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Transform 16

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A pioneering weekend  of adventurous performances and visionary events.

Welcome to Transform 16, a bite-sized weekend of performance and events in Leeds venues. Transform’s first outing as a brand new independent company gives a taster of what’s to come in future festivals.

Transform was originally established by West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2011. Setting out to reimagine what theatre can look like and what it can do, the annual Transform Festivals took place across the theatre building and outside its doors in a range of sites and spaces. Transform has now evolved as an independent organisation with a local and global outlook.

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Transform’s first major commission WANTED with Chris Goode & Company, sees people from across the city present their unpredictable desires on stage, in a show that celebrates the distinct, yet indefinable voice of Leeds.

There is a UK premiere of Schönheitsabend, from Europe’s most provocative choreographers Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek. This vivid, extraordinary production embodies the more adventurous spirit of Transform, and is not for the meek or faint hearted.

These Leeds performances are the only planned UK dates for both shows, making them truly unmissable. There will also be special events across the weekend, including the Transform Trailblazer, which gives an exclusive insight into the next festival.

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Wanted_featureTransform and West Yorkshire Playhouse Present
By Chris Goode & Company
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Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April, 7.45pm
West Yorkshire Playhouse
SCHO_FeatureCAMPO Presents
By Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek
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Saturday 23 April, 8pm
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill
Trailblazer_FeatureTransform Trailblazer
By Javaad Alipoor, RashDash, Tim Etchells
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Saturday 23 April, 2pm
Slung Low’s HUB
67 – 71 Bath Road
LS11 9UA
Rise_to_vertex_featureRise to Vertex
By Stitch Theatre
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Friday 22 April, 5pm
Live Art Bistro
Regent Street
Opening_night_FeatureOpening Night Party

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Friday 22 April, from 6.30pm
Live Art Bistro
Regent Street
Site_parties_featureTransform Party

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Saturday 23 April, 10pm till late
Live Art Bistro
Regent Street

WANTED: £12.50

Schönheitsabend: £12.50

Transform Trailblazer: £5

Rise to Vertex: £5

Opening Night Party: Free

Transform Party: Free

Buy everything in the programme at the same time and get 20% off.

A transaction fee of £1.75 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
Tickets can only be purchased via West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Box Office, either in person, online or over the phone.

All venues are in Leeds City Centre. Live Art Bistro and Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre are within a 5 minute walking distance of the Playhouse.
Slung Low’s HUB is approximately a 30 minute walk from the Playhouse


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