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Welcome to the Spring / Summer Season 2015

Spring is all about the new, so it is the right time of year to introduce fresh artists and new work to the DanceHouse. DanceEast’s One Night Stand programme of work is making a comeback, and true to its nature will bring the best new work by the best new dance companies for one night only.

This season we will be presenting a range of work from, and by, young people and the local community. One of the most exciting projects this spring is the Move | Be Moved Festival. This week-long dance festival is a community takeover and will include shows suitable for families, taster sessions, schools and youth performances and much more.

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Ticket Types

Multibuy

The more you book, the more you save!
Save 20% when booking tickets for two or more participating shows. The discount applies to an equivalent amount of tickets for each eligible show, and they must all be booked at the same time.

One night stand

One Night Stand performances showcase the best new dance companies, for one night only, during the spring season.
The aim of these is to introduce some new work, some of which may be challenging, but all of it will be high quality. We really want to hear what you think and so we are offering all One Night Stand ticket holders a half price drink at the bar. DanceEast staff will be around to listen to your feedback. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.

Family ticket

Each season we programme the best work for young audiences and their families, and the Family Ticket is a way to make great savings on selected performances. A family group must include two adults and two children, or one adult and up to three children.
Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

School groups

For School groups we offer a special price of just £5 per ticket for each student, with one teacher free per ten pupils. Additional teacher tickets can be purchased at £5 if necessary.

13 - 22 December

Butterflies

From caterpillar to butterfly, follow the delightful transformation with Compagnia TPO, one of Italy’s leading children’s theatre companies.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 December | Various times

Ticket Price

School bookings must be booked by telephone or in person.

Age Suitability

4yrs+
31 January

A Midsummer Nights Dream In Concert

One of Shakespeare's most loved plays is brought to life with new original music by young singer/songwriter Wade Ablitt.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 31 January | 2:30PM
Saturday 31 January | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£10

Age Suitability

All
6 February

Dreaming In Code

Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive and instinctive brand-new double bill performed by one of the UK’s most innovative male dance companies.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 6 February | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

11yrs+
19 - 21 February

Sleeping Beauty

The pantomime of your dreams! The Landseer Players, an amateur dramatics group based in Ipswich, are proud to bring their annual pantomime to DanceEast at the Jerwood DanceHouse for the first time.

Performance Dates and Times

Thursday 19 February | 7:30PM
Friday 20 February | 7:30PM
Saturday 21 February | 2:00PM
Saturday 21 February | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£10

Age Suitability

3yrs+
22 February

U.Dance East

This regional event marks an opportunity for performance groups to come together in a series of selected workshops before performing new, devised works in an exciting mixed bill.

Performance Dates and Times

Sunday 22 February | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£8

Age Suitability

All
28 February

Spring Showcase 2015

An evening of new, devised works from the resident DanceEast Performance Groups and Centre For Advanced Training.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 28 February | 5:00PM
Saturday 28 February | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£8

Age Suitability

All
6 March

Murmur & Inked

Murmur & Inked is a double bill from Aakash Odedra Company. Artistic Director Odedra is one of the most sought-after British choreographer/dancers today.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 6 March | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

All
14 & 25 March

The Village

The Village is inspired by the hundreds of little villages across England. The audience will zoom in and out of local characters’ lives to reveal a web of community spirit.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 14 March | 4:00PM
Saturday 14 March | 7:00PM

Ticket Price

£8

Age Suitability

All
20 March

Last Man Standing

Danger, the fragility of existence and the desire to survive; we are surrounded by these things in the relentlessness of life. How do we respond? With fear, anger, determination?

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 20 March | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

14yrs+
17 & 18 April

Varmints

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 18 April | 1:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

7yrs+
24 April

Encore Dance Company

Encore Dance Company – the graduate dance company for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts – appears in an exciting and varied mixed programme of choreography showcasing their work.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 24 April | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£15

Age Suitability

All
1 May

Promises of Happiness

This is a dance show for joy, for simple pleasures, for saying 'no' to people who want to tell us what should or should not make us happy; and to endless promises of happiness alluding to a world just out of reach.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 1 May | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

All
15 May

Chalk and Of Land And Tongue

Chalk and Of Land And Tongue create an evening of startling and eloquent dance that situates the audience right at the heart of the action.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 15 May | 6:30PM
Friday 15 May | 8:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

All
29 & 30 May

The Spalding Suite

Conceived by Inua Ellams and directed by Benji Reid the work is inspired by the UK's basketball sub-culture and explores the battles between the human body and mind in this fast-paced game.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 29 May | 7:30PM
Saturday 30 May | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£12

Age Suitability

All
21 June

Hop

A poetic physical dance theatre production for children aged 4+ and their families.

Performance Dates and Times

Monday 22 June | 1:30PM

Ticket Price

£5

Age Suitability

4yrs+
26 June

4X4

Tracing pathways in space, four jugglers and four ballet dancers share a stage for the first time. 4 x 4 is a collaboration between two worlds: ballet and juggling.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 26 June | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

School bookings must be booked by telephone or in person.

Age Suitability

All
21 July

NYDC

This new commission sees Cherkaoui revisiting moments from his established catalogue of work including: Babel(words), Puz/zle, Genesis and TeZukA, incorporating new ideas and movement material from the young dancers.

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 21 July | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£8

Age Suitability

All
1 August

End of Year Show

Students from the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training perform a mixed bill of original works commissioned by some of the most influential national and international choreographers.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday 1 August | 4:30PM
Saturday 1 August | 7:30PM

Ticket Price

£8

Age Suitability

All