31/10/19

An interview with Alexander Whitley

  We asked Alexander Whitley some questions about his company’s new work, Overflow, which premieres here at DanceEast Friday 8th November, with and additional performance Saturday 9th November.   Can you tell us a bit about Overflow and what the audience can expect from the performance? In making Overflow, I’ve drawn inspiration from a wealth of fascinating…
22/10/19

RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY RETURN TO SNAPE MALTINGS FOR FINAL PERFORMANCE

Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Snape Maltings as part of the company’s farewell tour, which has been taking place across the UK.  After 25 years, the tour is providing the company’s loyal audiences with a last chance to see a live performance by what is undoubtedly one of the world’s best dance ensembles. Over…
04/10/19

CHOREOGRAPHER JONATHAN GODDARD AND DIRECTOR LILY MCLEISH PRESENT THE UK PREMIERE OF PLAYWRIGHT EVE LEIGH’S PLAY FOR DANCE, WHILE YOU ARE HERE.

  Following a recent and extended history of collaborating together at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lily McLeish and Jonathan Goddard present While You Are Here, a compelling new play for dance written by Eve Leigh. In an exciting combination of dance, text and film, While You Are Here questions the connections,…
14/09/19

Outdoor dance call out!

Stomping Ground Commission Stomping Ground is seeking proposals for a bold and original dance work made for outdoor spaces for presentation in either summer 2020 or 2021.   Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, DanceEast and DanceXchange.  We are interested in supporting compelling ideas that are visually striking…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST ASSOCIATE ARTIST PREMIERES NEW HIP HOP DANCE PERFORMANCE ABOUT IDENTITY AND MENTAL HEALTH

  Born to Manifest is a powerful new hip hop dance double bill that illuminates the experience of young black British men. After the success of Daughter, Daughter in 2018, DanceEast are looking forward to premiering Born to Manifest at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 4 October, 7.30pm. Joseph Toonga aims to bring to light…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST PARTNER WITH GLASS HOUSE DANCE AND LOWESTOFT MUSEUM FOR LOWESTOFT DANCEMAP PERFORMANCE Copy

  Glass House Dance and members of the local community will come together on Saturday 15 June to unearth stories from exhibitions of Lowestoft Museum and share them through dance. DanceEast and Glass House Dance have worked with a number of groups over the last few months including an open call group, Clock Work Dance…
21/02/19

Major new national dance programme launched to create a new blueprint for working with pre-school children

Press release 23 July, 2019   Applications now open for Little Big Dance: offering four dance artists specialist support to develop high quality touring dance work with and for under five year olds – an age group historically overlooked and undervalued in the arts.   Little Big Dance is a major three-year national initiative created…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF THE JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE WITH COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE

  House to Home will be an exciting performance featuring over 100 community dancers. It will be inspired by the story of how the Jerwood DanceHouse has been and will be a home to so many.   The event will follow a documentary style including live dance performances from DanceEast’s performance companies, as well as…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST WELCOME TAP DANCE GROUP, OLD KENT ROAD TO THE JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

  OSCiLLATE is a ground-breaking tap dance experience choreographed by Avalon Rathgeb and Dre Torres that explores human interaction and the effects of miscommunication in relationships. OSCiLLATE is influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound. The piece reveals an eclectic group of individuals who display a range of human…
21/02/19

STUART WATERS AND PULSE FESTIVAL PRESENT COMPELLING PERFORMANCE AT DANCEEAST

  ROCKBOTTOM is a personal piece that explores one man’s journey into and out of the deep end of human existence. The performance which comprises themes of mental health and addiction, aims to ignite discussion, challenge preconceptions and invite reflection. Stuart Waters tells the tale of how he hit his own ‘Rockbottom’ through physical choreography…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST PARTNER WITH GLASS HOUSE DANCE AND LOWESTOFT MUSEUM FOR LOWESTOFT DANCEMAP PERFORMANCE

  Glass House Dance and members of the local community will come together on Saturday 15 June to unearth stories from exhibitions of Lowestoft Museum and share them through dance. DanceEast and Glass House Dance have worked with a number of groups over the last few months including an open call group, Clock Work Dance…
21/02/19

Seeta Patel’s reimagining of the iconic ballet in Indian Dance style Bharatanatyam

Seeta Patel Seeta Patel is a dancer and choreographer. Bornn in London, she began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals including Mavin Khoo, Padma Shri Adyar K Lakshman, Pushkala Gopal, Darshan Singh Bhuller and more. Seeta Patel has also…
21/02/19

Russell Maliphant shares his inspiration for Silent Lines

Q&A with Russell Maliphant What life experiences led you to the subject matter for Silent Lines? I have had to work through several injuries over the years – I have had 4 knee surgeries and danced without a cruciate ligament for over 20 years which drew me too certain explorations. I have been working with…
21/02/19

DANCEEAST HOST INTERGENERATIONAL DANCE WORKSHOPS IN HADLEIGH AND STOWMARKET WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO CELEBRATE THE TOWNS AND THEIR COMMUNITY.

  DanceEast host the Hullabaloo project, a series of intergenerational community dance classes, encouraging everyone to get involved, with no dance experience necessary. With the support of Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council the project will take place across two towns, Stowmarket and Hadleigh. Dance as a shared activity makes an enormous contribution to our…
21/02/19

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Students create new work with internationally renowned choreographer, Richard Alston

Richard Alston has been working with the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) students at DanceEast to conceive and perform a new dance work and they will perform it on stage when Richard’s company come to Norwich Theatre Royal later this week. The young people are all part of the CAT programme which works with ten-to-eighteen…
21/02/19

Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse marks its first decade with 10 Celebratory Events including world premieres, celebrations of age, youth and community, and a star-studded gala

A flagship addition to the regenerated Ipswich waterfront, the Jerwood DanceHouse was the vision of DanceEast who wanted to build themselves a home dedicated to dance, for artists and the local community.   That community came together ten years ago to raise a spectacular £8.9 million to bring that vision alive. The Jerwood DanceHouse, the…
20/02/19

All you need to know about Humanhood

  Humanhood company was founded in 2016 by Birmingham and Catalan born artists Rudi Cole and Júlia Robert Parés. Together, they have developed a unique symbiotic fluid movement language that lies at the core of their work, creating intricate choreographic patterns that merge into multilayered energetic shapes with flow and dynamism. The research behind the…
20/02/19

Interview with Ben Duke about Juliet & Romeo

  JULIET and ROMEO- Is this the story of what might have happened had Romeo and Juliet lived? “Yes. When I watch Romeo and Juliet I am always hoping that their timings will be a little different and Juliet will wake up a few moments earlier. I know she never will but I can’t help…
19/02/19

DANCEEAST CELEBRATE THE ARTISTRY OF THE OLDER DANCER WITH HOST, PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ENCOREEAST

  Host is a day of workshops, performances and debates specifically designed for older dancers as well as practitioners, leaders and choreographers and those working in dance with older people. The day aims to celebrate and explore the artistry of the older dancer, the relationship dance can have to the older performer, and how it…
15/11/18

Tribe// Still i Rise

  TRIBE// presents Still I Rise: Five female dancers take the audience on a journey through simmering tensions, moments of unison, togetherness, bodies flying through the space, duets and delicate solos. Still I Rise is a call to arms, channelling the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem. Raw and emotive dance is combined with…
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