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Community of Leeds

Yorkshire Dance

The community


The work with the community was rooted in the Chapeltown and Harehills community of Leeds. Chapeltown is a suburb of north-east Leeds, and is the centre of the city’s British African-Caribbean community. 

Who’s in

Yorkshire engaged four different communities:
RJC Dance a leading inclusive Black dance organisation made up of young people age 13 -16 years.
House of Flava is a KiKi House by and for Trans, Non binary and GNC (gender non conforming) PoC.
Feel Good Factor women aged 50-85 years from the Afro Caribbean Community.
Space2adults who are from one of the most disadvantaged communities in Leeds.

The production

Epic Everyday – ‘We are guided by the invisible bonds that connect us. Bonds born out of curiosity and play and freedom to be ‘other’. We are an unlikely and beautiful mixed community of ages, cultures and identities finding the humour, pride and ownership of who we are and how we live.’ Following in the footsteps of Company of People’s previous work, epic stories of everyday lives are at the heart of this new performance which exposes intimate details and elevates ‘everyday’ culture, literature and history to the grandeur of high art.


  • 7-th-8th july – Leeds, Encounters Festival (Yorkshire Dance)
  • 10th august – ‘s Hertogenbosch, Theaterfestival Boulevard
  • 8th-9th november – Bologna, Gender Bender International Festival (Cassero/Gender Bender Festival)


The group worked collaboratively with choreographer TC Howard 
with dance artists Kate Cox, Izzy Brittain and Bakani Pick-Up


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