Artists & Companies

Check out the carefully selected artists and companies we work with.

Crystal Zillwood

Thoughtful and intelligent, Crystal Zillwood creates dance work that is gentle yet far reaching. Her exceptional observations and interest is in people, human evolution and social behaviour results in honest and creative productions.

Highly articulate performer, Zillwood manages to suggest an expansive vision within a miniature work. – Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian

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Jo Cork

Dance meets digital with Jo Cork’s new exciting film work inspired by mental health, childhood nostalgia, and recognisable cartoon and fairytale characters. Jo experiments with movement for film, editing, and unusual ways of present film work including 3D holograms!

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Emma Clayton – Blood Memory Dance

Inspired by the local community, Emma Clayton creates work with and for the people. Sharing local stories, memories and culture through dance, music and creative workshops, Blood Memory Dance encourages all generations to intermingle.

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Caldonia Walton

Through contemporary dance, dialogue, and explorations of mental health and anxiety, Caldonia’s relatable work gives the audience an insight into the inner workings of the mind. Caldonia is interested in performing in alternative venues, including hospitals, and rural touring.

Ieva Kuniskis

Weaving movement, text and live music, Ieva Kuniskis creates physical theatre of visceral beauty. Her personal, emotive narratives and authentic characters tell stories and ask questions of everyday life.

…On the watch list of potential bright spark choreographers –

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Oli Bentley – Split Design

Oli Bentley is a Leeds based designer and facilitator who founded Split Design, a graphic design agency based at Yorkshire Dance. Blurring boundaries between art, design, and music, Split have been working on developing a body of exhibition work influenced by what it means to be from the North, exploring societal division in the North of England today as well as issues of race, class, gloablisation, the legacy of deindustrialisation.

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