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WELCOME 2016 was a great year for all of us at DanceEast and early indications are that 2017 is going to be even better! Yet again we are bringing some extraordinary performances to Ipswich. I am particularly pleased to be welcoming the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company to the DanceHouse for the first time. Shobana is not just a great creator she is also a pioneer, do not miss this!! There is also a range of work for audiences of all ages so do take a good look, there really is something for everyone. We are delighted to have been successful in our bid for Arts Council Catalyst funding which means that every donation Brendan Keaney we receive from now until August 2019 is doubled. There has Artistic Director never been a better time to support DanceEast and ensure & Chief Executive that the next generation can continue to enjoy world class performances, classes by fantastic tutors and benefit from CONTENTS life-changing projects in Ipswich and across the region. There is WATCH A PERFORMANCE more info on page 4. P5 – 24 GET DANCING P16, 25 – 30 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE P31 – 32

You may have noticed that we had the builders in recently and the staircase from the foyer has been removed. This is the first of a few improvements we will be making to the public areas of the DanceHouse so that your experience with us is the best it can be. There will be an exciting celebratory moment of the completion of these works in May – watch this space and we hope you can join us! We really do love to hear what you think about how we are doing. If you would like to share an experience of yours please email, leave a Trip Advisor review, call us or pop in and let us know. Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon. Brendan

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SPRING HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES Each year we provide community projects across the region for people of all ages to engage with great dance. – Spring Showcase page 7 – U.Dance page 8 – The Inkwell page 11

FAMILY SHOWS This spring we have three performances and wrap around activities which are perfect for a family day out and introducing your little ones to dance. – Casson & Friends page 5 – Second Hand Dance page 13 – Northern Ballet page 17

INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES Some of the performances this season bring cultural diversity to Ipswich, with influences from Africa, India and Korea as well as various places along the famous Silk Road. – Shobana Jeyasingh Dance page 9 – Tavaziva page 15 – José Agudo page 19 – James Cousins page 21

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THANK YOU ‌

As a registered charity, we are incredibly thankful to all our funders, friends, best friends, patrons, corporate supporters and loyal attendees for their generous support.

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It is thanks to their support that we are able to programme exceptional dance and deliver remarkable life-changing projects, providing everyone with the opportunity to experience great dance.

A special thank you to our patrons and corporate sponsors. Mr and Mrs James Barclay, Scilla Dyke, Lizzie Fargher, Mr and Mrs Alan Grieve, Amanda Maxwell, Martyn Rose, Sally Walton, Elizabeth Wellesley-Wesley, Mrs Beryl Chaplin and Alan Swerdlow. DANS-EZ, M.R. King & Sons, Novotel - Ipswich, Pentahotels - Ipswich, Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Woodward Markwell Insurance Brokers, Lattice Lodge and our media partners Ipswich Town & Waterfront.

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“A hybrid story that has the wit of the physical and the playfulness of the imagination, a brand of theatre that comes from the heart as well as the head.”


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S D N E I R F & N O S S A C NIGHT AT THE THEATRE

Saturday 4 February 1.30pm & 4.30pm

A fantastic introduction to dance and theatre for young people and an accessible performance for everyone, with just a hint of audience participation.

£10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30

Enter the playful world of Casson & Friends and discover the magic of making theatre. If you love an adventure, come along and let your imagination go wild as you join the cast in discovering the amazing things that can happen at the theatre. Night at the Theatre combines a mixture of dance theatre, audio-description and imaginative storytelling. When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…

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SPRING S HOWCAS E Saturday 11 February 4.30pm & 7.30pm £10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE COMMUNITY

Featuring DanceEast’s performance companies: Boys United, Dance Unlimited, EncoreEast, Suffolk Junior Dance Company, Spin Off and students from the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), this showcase presents a variety of styles from all ages. With exciting original works created especially for this evening, Spring Showcase offers a chance for friends and family and the people of Ipswich to see talented local dancers perform. This is also a great opportunity to discover more about our performance companies and CAT if you fancy getting involved! Groups have worked with their tutors and guest choreographers to create work to music selected by classical music composer Mark Bowden, currently Resident Composer at BBC National Orchestra Wales and the 2011/2012 Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company.

