The Village


jerwood dancehouse & The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Following the success of Finding Home in 2014, DanceEast presents The Village, another large scale community dance performance project, at the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich and the Apex, Bury St Edmunds. This year DanceEast is delighted to be joined by newly formed company Unit made up of DanceEast Associate Artists Tom Hobden and Kate Flurrie.

The Village is inspired by the hundreds of little villages across England. The audience will zoom in and out of local characters’ lives to reveal a web of community spirit.

The cast includes up to 200 performers from local schools in the Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Forest Heath districts, DanceEast Performance Groups; Suffolk Junior Dance Company and Spin Off as well as community participants. This exciting new cast will include participants who have never danced before alongside aspiring new talents of the future. Unit will work alongside DanceEast Core Tutors Caroline Mummery and Lynnette King.

You can expect striking cinematics, emotional narratives and a performance that will bring the extraordinary out of a community.

Taking part in the performance are Boxford Primary School, East Bergholt Primary School, Forest Heath Academy & Elvedon Primary School, Ormiston Sudbury Academy, St Christopher’s Primary School, Stowmarket Middle & High Schools
and Thurston Community College.


Tickets for the performance on Wednesday 25 March must be booked through The Apex. By clicking here you will be redirected to the Apex website where you can book your tickets or call The Apex on 01284 758000.

Supported by The Apex, Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council, Forest Heath District Council and Councillor Lisa Chambers

Booking Information

Dates and Times
Please note: Tickets for this event will be allocated to performers as a priority Any unallocated tickets will go on sale on Saturday 14 February. Please call the Box Office on 01473 295230 if you qualify for priority booking.

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