Productions

 

 

 

An ambitious portfolio of live, screen and immersive dance productions that challenge social and cultural boundaries, built by a network of diverse, self-sufficient and empowered creatives.

Four dancers are on stage - one is in arabesque with her left leg behind her and it is being held by one dancer. Two others lean into her as she outstretches her arms.

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

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A cellist is playing and a dancer leans on her right side and lifts her right leg into the air. She is in pointe shoes.

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

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An animated dancer stands leaning over to the left with her back to the audience. She has a long legged blue unitard on and pinky purple long flowing hair.

SPEAKING OF DANCE
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

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Five dancers in pink corsets acting out a fight on stage.

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

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One person is knelt playing a stringed instrument and a dancer is leant back towards her on all fours.

HERE LIES

Here Lies is an intersectional feminist interpretation of myth, told through immersive music and dance, about two estranged sisters who reconnect whilst paying respects to their grandmother in the local cemetery. They reflect on the things they have left unsaid and why they felt they could not say them. The

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Four dancers in a line, walk forward holding another dancer under her arms while she walks forward. They all have thier eyes closed and rest their heads on each other. The dancers wear brightly coloured outfits that pop in orange, pink and blue. They are on a stage which is surrounded by trees.

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

“It was the most beautiful, hypnotic and amazing dance performance I’ve ever seen. I have no background in dance … however , I sensed I was witnessing something amazing” – audience feedback.   No Time Like The Present is a dance and music experience presented in the beautiful green spaces of South

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A still from the film, Chinese Laundry - the dancer is situated in front of a full washing machine. She has the hood of her hoody up and is looking cautiously at the camera.

CHINESE LAUNDRY

“A real celebration of the nuance of identity. I loved it” – Hannah Maia, SHAFF judge. Chinese Laundry, a Tala Lee-Turton Production, directed and choreographed by Patricia Zhou, is a short dance film about a British Chinese immigrant experience of trying to fit in. The film retells a story Tala

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Three people walking in the dark on a street in a City. The person in the front is wearing a paper mache rabbit's head. One of the people behind is looking at the person in the rabbit's head, the other person looks straight ahead.

FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT

An audience co-created dance film, exploring the power of opinions to polarise and manipulate subjects. The film is an artistic data collection project, investigating the 21st Century rabbit hole of information overload and polemic points of view. 50 participants watched the film at five chronological stages of its development. Their

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Four dancers are on stage - one is in arabesque with her left leg behind her and it is being held by one dancer. Two others lean into her as she outstretches her arms.

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

Read More »
A cellist is playing and a dancer leans on her right side and lifts her right leg into the air. She is in pointe shoes.

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

Read More »
An animated dancer stands leaning over to the left with her back to the audience. She has a long legged blue unitard on and pinky purple long flowing hair.

SPEAKING OF DANCE
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

Read More »
Five dancers in pink corsets acting out a fight on stage.

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

Read More »
One person is knelt playing a stringed instrument and a dancer is leant back towards her on all fours.

HERE LIES

Here Lies is an intersectional feminist interpretation of myth, told through immersive music and dance, about two estranged sisters who reconnect whilst paying respects to their grandmother in the local cemetery. They reflect on the things they have left unsaid and why they felt they could not say them. The

Read More »
Four dancers in a line, walk forward holding another dancer under her arms while she walks forward. They all have thier eyes closed and rest their heads on each other. The dancers wear brightly coloured outfits that pop in orange, pink and blue. They are on a stage which is surrounded by trees.

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

“It was the most beautiful, hypnotic and amazing dance performance I’ve ever seen. I have no background in dance … however , I sensed I was witnessing something amazing” – audience feedback.   No Time Like The Present is a dance and music experience presented in the beautiful green spaces of South

Read More »
A still from the film, Chinese Laundry - the dancer is situated in front of a full washing machine. She has the hood of her hoody up and is looking cautiously at the camera.

CHINESE LAUNDRY

“A real celebration of the nuance of identity. I loved it” – Hannah Maia, SHAFF judge. Chinese Laundry, a Tala Lee-Turton Production, directed and choreographed by Patricia Zhou, is a short dance film about a British Chinese immigrant experience of trying to fit in. The film retells a story Tala

Read More »
Three people walking in the dark on a street in a City. The person in the front is wearing a paper mache rabbit's head. One of the people behind is looking at the person in the rabbit's head, the other person looks straight ahead.

FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT

An audience co-created dance film, exploring the power of opinions to polarise and manipulate subjects. The film is an artistic data collection project, investigating the 21st Century rabbit hole of information overload and polemic points of view. 50 participants watched the film at five chronological stages of its development. Their

Read More »

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