parler femme

Are you interested in dance and storytelling?

An invitation to support the development of our film and live performance triple bill:

parler femme

a Tala Lee-Turton Production.

Our workshops are based on our production parler femme which is showing at venues in Yorkshire in November.

You’ll explore movement and collaboratively build a dance sequence with Tala and her creative team, including a deaf theatre-maker and spoken word artist. You’l learn how to tell stories through a range of movement generation practices and draw upon the inspiring stories about women that feature in parler femme.

The workshop involves creating a pre-show happening, performed to spoken word, setting the scene for parler femme. You’ll perform this at the end of the workshop for parents and carers, then 10 participants will be selected from a lottery draw to perform the happening on the performance night.

Our workshops provide you with a first hand opportunity to work with a team of dancers and choreographers on their newest production. 

Join us this Autumn ahead of our performance run, with the opportunity to perform as part of the prologue to each show:

6th November at Production Park, Wakefield.

9th November at Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

11th November at The Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres

16th November at Elsecar Heritage Center, Barnsley

25th April 2024. The Civic, Barnsley.



About Tala Lee-Turton Productions – based in South Yorkshire, we produce an ambitious portfolio of live, screen and immersive dance experiences,  that challenge social and cultural boundaries, built by a network of diverse, self-sufficient and empowered creatives. Our vision is for a world receptive to culturally and socially disruptive creative voices.

About parler femme – parler femme is a dance-based triple bill celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women, experienced through live performance, screen and immersive technologies. It is being shown at theatres in Barnsley, Wakefield, Sheffield and Leeds in Autumn 2023.


Up to 30 workshop participants explore movement with our creative team.

Build a dance sequence with a deaf theatre maker and BSL interpreter and award winning choreographers.

Work with and learn from with the creative team whose work features in parler femme.

Create a pre-show act, accompanying spoken word performance to set the scene for parler femme.

10 participants will be selected to perform alongside the cast at the dress rehearsal and show.

Making the workshop happen

We can work with you to scope out a workshop suitable for your school/ community group.

We can help you access grant funding or income to ensure the workshop delivers real insights and opportunities for participants.

 Workshops support extra curriculum activity in schools and provide exciting new opportunities for community groups.



Make the most of partnering your school or community group with a high calibre dance production, pushing boundaries in the sector and championing female representation.

Let’s talk more about how we can make this happen!

Book via our contact page or contact

Dancer seated back to back with a musician playing the Iranian ghaychak. Dancer has arms crossed in a balletic movement, wearing a cream dress and hair in french plaits. The musician wears beige trousers and a cream lace top and has dark, long curly hair worn loose.
Dancer and cellist sat back to back on a wooden box - cellist facing forward and playing soulfully, dancer sat to the side staring forwards into the distance.
Close up of seated dancer, wearing a cream dress and hair in french plaits, looking into the distance, sat next to a cellist, with long dark curly hair, worn loose, playing soulfully.


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