It’s back! following last year’s popular festival we are delighted to host our second annual Community Dance Festival at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich.
7 Schools, 1 Town is a project in partnership with Gecko. In 12 groups, 360 pupils aged 8 – 10 years that feed Northgate High School will be exploring what it is like to be a student in Ipswich today.
Each of the groups have taken part in workshops using dance and physical theatre and film making over the past six months to explore their idea of place, identity and home.
There will be screenings of each film in each school and a showing of all eight films at DanceEast as part of the Move | Be Moved Festival.
This celebratory performance platform will showcase the best local community and performance groups from across the region demonstrating the variety and breadth of talent on offer in the area.
An evening of new and experimental work in progress from local artists involved in the DanceEast Creative Heart Network.
The Creative Heart Network is a group of artists working with movement practice who meet regularly to network, share ideas and collaborate. Here, they share their work in its rawest form, presenting ideas and material at different stages of its development.
As an audience member, this is your opportunity to be the first to share in an idea, discover new artists and become part of the creative process; ask questions, be part of the discussion and provide invaluable feedback.
HOST is an event about shifting attitudes to older people in dance performance contexts, focusing on the artistry of choreographing with older bodies. The day will include workshops, presentations from experienced artists and a facilitated panel discussion, and will end with a sharing of performance work and film. This event is for older dancers, as well as practitioners, leaders and choreographers, and those working with older people.
12.00 | Shared lunch
13.00 | Workshops led by specialist artists, including Danielle Teale and Mary Davies
14.30 | Presentations by Sonia York-Pryce and Jennifer Jackson
15.45 | Panel discussion
17.30 | Performances from The Elderberries, Countpoint Dance, Damn Fine Dance (choreographed by Molly Wright) and others
This event is designed specifically to celebrate dance taking place in schools and colleges from across the country. It provides the opportunity for young people and children to showcase their dance talents in a professional theatre venue.