22/09/17

U.DANCE 2018 – REGIONAL CALL-OUT

SAVE THE DATE for the U.Dance East Regional Platform taking place in February 2018. Applications will open at the end of October and will close on Friday 24 November. To submit an application, complete an application form and send a short film (no more than three minutes) of the dance piece you would like to…

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18/09/17

JOSS ARNOTT DANCE BRINGS A WORLD PREMIERE TO IPSWICH’S DANCEEAST THIS OCTOBER

Photo credit: Brian Slater Joss Arnott Dance’s new programme for 2017 will take its audiences on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. The company will perform at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October,…
05/09/17

JOIN DANCEEAST’S CHALLENGE 1000 AND HELP PROVIDE GREAT DANCE FOR EVERYONE

Photo by Vipul Sangoi DanceEast is challenging 1,000 people to donate £5 each, to help the organisation continue delivering vital work for older movers, and make a huge difference to health and wellbeing through dance. DanceEast’s Challenge 1000 is part of its wider Great Dance for Everyone campaign, aiming to provide rewarding dance and movement…

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RT @QuintaMakes: Always pleased to see live music with dance. Delighted this upcoming @jossarnottdance tour features some of my own #AMovem

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01/09/17

ACCLAIMED NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES BRINGS A TRIPLE BILL OF WORK TO IPSWICH THIS SEPTEMBER

Three very different contemporary dance pieces will form National Dance Company Wales’ Autumn tour this year, alongside a host of free events presented at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, from 22 – 23 September. Profundis, by Israeli-born Roy Assaf, is a provocative and sensual ensemble piece, featuring whimsical wordplay, vintage bathing costumes and an exotic…
01/09/17

A HIP HOP AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE FUSION BY JOSEPH TOONGA FOR ST MARTIN’S CHURCH, COLCHESTER

On Friday 15 September, DanceEast and Roman River Music Festival will present a beautiful afternoon of dance and live music in the spectacular location of St Martin’s Church, Colchester. Dance maker Joseph Toonga will showcase his work To Be Felt, performed by a group of dynamic dancers against the backdrop of charismatic cellist Matthew Sharp.…

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30/08/17

STOWMOVERS: MOVEMENT, DANCE AND A CUP OF TEA FOR OVER 55S IN STOWMARKET

Photo: Vipul Sangoi DanceEast’s newly-formed movement and dance sessions, StowMovers, will launch in Stowmarket on Friday 22 September, running every week until Friday 8 December, helping Suffolk to become England’s Most Active County. StowMovers, held at the John Peel Centre, aims to provide the invaluable trio of movement, dance and a cup of tea for people…
08/08/17

DANCEEAST’S DANCE FOR DEMENTIA CLASSES RELAUNCHED AS ‘CARE TO DANCE?’

  DanceEast’s successful Dance for Dementia classes have been relaunched for its Autumn season, as ‘Care to Dance?’. The welcoming format and relaxed style of the movement sessions remain the same, continuing to offer family carers and their loved ones the chance to enjoy dance together in a safe environment, and to enjoy a cup…

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RT @abitofquirk: Had a raaaaaad time at @dance_east today with the @_popmymind crew sketching the ridiculously talented @ndcwales #livedraw

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08/08/17

Pop My Mind Winners Announced

3D art piece ‘Crossroads’ by Laure Laure is a French native and fluent Spanish speaker. She has a background in language teaching and interpreting and is currently a support worker using art as a therapeutic tool. Connecting with people is a thrill to Laure and her passion for languages and communication (or lack of it)…
08/08/17

Pop My Mind Winners Announced

‘The Pilgrim’s Journey’ by Sat Biswas I am a 40 year old visual storyteller based out of Mumbai, India. Though I make my living out of IT based consultancy, most of my time is spent in documenting life and living around me using Photography as a medium. Photography was a way to explore my lonely…

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RT @MagsLPowell: What an amazing start to the season @dance_east. Loved loved loved #NDCWales tonight. Second chance to see them tomorrow #…

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08/08/17

Pop My Mind Winners Announced

‘The Journey’ by T.M.A Based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England, I am a self taught artist working predominantly within the digital medium, creating multi layered and multi textural digital collages. As a self taught artist my work is inspired by the various colours and textures that I see in everyday…
20/07/17