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T S A E E C N A D . U Youth dance groups from all over the East come together for this spectacular event to showcase the talent of young people in the region. This one night only celebration of youth dance welcomes some of the best local dance groups; working in a diverse range of styles including contemporary, hip hop and more, there will be something for everyone from these young and emerging dancers. This is a great opportunity for young dancers to inspire and be inspired, connect and perform with the chance of being selected to go through to the three-day U.Dance National Festival in Birmingham this coming July.

Sunday 12 February 7.30pm £10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE COMMUNITY

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The Guardian

“Shobana Jeyasingh is one of the most gifted choreographers living and working in Britain” London Evening Standard

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“…marvellously intense… the double edges of clarity and complexity, contrast and connection, are pure Jeyasingh.”


Internationally-recognised choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has been creating dynamic, fearless and enigmatic dance works for over 27 years. She is hugely influential and has collaborated with some of the most exciting musicians and artists of our times. Material Men redux is performed by two dazzling dancers of Indian heritage, each choosing styles that couldn’t be more different; classical Indian and hip hop. They share a history rooted in the dark realities of colonial migration and plantation labour and this performance will explore the violence of loss and the creation of new ways of belonging. Material Men redux features a score by acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin including sound design by Leafcutter John. It is played live on stage by The Smith Quartet.

Friday 24 February 7.30pm From £12, £9 concessions School groups Age suitability 12yrs+ JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

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MATERIAL MEN REDUX

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN HIP HOP LIVE MUSIC

In 2012, 2013 and 2015, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company was nominated Best Independent Company by the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards and in 2014 received the Award for Excellence in International Dance from the International Institute of Dance and Theatre.

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L L E W K N I E H T Saturday 11 March 4.00pm & 7.00pm £10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE COMMUNITY Supported by Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council and Forest Heath District Council.

DANCEEAST, MARY DAVIES, LYNNETTE KING AND CAROLINE MUMMERY DanceEast presents its much anticipated annual community dance project with a cast of up to 200 people from across the Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Forest Heath districts. Over the 12-week project, each participant draws on their own skills and creativity, exploring tales of dreams and imagination that culminate in this performance. Using movement, animation and puppetry, The Inkwell will explore a world of secret, mysterious places, inspired by short stories from celebrated children’s author and illustrator Shaun Tan. Created by choreographers Mary Davies, Lynnette King and Caroline Mummery and the participants.

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Image: Special thanks to author Shaun Tan for this illustration from his book Tales from Outer Suburbia

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Teatime in Wonderland (on Grass)

D N O SEC D DANCE HAN Saturday 18 March 4.00pm Sunday 19 March 11.00am Monday 20 March 10.30am £10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30 School groups £6 Age suitability 4yrs+ JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

GETTING DRESSED Dive into a dancing world of colour and clothes. Ever put your coat on the wrong way? Couldn’t find the arm holes in your trousers? Or just had a day where you didn’t want to wear clothes? Join Second Hand Dance in a world of colour, texture and movement as they invite us all to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, tempting us to get dressed just a little bit differently. Climb mountains of clothes, plunge into piles of pants or swing in swathes of skirts. Big or small, scratchy or soft, ordinary or extraordinary – clothes and getting dressed will never be the same again.

FAMILY DANCE THEATRE Commissioned by Gulbenkian, University of Kent. Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Pavilion Dance South West and made in association with Nottingham Lakeside Arts, DanceEast, Southbank Centre, South East Dance, The Point and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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“Sweet, funny, heart-melting, with fascinating choreography.”


