to watch a short performance by Balbir Singh Dance Company, Northern Ballet and Verve (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), meet the people behind the project as well as see the dance map for themselves.
The idea behind the Leeds City of Dance map was to show how Leeds is connected to the rest of the UK and the rest of the world by dance. Based on research conducted by the organisations in 2012/13, the map also aims to show the reach, engagement and economic and social impact of dance in Leeds.
See it for yourself, here: www.cityofdance.co.uk