L19 Guest Blogs: Meet Annabel Taylor Munt of Tender Balance - Leeds International Festival
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L19 Guest Blogs: Meet Annabel Taylor Munt of Tender Balance

This guest blog, it’s time to catch up with Annabel Taylor Munt in a Q&A with her about her L19 event, called Tender Balance.

Q: How did you find out about Leeds International Festival?

“I actually found out through a friend’s recommendation.”


Q: Why did you want to get involved?

“I really wanted to be part of a festival who act as an innovator for change through art.”


Q: Tell us about your event. 

“Tender Balance was a choreography and film installation exploring the effects of masculinity and femininity through illness and disabilities. We created an open dialogue with the public of Leeds; a collection of notes on thoughts, moments of grief and stories of survival we shared. From these dialogues, choreography explored the hyper-masculine and feminine ideals in history, media and art.”

Credit: Ben Bentley
Ben Bentley

Q: What did the festival do for you / your brand / your event?

“The festival allowed me to create work to present to the public for the first time, on a fantastic platform, bringing together diverse art and entertainment in Leeds.”


Q: What do you think of Leeds’ creative landscape?

“The Leeds creative landscape is a really exciting space to be creating work in; it is forever changing and reacting to the times.”

Credit: Annabel Taylor Munt
Annabel Taylor Munt

Q: What advice would you give to someone entering the open call for L20?

“Find exciting creatives to work with who believe in you and in the project.”