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Friday 31 March | 7.30pm

AFRICARMEN

From £12, £9 concessions A fusion of ballet, contemporary and African dance is what makes Bawren School groups £6 Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story so beautiful, sensual and Age suitability 12yrs+ (please note this performance contains a reference to sexual violence) JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE DANCE THEATRE AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY

strikingly powerful. Performed by six stunning dancers, Africarmen ignites this classic tale of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife. Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun. This performance is high-energy and fast-paced, taking you on a powerful journey through Carmen’s tragic search for a better life. The specially commissioned original soundtrack is composed and arranged by composer and trombonist Fayyaz Virji, founding member of The Jazz Warriors and member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

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GET DANCING – YOUTH PERFORMANCE PROJECT Participants will work with distinguished choreographer and director Bawren Tavaziva, and one of the Company’s former dancers, Katie Cambridge, to create a new piece of work based on Tavaziva’s critically acclaimed production Africarmen. Over the course of the project, participants will delve into the world of Africarmen by learning repertoire from the production. The project will culminate in a professionally made dance piece, which will be performed as a curtain raiser at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 31 March.

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DanceEast is looking for 15 dancers aged 16–21yrs to join Tavaziva live on stage at the Jerwood DanceHouse.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any young dancers with previous dance experience, looking to create and perform work alongside a touring professional dance company. To register your interest, please contact Lizzie.Croucher@danceeast.co.uk for an application form. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY.

“Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable…“ The Times

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Saturday 8 April 12.00pm, 2.00pm (relaxed performance see page 33) & 4.00pm

GOLDILOCKS & THE THREE BEARS

£10, £7 concessions Family ticket £30

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!

JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE CHILDREN’S BALLET FAMILY

With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed.

Bringing this classic children’s story to life, this 40-minute performance is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

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PREVIEW

O D U G A JOSÉ Friday 28 April | 7.30pm

SILK ROAD

From £12, £9 concessions A celebration of diverse cultures and dances as strong, yet as delicate, School groups £6 as silk itself. JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE INDIAN CONTEMPORARY Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, ZfinMalta, DanceEast, Dance4, Akademi. Supported by Arts Council England, Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, ImPulsTanz Vienna, Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Images of pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers create a universal, yet personal story of East meets West in the 21st century. Collaborating with classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, José Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique, contemporary style. José has performed with, among others, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Ballet de Marseille, and has collaborated with Akram Khan Company since 2011 on DESH, the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony, iTMOI, TOROBAKA and Chotto Desh (at DanceEast in 2015).

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Silk Road is a fascinating and vibrant exploration through dance, of rituals that took place along this ancient trade route across Asia, revealing the lesser-known connection between classical Indian dance and Flamenco.


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“An eclectic mix of influences that is bearing fruit in the style of their own work.”

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“Choreography that feels freshly minted… Cousins is a talent to watch” The Guardian

S N I S U O C S E M A J Y N A P M CO ROSALIND

Friday 5 May | 7.30pm

James Cousins’ latest work is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong and independent heroines: Rosalind. Set in a modern city – conservative by day, wonderland by night – the curious, courageous heroine Rosalind embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fuelled by love and oppression.

Age suitability 12yrs+

The Rosalind of Shakespeare’s play As You Like It is a clever, funny wordsmith. In this unique production, created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, Cousins takes her passion and eloquence beyond words, to somewhere only movement can go. James Cousins was the inaugural winner of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award in 2012 and since then he and his company have gone from strength to strength, performing across the globe. Rosalind received its world premiere at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in Korea. James Cousins is a former DanceEast Associate Artist and his company last performed at the Jerwood DanceHouse with the critically acclaimed There We Have Been and the world premiere of Without Stars in September 2014.

From £12, £9 concessions School groups £6

JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE Commissioned and supported by the British Council as part of the Shakespeare Lives programme. Co-commissioned by Arts Council Korea, The Place and Tramway, Glasgow. Supported by Seoul Dance Centre and Seoul Performing Arts Festival. Tour support by Arts Council England.

