From Saturday 19 May – Saturday 27 May the public spaces of Ipswich will be brought to life with dance, turning the stories and memories of the community into movement.
Festival Quartiers Danses, DanceEast and Greenwich Dance are delivering a two-year project with choreographer, and DanceEast Associate Artist, Tim Casson as part of a British Council and Quebec Government Cultural Cooperation project.
In 2017, Casson flew out to Montreal to attend the Quartiers Danses festival where he worked with two Quebec artists to create a ‘dancing postcard’. The choreography that formed the dancing postcard was created by speaking to members of the public in Montreal about their favourite parts of the city.
Throughout May 2018 the process will be repeated and between Saturday 19 May and Friday 26 May, Casson and the team of Canadian dancers will pop up at locations around Ipswich to meet the public, collect their stories and create the dance.
On Sunday 20 May, 11.00am – 12.30pm, an open coffee morning will be held at the Jerwood DanceHouse, inviting the public to join the team for a cup of tea and to share their stories.
On Saturday 27 May, the dancing postcard will be performed as part of the PhotoEast festival against a photographic installation by artist Bill Jackson.