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CELEBRATING SOUTH ASIAN DANCE

12 Mar 2024

Image Credit: Kate Green

On Saturday 27 April 2024, we are pleased to be working with Akram Kham Company and Yuva Gati Centre for Advanced Training to bring to Ipswich a day celebrating South Asian Dance.

Dance schools, dance groups, and community groups across Suffolk and beyond are invited to join us at the Jerwood DanceHouse for workshops, refreshments, and to watch the enchanting Chotto Desh by Akram Khan Company.

WHAT’S ON

 

 

 YUVA GATI CAT EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP
11.00AM – 1.00PM

For 11-16 year olds
FREE

Calling all young dance enthusiasts aged 11-16 with an interest in South Asian dance styles! Whatever your previous experience of dance, you can take part in this exciting workshop introducing you to the National Yuva Gati Centre for Advanced Training. Work with a team of professional tutors and artists, and meet like-minded people who love to dance.

The Yuva Gati Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is funded by the Department of Education Music and Dance Scheme and delivered by FABRIC in partnership with Sampad Arts and Heritage. Designed to assist those interested in South Asian dance practices regardless of their personal circumstance, and share world-class specialist training as part of a National programme.

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CHOTTO DESH WORKSHOP
1.30PM – 2.15PM
For 7-10 year olds and their grown-ups
FREE

Join Amy Butler, rehearsal director for Akram Khan Company, to explore the stories and characters from the show, Chotto Desh. This workshop is family friendly, for big people and little people to move together, and no dance experience is required.

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REFRESHMENTS AND ARTS & CRAFTS

We invite you to relax in our foyer throughout the day. Complimentary refreshments and themed Arts & Crafts activities will be available from 11.00am – 2.00pm.

Our café will also be open from 10.00am, serving a variety of hot and cold food and drinks. Keep little ones entertained in our children’s corner, with fancy dress, books, and toys!

 

CHOTTO DESH
2.30PM
Age guidance: 7+
Running Time: 50 minutes
Tickets: from £16, concessions from £12, family ticket £45

DanceEast is delighted to be bringing back Akram Khan’s much-loved family friendly production of Chotto Desh after it premiered at the DanceHouse in 2015. Returning to vapture the attention of a new generation of younger audiences, this adaptation of Akram Khan’s award-winning solo and critically acclaimed piece DESH, is a heart-warming story that follows a young man trying to find his place in the world.

Kathak and contemporary dance are mixed with spoken text, dreamlike animation, visuals, and specially composed music, to create an enchanting and poignant dance-theatre experience for children and their families to enjoy together.

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SPECIAL OFFER

Any young person taking part in the Yuva Gati CAT Experience Workshop can redeem 50% off their ticket price for the above performance of Chotto Desh. This offer has been generously funded by FABRIC’s Yuva Gati CAT programme. In order to receive your 50% off code, you will need to book your place on the Yuva Gati CAT Experience Workshop first.

Please note: tickets to the performance will need to be booked independently. Young people will be unsupervised and will need to be accompanied by an adult or have permission to attend independently.

 

 

If you would have any questions, or would like any assistance booking one of these workshops, please call our friendly Box Office team on 01473 295230.

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