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  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Age Guidance: 18+
  • Other: Contains nudity and scenes of a sexually explicit nature and strobe lighting
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More Information on WELLNESS

Europe’s provocative choreographers Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek shook up Transform 16 with the UK premiere of Schönheitsabend (A Beautiful Evening). By popular demand, they return to Leeds to open this year’s festival.

In the radical duo’s first group show, an extraordinary ensemble of performers participate in a surreal training course of fitness, psychotherapy, beauty pageants, sex and yoga; striving to become their own versions of Miss and Mister Universe. Wellness is a dizzying mix of pop-culture, performance art and dance that boldly investigates the body culture of our times.

‘They do it differently. They turn the rules upside down…if for only one second of our lives we could be as free as they are!’
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Wellness is presented as part of Transform 17, a festival of bold, local & international theatre

Location: RILEY THEATRE, Northern School of Contemporary, Dance, 98 Chapeltown Rd, LS7 4BH

Photo Credit: Phile Deprez

Produced by CAMPO (Gent), FFT (Düsseldorf), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Mousonturm (Frankfurt), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht) and Spielart Festival (Munich). Performances at Transform 17 presented by CAMPO and Transform, in collaboration with Northern School of Contemporary Dance.


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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