DanceEast presents an evening of new dance, with a focus on female choreographers, by some of the most talked-about contemporary dance artists.
Guest Speaker announced: R. Justin Hunt is a performer, producer and lecturer based in London. He is one-third of I’m With You a performance producing collaborative. He is one-half of the Haus of Husbands which runs the international touring salon Naked Boys Reading. He is more well known as his other half, Dr Sharon Husbands, everyone’s favourite know-it-all drag queen. In other fractions he is Executive Producer of Chisenhale Dance Space and Adjunct Professor of Sexuality Studies at Syracuse University, London.
TRIBE – STILL I RISE 19:00 -19:30 – STUDIO THEATRE
(work in progress)
Five female dancers combine raw and energetic dance with instinctual physicality and emotive, cinematic movement. A journey of simmering unison, stunning partner work and tender solos all performed with a gut wrenching power.
Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise, this defiant piece by choreographer Victoria Fox Markiewicz is set to a pounding rhythm and creates an intense, stark piece where hope dies last.
NORA – NORA TALKS 20:00 – 21:00 – WELLBEING STUDIO
In conversation with Stephanie McMann, Eleanor Sikorski, Flora Wellesley Wesley
Who decides what an audience sees? How does a dancer choose who to work with? How do we encounter things beyond what we ‘like’? How do we reach diversity and sustainability in the dance scene?
Over the last few months, Nora, the three dancers, have been asking themselves and other artists these questions. In this talk and discussion they will share the fruits of this period of international research.
“intellectually curious, funny and rude, possessed of chameleon stage talents and a taste for risk.” The Guardian (on ‘Nora Invites’)
SARAH BLANC – IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN 21:30 STUDIO THEATRE
Sarah Blanc recounts her past dating life through the songs of her first love – Jason Donovan. Presented in a lecture-style format, alongside a cardboard cut-out Jason, she offers important life lessons for those with too many broken hearts, through dance, theatre, comedy and a whole lot of lycra. Nothing can divide us with Sarah to guide us.
The piece was first created and presented for The Place’s emerging choreographer’s platform Resolution! in February 2014. The show has since been developed with creative support from mentors Bryony Kimmings and Aletta Collins.
2016 South East Dance Brighton Fringe Award Winner
‘This is a piece told with such brutal honesty that many wept with laughter.’ Vikki Vile
‘This is definitely the most fun you’ll have at a dance show during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015’
Cloud Dance Festival Review * * * * *
Please note: This show is part of PULSE Festival 2017. Tickets for this performance must be booked through The New Wolsey Theatre Box Office here.
This performance will be at DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, IP4 1DW.
Please note all timings are approximate.