COLLIDE - a day of dance for boys


Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 12:55pm COLLIDE – a day of dance for boys


On Saturday 14 March between 12.30 and 3.30pm, experience the best of boys' dance in a free flashmob-style event across Leeds City Centre.

Passers-by can encounter explosive all-male performances from professional dance companies and local Yorkshire youth dance groups, right on their doorstep. A number of different dance styles will be featured, from contemporary to street and hip hop.

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COLLIDE is coordinated by NSCD with funding from Leeds Dance Partnership.

Professional companies

The day features choreography and performances from professional companies based in the North including:

Based in Manchester and founded by NSCD alumni Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, Company Chameleon tours original, inspiring dance theatre across the UK and internationally. They’ll be performing Hands Down, a contact-based male duet exploring how we display strength and manage vulnerability in relationships.

Under NSCD alumnus Josh Hawkins, Hawk Dance Theatre develops visually dynamic and powerful productions for theatres, festivals and digital platforms. A Moment, the series of three pop-up outdoor duets set to be performed at COLLIDE, takes a look at a meeting, an encounter and a departure.

Northern Rascals is a multi-disciplinary performance company based in Hebden Bridge, known for blending theatre and contemporary dance to create abstract, absurd and imaginative performances. They’ll be performing SunnySide, a vulnerable and devastating work focusing on a teenager living in an English Everytown.

  • Kieron Faller and Max Revell

Current NSCD students Kieron Faller (BBoy Litefoot) and Max Revell (winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019) have been commissioned to create a quartet fusing street and contemporary styles.

Youth companies

These local boys’ youth and community groups will join the professionals in presenting original works:

  • No Bounds (Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds/Bradford)
  • StreetKingz (Horizon Community College, Barnsley)
  • Anlaby Studios (Hull)
  • CHARGE (CAPA College, Wakefield)
  • DiME Boys’ Dance (High Storrs School, Sheffield)
  • United Boys (Carr Manor Community School, Leeds)
  • Kick Off Boys Youth Dance Project (Leeds)


Up to 30 performances will take place at regular intervals throughout the day. Catch them at:

  • Victoria Quarter
  • Victoria Gate
  • Trinity Leeds
  • Briggate
  • Kirkgate Market