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Michelle Duxbury and MeshDance: DITTO

  • Wed 22 Mar
  • 5.30–8pm
  • South Bank Room, Ground Floor, The Tetley
  • Free

Join us for a live performance and installation celebrating DITTO, a collaborative project between artist Michelle Duxbury and MeshDance.

Michelle spent time with the dancers, recording their movement using photography and video, and then converted these images into sound. The dancers then used Michelle’s three new soundscapes, interpreting them into choreographed responses.

This launch event for DITTO features an installation of work documenting the project by Michelle and photographer Niamh Donnelly, as well as a film created in collaboration with videographer Michael Godsall. There will also be elements of live performance from MeshDance during the evening.

Following this event, there will be an opportunity to experience the full live performance of DITTO at a showcase at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on Saturday 25 March.

Image credit: MeshDance, 2018. Photo: Adam Perry


Michelle Duxbury (formerly known as alabamathirteen) is an artist who is based in Leeds and Wakefield. Drawing on her own experience as a disabled, neurodivergent, working class woman, her work explores how we exist in our bodies, spaces and places. Using photography, moving image, sound and embroidery, she offers a glimpse at her complex and frustrating relationship with an outside world.

Formed in 2009, MeshDance is a contemporary dance company based in Leeds, specialising in providing inclusive and accessible dance opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

DITTO is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.


  • The South Bank Room is located on our Ground Floor.
  • There are accessible toilets on our Ground and Second Floors.
  • Our lift is located at the rear of our building for access to all floors.
  • Please call us on 0113 320 2323 or email info@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.

Getting here

Please note, there are no onsite parking facilities at The Tetley. Our nearest car park is RCP Parking on Sheaf Street, Leeds, LS10 1HD.

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