parler femme - a Tala Lee-Turton Production

Thursday, 16 November

7.30pm - 9.30pm

£12 per person 

Get your tickets to this special event 

Come along to a special parler femme movement workshop at Experience Barnsley.


parler femme is the latest dance production from Barnsley’s Tala Lee-Turton. It will be performed in the stunning setting of the Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre.


It’s the first time that a professional dance production is being staged at Elsecar Heritage Centre and the first time Tala will perform with her production company in her home town of Barnsley. The performance at Ironworks has been made possible through the support of the Cultural Development Fund, bringing new cultural experiences to the borough.


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 Barnsley-born, Bolshoi Ballet Academy alumna, Tala Lee-Turton. Through three acts, audiences will experience a compilation of award-winning short dance films, a duet between a ballet dancer and musician, and a contemporary ballet.  


Act 1 tells the stories of different lived experiences from female filmmakers, including Tala’s own award winning film, Barnsley-based Chinese Laundry, winner of the French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) Activism category and awarded Gold at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (SHAFF).


Act II marks the premiere of multi-layered dance and music duet, Here Lies, a magic realist tale about two estranged sisters, reconnecting after the death of their Grandmother. Act III is audience favourite, No Time Like The Present, with a cast of five dancers performing to a synth-pop score, exploring power and femininity.


parler femme is supported by Arts Council England. This is a second award of funding from ACE for Tala Lee-Turton Productions, marking their commitment to supporting bold and ambitious story telling through dance.