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Play, Thu 2 - Sun 12 May 2019, free entry

Tender Balance

Tender Balance


Exploring the impact of illness and disability on identity, through dance.

There is still a stigma around illness and disability, and a lot of the time people and their families lack the language to describe what is happening to their identity.

Through an intimately choreographed dance and complementary video and sound installation, Annabel Taylor Munt’s Tender Balance explores the effects of illness and disability on masculinity and femininity.

It is a project aiming to open-up the conversation around the topic through artistic expression. The project was developed through an open dialogue with communities in Leeds, who shared their experiences on the subject through a collection of notes on self, moments of grief and stories of survival. The dance was choreographed to express and reflect upon these dialogues, and five dancers will reflect on the experiences shared here, and the expectations of the hyper-masculine and feminine human body through history, the media and art, in this unique performance. A video and sound installation is exhibited alongside a live dance performance.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Car park, Electric charging, disabled spaced, family spaces

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 2 - Sun 12 May 2019 10:00 to 19:00


Free entry

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Thu 2 - Sun 12 May Tender Balance



    Leeds International Festival


    Victoria Gate,
    26 Eastgate,
    LS2 7JL



    See location of Victoria Gate on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 305336  Lat: 53.79859 Long: -1.53831

    Leeds Train Station is a 12 minute walk away from Victoria Gate. From Leeds train station, exit right onto New Station Street then turn right onto Boar Lane. Finally, turn left onto Briggate and the Victoria Quarter entrance to Victoria Leeds is a short walk on your right hand side. Continue walking through Victoria Quarter down Queen Victoria Street, cross Vicar Lane and enter Victoria Gate from Sidney Street.

    Leeds Bus Station is less than 5 minutes walk from Victoria Gate. From Leeds bus station, exit left onto George Street, you will find the entrance to Victoria Gate on your right hand side.

    Parking: with charge


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

    Car park, Electric charging, disabled spaced, family spaces