19/05/22

10 MINUTES WITH…LYNNETTE KING | DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK 2022

Thank you for taking the time to come and talk to us about Care to Dance today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with the Care to Dance programme? I’m an Independent Dance Artist and as part of my work in the community I’ve been delivering dance…
13/04/22

10 MINUTES WITH… STELLA ELDON

EncoreEast is proud of its strong relationship with DanceEast. The pandemic initiated changes in our relationship and in 2020 we stepped out from under their wing to become an independent dance company. This third edition of HOST has remained a true collaboration, co-produced by DanceEast and EncoreEast. ‘Dance & Age’ is a hot topic and…
30/03/22

WE NEED YOUR HELP | CLASSES & COURSES AT DANCEEAST

We are currently taking some time to reflect and review our classes and courses programmes with DanceEast. Your voice is important to us and we would like to hear your thoughts and ideas about the classes we offer. Please take 5 minutes to answer these questions before 5pm on Friday 8 April. Your responses will…
29/03/22

INSIDE GLASS HOUSE DANCE

Tuesday April 26th 10.45am-4pm DanceEast, Ipswich Glass House Dance are holding an open workshop for dancers to find out more about the company and how they work. They would also like to take this opportunity to meet new dancers, with potential for cover opportunities for our outdoor performances in the future. You will experience company…
10/03/22

DANCEEAST PRESENT GROUNDBREAKING WORK REVOLUTIONISING DANCE EDUCATION THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY

Over the last two years, DanceEast have been working in collaboration with BT and a range of partners on a ground-breaking project entitled 5G Edge-XR. The ambition was to create dynamic new digital tools to enhance dance education to enable every child access to extraordinary interactive dance teaching. The result is a giant step forward…
04/03/22

10 MINUTES WITH… MARK BRUCE

Hi Mark, thanks for chatting to us today! It’s been a strange couple of years for everybody but an especially challenging time for live performance. Is it good to be back? It’s great to be building towards performing before a live audience; to share all we’ve been creating in isolation with the real world. Nothing…
22/02/22

Get your PhD with us!

With Paul Hamlyn Foundation funding, DanceEast is undertaking a major project creating new applications of digital technologies for teaching dance and integrating dance education within the primary school curriculum. This PhD studentship, funded by the University of Essex in partnership with DanceEast, will develop innovative evaluation strategies for measuring the social, cultural, and economic impact…
09/02/22

10 MINUTES WITH… ELEESHA DRENNAN

Hi Eleesha, thanks so much for taking time out to chat with us today! You’re currently very busy in the studio with your production residency ahead of the world premiere of All The Time In The World. How’s it going? Yeah, it’s going really well! I began making this piece in 2017 and now that…
21/01/22

10 Minutes With…Maddie Wright

Hi Maddie, thanks for making time to chat to us! You’re currently a second-year student on the University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Dance course here at DanceEast. How are you finding it? I cannot believe how fast time has gone! The fact I am in my final term of my degree is quite daunting as…
18/01/22

Case Study: DanceEast getting dance into classrooms

Our Head of Creative Programmes, Lucy Bayliss, has written an article for the Digital Culture Network explaining how we have employed digital technology to get dance programmes into classrooms… ‘Our outreach work focusses on groups and individuals facing disadvantage, children both in and outside education settings, and an innovative range of partnerships to enhance our…
14/01/22

A SPRING SEASON NOT TO MISS AT DANCEEAST

An animalistic dance figure is head down over a body of water, in silhouette DanceEast announce their Spring Season, which shines with inspiration for the new year – featuring exciting premieres, co-commissions and the return of much-loved companies, as well as artists new to Ipswich. “It has been a huge relief to be able to welcome you back into the building over the last few months – and such…
12/01/22

StreamDANCE: Making great DIGITAL DANCE for children and young people

WORLD PREMIERE 28 JANUARY 4.00PM (GMT)   We are delighted to bring you the World Premiere of three newly commissioned dance films made specifically for young audiences. Free to view and available to watch online from 4pm on Friday 28 January to 4pm Saturday 29 January.  Enter Anatomical’s gravity-defying, fantastical world constructed entirely of chalk in…
27/12/21

Reflections on 2021

Two figures dressed in origami clothing throw paper on a paper strewn stage. As the year draws to a close, the DanceEast team have been reflecting on the highlights of 2021. Collectively we have come together to share these memories with you, and hope you were able to enjoy some of them yourselves! So, without further ado, here’s a note from Brendan, our Artistic Director and CEO… “I…
03/12/21

Utilising Your Skills as an Artist…10 Minutes With Joey Hogger

Joey working on DanceEast’s 5G EDGE XR project. Photography by Teele Dunkley.   This blog has been guest written by Joey Hogger, Dance Artist and one of DanceEast’s talented Kickstart Company Dancers. You can find out more about the Kickstart programme and the roles on offer here at DanceEast, by clicking here. My name is…
26/11/21

DANCEEAST LAUNCHES OPEN CALL FOR ASSOCIATE ARTISTS PROGRAMME

  DanceEast has a longstanding reputation for working closely with a range of dance artists and companies across the UK and beyond. Artists and professionals are at the heart of the organisation and DanceEast is committed to supporting the development of artistic practices. The DanceEast Associate Artists programme is one such bespoke way of working,…
12/11/21