IPSWICH’S DANCEEAST TO HOST U.DANCE 2018, THE NATION’S ANNUAL YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL

Following four days of youth dance celebration in Birmingham to mark One Dance UK’s U.Dance 2017, it was revealed that DanceEast in Ipswich will become host to the national event for the first time in 2018. Each year U.Dance showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country in a range of performances,…

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Tonight marks the launch of our season in #Ipswich & our Challenge 1000 for our audiences (just text GDFE £5 to 700… https://t.co/fIC5kZ5JiA

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19/07/17

BABY LOVES TO BOOGIE – DANCEEAST AT THE MARITIME FESTIVAL

Throughout the festival weekend there will be historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides, punch and judy, stalls and children’s activities along the Ipswich Waterfront. A stage of live music performances, fire performers and a firework display finale on the Sunday night will complete the action. DanceEast has a packed programme of…
11/07/17

SEE INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG DANCE TALENT FROM DANCEEAST’S CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING STUDENTS

Performance details and Box Office information Centre for Advanced Training | End of Year Show DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW Box Office: 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK Dates: Saturday 29 July | 4.30pm & 7.30pm (sold out) Ticket prices: £10 Young students from DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced training will showcase their talent in…

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Lovely to celebrate @ndcwales first #ipswich show with friends old & new @SuffolkBroad @Finn7384Finn https://t.co/oYXjqwFlTo

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05/07/17

IPSWICH ARTS ORGANISATIONS LAUNCH MANIFESTO FOR CULTURE

Images available here. Labelled as a ‘commitment to cultural, social and economic growth in Ipswich’ Arts consortium We Are Ipswich will launch their manifesto document on Tuesday 18 July 6.30pm at DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse. We Are Ipswich, a self-organising, collaborative group of nationally significant, locally cherished arts organisations, has developed a Cultural Manifesto, with Ipswich…
04/07/17

DANCEEAST’S INTERNATIONAL AUTUMN SEASON ON SALE, INCLUDING A WORLD PREMIERE FROM JOSS ARNOTT DANCE

PRESS RELEASE DanceEast’s Autumn 2017 season is now on sale, with national and international dance continuing to grow dance audiences in Ipswich. A thrilling Autumn programme reinforces DanceEast as an ever-developing organisation, programming and supporting artists at every stage of their careers. There is a fantastic line-up for audiences of all ages at the Jerwood…

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27/06/17

Arts Council announces £3.24m funding for DanceEast

DanceEast, one of the UK’s leading dance organisations, based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its National Portfolio funding application to Arts Council England (ACE) and will receive £3.24 million from 2018 to 2022. DanceEast is one of 831 organisations that received the news this…
23/06/17

Stomping Ground 2017

Photo courtesy of: The Place Dance commissions for the outdoors APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN The Place, GDIF and DanceEast are coming together to commission dance for outdoor spaces in 2018 and 2019. We are seeking proposals from artists who have bold and original ideas for new dance shows which take place outside. We’re looking for ideas…

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If you can't be with us in #Ipswich, get in front of a screen & watch this from @DanceUmbrellaUK and @siobhandavieshttps://t.co/JSA3iRSUG8
21/06/17

Dr Scilla Dyke MBE, Founder Director DanceEast

‘DanceEast, synonymous with world class artistry woven into the fabric of people’s lives placing dance at the very heart of Suffolk and its communities. Live life, love life… move and be moved. Suffolk is dance…Suffolk is dancing. Thrilling and inspirational’. Dr Scilla Dyke MBE, Founder Director DanceEast
21/06/17

History of Cranfield Mills, Ipswich Waterfront

The waterfront at Ipswich, once the biggest wet dock in Europe, had become a run-down docklands area which was ripe for redevelopment. Within that, Cranfields Mill closed in 1999 and became an eyesore in the town. Nearby, the port of Ipswich is a crucial part of the Haven Gateway, which includes Felixstowe, Harwich and Mistley…

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14/06/17

DANCEEAST SHORTLISTED FOR ONE DANCE UK’S ‘INSPIRATIONAL WORK IN EDUCATION’ AWARD

Photo credit: Anthony Tapsell February saw One Dance UK launch its first-ever Dance Teaching Awards, as the lead industry body for dance and dance education. The awards received almost 900 nominations across the nine categories, working to promote dance education and participation across the UK. The categories consisted of: Lifetime Achievement Award Rising Star Award…