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Casson and Friends

Casson and Friends, creators of contemporary dance with a focus on collaboration and interactivity, invites the people of Ipswich and DanceEast to choreograph their very own dance on Saturday 1 July. With ‘family’ as the stimulus for creation, the new dance will be made, rehearsed and performed in just one …

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Learn to Lindy Hop

Learn to Lindy Hop, as part of Ipswich Jazz Festival and DanceEast’s Move | Be Moved Season, at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 23rd June. In this two-hour workshop, learn social, partner and solo dance skills with one of the most experienced Jazz and Lindy Hop dancers in the UK. …

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Alice in Wonderland

Ballet Theatre UK presents Alice in Wonderland, at Bury Theatre Royal on the 19th and 20th June.  Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland! Guided by the White Rabbit, Alice meets some astonishing characters, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, a studious caterpillar and …

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Ballet Black

Ballet Black are back with a triple bill featuring Red Riding Hood, following a sell-out show at DanceEast in 2016 that delighted a new generation of dance fans with its ‘dash, daring and joie de vivre’ (Guardian). For two nights only this stunningly beautiful company perform in Ipswich, one of only …

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Rip It Up

Strictly Come Dancing’s Natalie Lowe has announced she is to star alongside Strictly Come Dancing champions Louis Smith MBE and Jay McGuiness in a new theatre show called ‘Rip It Up’. Rip It Up promises to bring the fabulous soundtrack of the 1950’s to life in an explosion of song & …

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Breakin’ Convention

Some Bank Holiday breaking and body-popping is on the cards for Norwich as a host of top hip hop performers prepare to invade the city. Members of the Cambridge-based group SIN Cru will showcase their skills in various parts of the city on Bank Holiday Saturday April 29th. You can catch …

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Dance Theatre on Mental Health

Mental Health issues have been headline news across the press and media this week, revealing how they can affect us all at some point in our lives, including the Royal Family. Company Chameleon takes on mental health in Witness, their latest innovative piece of work, which tours the UK this Spring …

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Silk Road

A celebration of diverse cultures and dances as strong, yet as delicate, as silk itself. Silk Road is a fascinating and vibrant exploration through dance, of rituals that took place along this ancient trade route across Asia, revealing the lesser-known connection between classical Indian dance and Flamenco. Images of pilgrims, …

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Goldilocks & The Three Bears

Following the hugely successful tours of its previous children’s ballets, Northern Ballet now comes to DanceEast in Ipswich with its new short ballet, Goldilocks & The Three Bears.  Goldilocks & The Three Bears is the latest in the Company’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for Small People, following on from …

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Africarmen

A fusion of ballet, contemporary and African dance is what makes Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story so beautiful, sensual and strikingly powerful. Tavaziva Dance brings Africarmen to Ipswich on Friday 31st March. Performed by six stunning dancers, Africarmen ignites this classic tale of desire, deceit and corruption in …

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Second Hand Dance

Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers? Or had a day where you just didn’t want to wear clothes? Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement with Second Hand Dance at DanceEast on Saturday 18th & …

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Spring Showcase At DanceEast

DanceEast has a commitment to working with schools and community groups and increasing engagement to dance and bringing people together. Dance makes an enormous contribution to our physical, social and creative health and supports a healthy lifestyle. DanceEast is, therefore, keen for as many people from across the region as …

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Breakin’ Convention

The auditions are complete and the wait is over. Three East Anglian hip hop crews have been selected to be part of a major international festival coming to Norwich. Legacy, Fly No Filter and Parallel Dance Studios have been chosen to perform at the Breakin’ Convention hip hop event being …

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Apply to DanceEast CAT

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is one of ten national centres that identify children and young people, aged between 10 and 18 years, with exceptional potential in dance. The nationwide scheme aims to develop, create and inspire the next generation of dance artists, choreographers and dance leaders. By cultivating …

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Shobana Jeyasingh

Shobana Jeyasingh is one of the most exciting choreographers working in the UK today and DanceEast is thrilled to be welcoming her company to the Jerwood DanceHouse for the very first time. In her new full-length work, Material Men redux, she weaves the shared history and personal stories of her …

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Casson & Friends

Under the direction of Tim Casson, Casson & Friends is an exciting Dance Theatre Company that creates engaging interactive performances with a focus on collaboration, interaction and joy. Night at the Theatre will be at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Saturday 4 February, and promises to be a fantastic introduction to …

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Auditions At DanceEast

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is looking for children and young people ages 10 – 18 years who have what it takes to become a world-class dancer. DanceEast CAT is looking for individuals who aspire to have a career in dance, who stand out, show drive and determination, are …

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Rural Retreat

Over the last weekend, 5-8 January 2017, Artistic Directors from the world’s leading dance companies met in Ipswich to discuss major global leadership challenges, focusing specifically on audiences. The event was hosted and organised by DanceEast and brought together leaders from the across the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe. Devised …

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Alvin Ailey at DanceEast

In late summer 2016, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater worked, for the first time, with gifted and talented young dancers from Centres for Advanced Training across the UK, in a new partnership between Dance Consortium and DanceEast. Hosted at DanceEast’s home, the Jerwood DanceHouse, on Ipswich waterfront, the four-day intensive, …

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Dance For Dementia

This January, DanceEast is launching a brand new programme of classes for people living with Dementia and their family carers, in partnership with New Adventures & Re:Bourne and Dementia Pathfinders. The classes are designed for family carers and those they support in the early stages of Dementia to share the …

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