Juncture 2016 - Jo Fong in Quarantine's Wallflower © Simon Banham


a festival of contemporary dance
curated by Gillie Kleiman

27 – 30 October 2016
at Yorkshire Dance
and other venues around Leeds



Gillie Kleiman (c) Camilla Greenwell

Yorkshire Dance is delighted to announce that this year’s Juncture will be curated by artist Gillie Kleiman.

Gillie has selected works – most made with non-professional performers – to be staged in a range of venues around Leeds from 25 – 30 October.

The artists and companies taking part include Quarantine, Nicola Conibere, Sara Lindström, Lucy Suggate, immigrants and animals and Fitzgerald & Stapleton.

Gillie explains her artistic intent for Juncture 2016:

“The community dance movement, folk dance, YouTube dance classes and Strictly all tell us the same thing: everybody dances. Departing from here, this edition of Juncture collects together artworks where the role of the professional dancer is given to someone else, bringing artists, participants and their shared work into conversation about what happens when the dancing is handed over.”

Many of the performances and events will be free of charge, and happen in public places or venues not usually associated with dance.

Juncture was first curated for Yorkshire Dance in 2012 by Charlotte Vincent in an initiative designed to bring new work, professional development, critical debate and innovative performance practice to Yorkshire.

A second Juncture festival was curated in 2014 by Wendy Houstoun.


Juncture 2014
Curated by Wendy Houstoun

a film by Andy Wood


Juncture 2012
Curated by Charlotte Vincent

a film by Andy Wood