Our Encounters festivals unite people from all walks of life, bringing together a community of activists, to share food, conversation, workshops and performance here in Leeds. Our next festival is on 10 to 11 February 2023.
Climate Crisis Declaration
Sat 19 September 2020
The Writing Squad’s Response to Encounters: Celebrating Gender Diversity
Sun 11 August 2019
Yorkshire Dance selects three artists & companies for the For Art’s Sake development project
Thu 18 July 2019
About Encounters Festivals
Yorkshire Dance is building a community of activists – from all walks of life – around performances that address some of the big questions of our age.
Encounters will bring together inspiring dance artists with a diverse crowd to share food, conversation, participation and performance in Leeds. We’re welcoming everyone – those who don’t normally come to performances as well as those who frequently do.
We believe dance can make the world a better place. We know it can create deep connections between different sorts of people drawn together by seeing, and talking about, the kinds of works you’ll experience at Encounters.
We know the challenge is huge, and that Encounters is small, so each edition will focus on a particular element of a bigger theme.
We invite you to join us in sparking new thinking, new conversation and new connectivity.
Follow us @yorkshiredance and search #EncountersLeeds to find out more.