PIA – in development

Pia by Katya Bourvis, in collaboration with Tala Lee-Turton and Hannah Peel, sits at the intersection of documentary and science fiction. The work is about an ageing female protagonist, grappling with her failing memory, her fading Barnsley heritage, and increasingly vivid dreams of astral transportation.  A first iteration of Pia was shared at “Speaking of …

SANĀFAH – in development

Sanāfah is about the myths two sisters create in their search for understanding of grief, family and intersectional female identities. It was showcased at Speaking of Dance – A Barnsley Dance Symposium in April 2024. The production is based on Here Lies which was developed at a residency at Yorkshire Dance in September 2022 and …

A Barnsley Dance Symposium

A Barnsley Dance Symposium, a partnership between Tala Lee-Turton Productions, Barnsley Civic, and Barnsley Council was held on the 25th April 2024. An inspiring day brought together a cross section of the dance ecosystem in Barnsley and London. Key objectives were to share Barnsley’s current cultural dance offering and explore how it fit with programming …

Yorkshire Post – November 2023: PREVIEW: Dance star Tala Lee-Turton ‘honoured’ to perform parler femme in history-making homecoming debut

South Yorkshire dance star Tala Lee-Turton today spoke of her honour as she prepares to celebrate innovative and inspiring stories about women in a history-making homecoming debut.        

Yorkshire Post – September 2023: PREVIEW: Yorkshire dance star’s ‘parler femme’ homecoming to celebrate inspiring women

AN INSPIRING Yorkshire dancer is stepping out to celebrate the achievements of other women in a stunning and immersive homecoming show.        

AroundTown Magazine – September 2023: Tala’s triple bill coming to The Ironworks

This November, Barnsley ballerina Tala Lee-Turton is performing at Elsecar Heritage Centre in a first-of-its kind production. On Thursday 16th November, Tala will turn the vast Ironworks building at Elsecar into an immersive theatre for a live performance of her newest production, parler femme.        

Exposed Magazine – September 2023: South Yorkshire ballet dancer returns to Sheffield with innovative new show

Following the huge success of her debut production, No Time Like The Present, Barnsley-born, Bolshoi Ballet Academy alumna Tala Lee-Turton returns to Sheffield on 11th November with parler femme – a dance-based triple bill celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women.        

Sheffield Theatres What’s On – parler femme

ON SALE TO MEMBERS FROM SAT 10 JUNE, 10AM ON GENERAL SALE FROM SAT 17 JUNE, 10AM parler femme is a dance-based triple bill celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women. Experienced through live performance, screen and immersive technologies, the work is the latest from South Yorkshire’s Tala Lee-Turton Productions.        

parler femme

Ultramodern, contemporary and packed full of talented dancers – Fairy Powered Productions review. parler femme is a dance-based triple bill celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women, experienced through live performance, screen and immersive technologies. Pre-Act 1: Immersive A maximalist dive into the minds of parler femme’s creatives, presented through live vignettes, set and sound. …

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