JOIN TWO OLYMPIC STARS AT THE JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

June 1, 2017

LEARN TO LINDY HOP WITH IPSWICH JAZZ FESTIVAL

Workshop details and Box Office information
DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW
Box Office: 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK
Date: Friday 23 June | 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Ticket price: £12

Learn to Lindy Hop, as part of Ipswich Jazz Festival and DanceEast’s Move | Be Moved Season, at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 23 June. In this two-hour workshop, learn social, partner and solo dance skills with one of the most experienced Jazz and Lindy Hop dancers in the UK.

Led by Grounded Movement’s Temujin Gill, this friendly dance workshop brings the original Swing dance from 1930s Harlem bang up to date for 2017. With lots of fun and frolics on the cards, the Lindy Hop workshop is suitable for those with some dance experience, but no partner is required.

Temujin Gill is one of the UK’s most experienced exponents of Lindy Hop and African American Jazz dances. As an ex-Jiving Lindy Hopper, Temujin is also Co-Artistic Director of Grounded Movement, the collective of diverse artists grounded in the rich culture of dances borne from the street.

Temujin choreographed and directed the NHS section of London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, having trained and performed with some of the world’s best Lindy Hop performers. His love for sharing his knowledge with others is epitomised by this exciting Lindy Hop workshop.

Suitable for ages 14+.

OLD KENT ROAD PRESENT TAP JAM – A WORLD-CLASS IMPROVISED PERFORMANCE

Performance details and Box Office information
DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW
Box Office: 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK
Date: Friday 23 June | 7.30pm
Ticket prices: £12, £9 concessions

Images (Photo: Rachel Cherry): https://www.dropbox.com/s/s06vqhg78nibz14/Old%20Kent%20Road%20Fall%20Out%208.jpeg?dl=0

Join three world-class tap dancers, headed by London-based tapper Avalon Rathgeb, as they improvise alongside a live band for a one-off performance at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 23 June.

This hugely energetic evening from Old Kent Road is full of the creative individuality of tap dance, transporting audiences back to the 1930s which saw dancers jam and battle on street corners. Founded by artistic director Avalon Rathgeb, Old Kent Road will create a tap jam for the twenty-first century, having gathered the very best tap dancers and musicians and culminating in hugely passionate performances.

Avalon creates unique tap choreography, constantly raising the game of the UK tap scene. For Tap Jam, she is joined on stage at the Jerwood DanceHouse by tappers Adele Joel and Ryan Campbell-Birch.

Demonstrating improvisation at its finest, this exciting performance event will pay homage to both the history of tap dance and jazz culture too. Audience members tapping their feet are welcome to don their tap shoes and jam along, creating live improvisation at its finest in an all-encompassing performance.

Suitable for all ages.

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