DanceEast

A member of the Ipswich community

About DanceEast

DanceEast is so much more than a dance class facilitator and theatre venue. Flick through these pages to find out more about our diverse programme of activities. Artists and professionals are at the heart of our organisation and we are committed to supporting them in various ways; Associate Artist Scheme, Rural Retreats, CPD workshops, Advance Levels Classes, Choreographic Development Fund and much more. DanceEast has been running a range of innovative community projects for over thirty years. We work with a range of partners on local, national and international projects and enjoy introducing people to dance for the first time as much as developing and refining skills in more experienced dancers. We have a great team of hard-working, enthusiastic and DanceEast-loving staff.

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BOYS ONLY!

Dance Workshop in Partnership with Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the DanceEast CAT.

Monday 21 – Tuesday 22 October | 10.00am – 4.00pm

Boys Only! is a creative, high-energy, two-day workshop designed to build your coordination, strength and alignment, and is led by experienced male teachers. Bring a friend and enjoy energetic contemporary and creative dance and athletic ballet, combined with taster sessions in upbeat street dance.
Who can attend?
Male identifying participants aged 8-18 years, suitable for beginners as well as those with some dance experience in any style.
When
21 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 22 Oct 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Alexander Whitley Dance Company Workshop

A unique opportunity for young dancers to work with Alexander Whitley Dance Company. You’ll take part in an energetic and fun warm up followed by creative tasks and learning movement material from the company’s new production Overflow.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.
When
09 Nov 2019 at 1:30pm
until 09 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance | The Company Experience

Your chance to see a professional company ballet class. Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the scenes.

Places must be booked in advance.
When
18 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 18 Oct 2019 at 11:15am
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Jonathan Goddard Workshop

This workshop will explore the different movement ideas and devices that allow Jonathan Goddard to tell the story of While You are Here.

Suitable for adults over the age of 50 years.
When
01 Oct 2019 at 2:30pm
until 01 Oct 2019 at 4:30pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Baby Loves to Boogie (12 months - 5 years)

Get ready for a busy morning at the Jerwood DanceHouse! As well as a baby friendly disco there will be craft activities, storytelling, face painting and more!
Suitable for under 5 years and their families.
When
27 Oct 2019 at 10:00am
until 27 Oct 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Creative Dance Day (7-11 years)

This will be a day full of fun dance workshops and arts and crafts! Using creative play to inspire and create movement, children will learn a sequence or phrase and develop this choreography. Text, words and music are used for inspiration, focus and creativity.
When
23 Oct 2019 at 9:15am
until 23 Oct 2019 at 3:15pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Creative Dance Day (4-7 years)

Join us for a day of fun dance activity during the October Half Term. The day will include workshops as well as arts and crafts activity. Stories, music and props are used to inspire creativity and the teacher will use dance games and creative play to generate movement – inspiring the children to move in a way that feels most natural to their body.
When
23 Oct 2019 at 9:15am
until 23 Oct 2019 at 3:15pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Ballo Arthur Pita | Ten Sorry Tales

Arthur Pita is celebrated for his surreal take on story-telling – combining dance, theatre, live music and song. There couldn’t be a more fitting end to our tenth anniversary year, than a performance from a company who were with us at our opening Gala in September 2009 and performed as part of the Jerwood DanceHouse opening season in February 2010, with God’s Garden. We have a very special relationship with the company – having commissioned every one of their productions, all of which have been performed here.
Ten Sorry Tales presents a collection of modern-day fables. From the child who sleeps for fifteen years, to the sinister sisters who prey on trespassers and the boy who brings butterflies back to life – Mick Jackson’s tales are by turns moving and gruesome, funny and dark. Beautifully eccentric and infused with gothic charm, Ten Sorry Tales will steal you away on a journey of curiosity.

In this new commission by DanceEast and Sadler’s Wells, Ten Sorry Tales follows the success of Pita’s critically-acclaimed Metamorphosis (The Linbury, Royal Opera House), The Little Match Girl (DanceEast, Sadler’s Wells), The World’s Greatest Show (DanceEast, Royal Opera House) and Stepmother/Stepfather (DanceEast, The Place).
When
13 Dec 2019 at 1:30pm
until 17 Dec 2019 at 12:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Alexander Whitley Dance Company | Overflow

Alexander’s recent, awe-inspiring production 8 Minutes took audiences on a breath-taking journey to the sun. His company’s new work, Overflow, is a compelling and timely exploration of the human condition in the era of big data, when personal information is used to predict our actions and human behaviour has become the most prized raw material of the economy.
Featuring an exhilarating new score by Ryan Lee West (Rival Consoles), costumes by award-winning designer, Ana Rajcevic and a kinetic light sculpture from Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce and designer Guy Hoare.

Alexander was an Associate Artist at DanceEast (2014 -2016) and formerly an Associate at Rambert and is currently a New Wave Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. We have worked with Alexander on many different levels over the years, including dance workshops within schools. Alexander’s work is a great introduction to dance – his innovative approach to choreography and technology is ground-breaking and we are excited to see the possibilities this relationship creates for dance.
When
08 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
until 09 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW

Richard Alston Dance Company | Final Edition

As we celebrate the tenth year of the Jerwood DanceHouse, we are delighted to present Richard Alston Dance Company’s fifth visit to Snape Maltings as part of the company’s final tour – a significant moment for dance in the UK. Before the Jerwood DanceHouse, so much of our work took place at Snape Maltings, and it was with the very generous support of our audience in the region that our ambition to create a purpose-built dance facility was possible. So, it seemed only fitting to return to Snape Maltings in our tenth year to celebrate and say thank you for the support.
Snape Maltings and the music of Benjamin Britten have long been close to Alston’s heart and for their final appearance in Suffolk, the company gives the world premiere of Alston’s new piece Shine On. This special performance will be dedicated to Lizzie Fargher, as a thank you for her generous support through The Tezmae Charitable Trust. Shine On is danced to a live performance by soprano Katherine McIndoe and pianist Jason Ridgway of Britten’s first published songs, the W.H. Auden settings On this Island.

Ridgway also plays for Brahms Hungarian, danced to Brahms’ hugely popular Hungarian Dances. This special programme also includes Voices and Light Footsteps, inspired by glorious Monteverdi madrigals and sinfonias, while the pulsating music of American composer Michael Gordon accompanies Martin Lawrance’s thrillingly energetic Detour.

Join Richard Alston for a pre-show talk
Friday 1 November | 6.30pm
There is a pre-show talk with Richard Alston, free with a ticket to the performance – due to limited availability, please book your ticket in advance through the Snape Maltings box office on 01728 687110 or online at snapemaltings.co.uk
When
01 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
until 02 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
Jerwood DanceHouse
Foundry Lane
Ipswich
IP4 1DW