COLLIDE 2020 - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Collide 2020

Collide 2020

From 12.30 – 3.30pm on Saturday 14 March 2020, with the support of Leeds Dance Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Dance Network North, NSCD presented 32 explosive all-male performances from professional and youth dance companies at 5 Leeds City Centre venues, to an audience of over 2000.


Performances took place throughout the day across 5 key locations:

  1. Victoria Quarter (Vicar Lane entrance)
  2. Victoria Gate
  3. Kirkgate Market
  4. Briggate
  5. Trinity Leeds

What did the audience think?

100% of the audience members surveyed on the day said they had never seen dance performed in Leeds City Centre before. 92% of the audience said they would like to see more dance performances like COLLIDE in future, with only 50% saying they had previously been involved in dance as an audience member or performer.


The day featured performances and choreography from the following:

Professional companies

  • HAWK DANCE THEATRE (new commission)
  • KIERON FALLER & MAX REVELL (new commission)

Youth dance groups

  • No Bounds (Phoenix Dance Theatre)
  • StreetKingz (Horizon College)
  • Anlaby studios
  • CHARGE (CAPA college)
  • DiME Boys’ Dance
  • Kick Off Boys Youth Dance Project (NSCD, Leeds City College, Phoenix Dance Theatre & DAZL)
  • United Boys (Carr Manor)

Watch highlights from the day

"As a Company, founded by two male dance artists that originally met whilst members of a youth dance company in Manchester, events like Collide 2020, allow us to meet and inspire young men at the early stages of their dance journeys." Company Chameleon