DIDY VELDMAN talks about @HOME, on tour Autumn 2021

Photography by Foteini Christofilopoulou Your new touring show is called @HOME – what’s it about? The work questions what feeling ‘at home’ means and how rarely we find that safety and sense of belonging, especially in our global world. We pretend borders do not exist and at the same time defining our identity has become more…
25/10/21

MOVE | TALK | PRIDE

Earlier this year, DanceEast and The Hold came together to create MOVE | TALK | PRIDE. Inspired by the Pride in Suffolk’s Past exhibition at The Hold, the aim was to provide a safe virtual space for participants to explore their inner creativity and share their own own experiences as LGBT*QIA+ and queer people in Suffolk. Led by dance artist Stuart Waters,…
14/09/21

10 MINUTES WITH…BOTIS SEVA

BLKDOG, Far From the Norm, photo by Camilla Greenwell Why did you start dancing and what inspired to you to start choreographing? I started dancing at the age of 15. At secondary school, I was lucky enough to have an active dance department and we regularly had guest choreographers teaching, such as Tony Adigun from…
10/08/21

STATELESS CHILDREN… 10 MINUTES WITH EMILIA RAMSAY

Emilia teaching children at the Rainbow School in Thailand via Zoom   My name is Emilia Ramsay and I am a final year student on the BA (Hons) Dance Degree at the University of Suffolk in partnership with DanceEast. I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to many opportunities as a result and…
06/08/21

WHAT’S ON THIS AUGUST WITH DANCEEAST

Joseph Toonga’s Born to Protest | Photo by Harrison Dante   Here at DanceEast we have some exciting plans for this month, with plenty going on outside in the sunshine and at the Jerwood DanceHouse! If you’re looking for ways to occupy the kids or just want to see some great arts and culture then…
29/07/21

SUMMER SCHOOLS FOR AGES 4 – 11 YEARS

Photography by Rachel Cherry   This summer we have an exciting opportunity to join our Summer Schools for free. We have two sessions available, suitable for those in receipt of free school meals aged 4-7 years and 8-11 years. Our Summer Schools will be taking place Monday 9 – Friday 13 August, 9.00am – 1.00pm.…
28/07/21

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Graduates 2021

Ben, a 2021 Centre for Advanced Training Graduate – Photograph by Alicia Clarke   Many students at the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) are with us for a significant number of years, spending weekends and evenings together forming friendships for life and honing their craft. As we approach the CAT End of Year Show…
20/07/21

DANCEEAST ANNOUNCES A NEW CHAIR OF BOARD AND APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW TRUSTEES

Shreela Ghosh – DanceEast’s new Chair of the Board Photography by George Torode   After 11 years serving on the Board and 7 as Chair, Anthony Hilton is stepping down. At the same time, the organisation is delighted to welcome Shreela Ghosh, who takes over as Chair, joined by two new trustees, Margaret Holder and…
15/07/21

From our Friends: Alleyne Dance

Photo: A Night’s Game by Lidia Crisafulli, Arts & Movement Ltd Alleyne Dance is seeking strong, passionate, expressive dancers to cast in the Research & Development period and for our new production, Far From Home. They are looking for individuals from all genres, experiences and cultures who are comfortable in their skin and love to…
30/06/21

SAVE THE DATE: CHILDREN & THEIR GROWN UPS SHOWCASE

We are proud to be one of the national partners working with Pavilion Dance South West on their industry-focused CHILDREN & THEIR GROWN-UPS, taking place from Wednesday 29 September to Saturday 2 October this year. The dance-based showcase offers a UK-wide programme of discussion, live and livestreamed work and pitches.  Artists and companies will be invited to present…
30/06/21

A CROSSROADS BETWEEN THE DANCE AND QUEER COMMUNITIES… 10 MINUTES WITH ESTHER ALCOCK

Photography by Malcolm Tam   Esther Alcock is a new member of our team here at DanceEast and also volunteers with Suffolk Pride. We wanted to get her insight about the crossroads between the dance world and the queer community, and to find out more about her journey into dance. Hi Esther, thank you for…
16/06/21

Pride, dance and the future. Ten minutes with Stuart Waters

Photos by Rosie Powell   Stuart Waters is a dance artist who has worked with DanceEast on many projects and classes, as well as presenting his own work as part of our theatre programme. Most recently we’ve worked with Stuart on MOVE | TALK | PRIDE, which we talk more about in this interview. Stuart…
15/06/21

RETURN TO THE THEATRE IN AUTUMN 2021

BLKDOG, Far From the Norm. Photo by Camilla Greenwell. DanceEast will finally be able to welcome audiences back to its Studio Theatre in Autumn 2021 – with a staggering Season that, after over a year of closure, promises to be well worth the wait. DanceEast will showcase an exciting collection of truly brilliant artists and…
12/06/21

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DANCEEAST, BRENDAN KEANEY, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE OBE FOR SERVICES TO DANCE

DanceEast is delighted to announce that its Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Brendan Keaney has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2021 and awarded the OBE for Services to Dance. The honour is acknowledgement of both Brendan’s contributions to the cultural sector and his support of DanceEast’s work in the community as a…
21/05/21

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL PILOT PROJECT DANCEEAST LAUNCH A NEW PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS AND CARE STAFF IN LOCAL CARE HOMES

As part of Dementia Action Week DanceEast announce they have been awarded funding to rollout their project, Dance from Home, funded by the Suffolk County Council’s Fairer Health and Wellbeing Project Fund. This will provide the residents of three care homes; Sherrington House (Ipswich), Prince George House (Ipswich), and Cedrus House (Stowmarket) the opportunity to…
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