Contemporary Dance


Fri 26 Mar 21

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Phrases has been rescheduled and will now take place Fri 26 March 2021. All original tickets will be valid for the new date and have been automatically transferred. If you have any queries about your booking please email

Miscommunication and confusion are often things to be avoided, but what if you just lay into them? What if there’s actually nothing else? Big questions. Existential meanderings. Don’t worry. I have a PowerPoint.

Phrases by dance artist Lewys Holt exists in a kind of ethereal space. Projections of stream-of-consciousness writing are paired with often improvised movement and discussions of communication to create a subtly humorous yet unnerving piece. Generally, the piece expresses some kind of solidarity with the anxious and the confused and those who overthink.

“Phrases is fun, eccentric and clever” ★★★★ – Voice Magazine

“a very accomplished dancer, it”s easy to just get lost watching him improvise.” – Exuent Magazine

“its precisely-timed relationship to the projection makes for brilliantly relatable comedy… Holt holds the room with confidence and ease… Unpretentious, honest and thought-provoking, Holt offers a wonderful study in overthinking.” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby

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Event Details



Running time:

0 hours 45 minutes

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Accessibility Key:

  • - Audio Described Performance
  • - British Sign Language Interpreted Performance
  • - Captioned Performance
  • - Relaxed Performance
Fri 26 Mar
07:30 PM
Lawrence Batley Theatre

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