Dance Thu 7 April 2022

40 Years of Phoenix


Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to launch an exciting birthday programme to celebrate their milestone 40th birthday, bringing together an eclectic range of work from across the company’s illustrious history.  

Featuring an eclectic selection of work by internationally acclaimed, award-winning choreographers, including former Artistic Directors and collaborators, this evening of celebration and reflection promises to be a rich, unforgettable experience.

Performances on the night include: 

Pave Up Paradise  

Lost Dog’s dynamic, sensual and confrontational duet revisits Adam and Eve after their fall from grace.   

Heart of Chaos  

Choreographed by Phoenix’s former Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller, this work captures the spirit of this colossal boxing figure who challenged the segregated sport and white America in the era of Jim Crow and the Jazz Age.  


Henri Oguike’s unflinching and powerful piece embraces both the frenzy of the battlefield and the calm at the centre of the storm.  


Choreographed by Shapiro and Smith, this satirical fly on the wall dance, elegantly captures the complexity of human interaction and ordinary passions that define family life  

Harmonica Breakdown  

In Jane Dudley’s masterpiece, a lone female dancer creates a poetic representation of an individual’s struggle to gain self-respect and dignity in a cruel, volatile world.


Thu 7 April 2022


Main House


120 minutes

Intermission Duration

20 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Dancer mimics urination; use of the word masturbate within the spoken text; suggestive sexual content; reference to racism and discrimination

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