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COMING SOON! Beautifully revealing…Unforgettably good.’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

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COMPAN Y CHAME LEON Friday 12 May | 7.30pm

WITNESS

From £12, £9 concessions Company Chameleon produces inspiring and original dance theatre productions in Manchester, which tour across the world. Following School groups £6 Age suitability 11yrs+ JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE

the high-energy performance of Beauty of the Beast in June 2016, this performance delves deep into an issue which affects one in four of us each year. Turning the spotlight on mental health and the things we choose to hide, this captivating double bill features a rich mix of dance and movement styles, intimate solos, emotive duets and powerful ensembles. Touching, sad, funny and absurd, this is relevant and up-to-the-minute dance theatre at its best. Witness, the main piece in this double-bill, is a sensitive portrayal of how loved ones cope when mental health problems take hold of someone close. Raw and insightful, Witness breaks down preconceptions by uncovering the realities of an illness, which is too often misunderstood. Words Unspoken, a short work exploring the untold secrets of the performers on stage, is the opening piece of this double-bill. Six dancers perform flawlessly formed movements in a striking and synchronised style. The effect is hypnotic and provides the perfect opener to what is a captivating production.

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C I L B U P CAS SUITES CURIEUSES

Friday 19 May | 1.30pm

Inspired by one of the best-loved fairy tales and featuring famous characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Suites Curieuses mischievously plays in the shadows of a magical world where animation comes to life.

Saturday 20 May 11.00am & 1.30pm

This 45-minute playful work is the perfect length for children aged 2+years. It features stunning theatrical staging and beautiful interaction between dancers and projections; don’t forget to keep an eye out for the toy train! Cas Public is a Canadian dance company celebrating 25 years of creativity, humour and dance theatre. Suites Curieuses will be sure to capture the imagination of adults and children alike, making it an experience the whole family can enjoy together.

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SPRING CLASSES 2017 MONDAY 9 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017 NO CLASSES DURING HALF TERM SATURDAY 11 – FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY TIME

TUTOR

STUDIO

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10.00 – 11.00am

Tina Kitley-Sparks

Wellbeing

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MONDAY Tots & Co (1 – 3yrs & Adults) Nia Dance

1.00 – 2.00pm

Linda Sharp

Wellbeing

Ballet

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2.00 – 3.15pm

Gail Lister

Red Shoe B 

Contemporary (11yrs+)

1

4.00 – 5.00pm

Tina Kitley-Sparks

Red Shoe A

Creative Ballet (4yrs+)

4.15 – 5.15pm

Gail Lister

Red Shoe B

Springboard (7yrs+)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Lynnette King

Wellbeing

5.00 – 6.15pm

Tina Kitley-Sparks

Ashton

6.00 – 7.00pm

Lynnette King

Wellbeing

Contemporary (11yrs+)

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Springboard (11yrs+)

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Yoga

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6.00 – 7.00pm

Nick Maggs

Red Shoe B 

Ballet

1

6.15 – 7.30pm

Gail Lister

Ashton

Yoga

1

7.00 – 8.00pm

Nick Maggs

Red Shoe B 

Ballet

2

7.30 – 9.00pm

Gail Lister

Ashton

Tots & Co (1 – 3yrs & Adults)

10.00 – 11.00am

Sarah Franklin

Wellbeing

Jolly Tots (3 – 4yrs & Adults)

11.00am – 12.00pm Sarah Franklin

Wellbeing

5.30 – 6.30pm

Avant Garde Dance

Wellbeing

5.30 – 6.30pm

Michael Mann

Red Shoe

6.30 – 7.30pm

Avant Garde Dance

Wellbeing

6.45 – 8.00pm

Michael Mann

Red Shoe

7.30 – 9.00pm

Helen Foot

Wellbeing

8.15 – 9.30pm

Michael Mann

Red Shoe

3.00 – 5.00pm

English National Ballet Wellbeing

5.30 – 6.45pm

Mary Davies

Wellbeing

TUESDAY

Hip Hop (11yrs+) Pilates

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Hip Hop Pilates

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Springboard Pilates

2

WEDNESDAY † Dance for Parkinson's Time to Dance (50yrs+) Tap

1

6.30 – 7.30pm

Mark Connell

Red Shoe

Tap

2

7.30 – 8.30pm

Mark Connell

Red Shoe

These classes are for people with additional needs; please call the Box Office for more information. Dance for Parkinson’s classes run from Wednesday 18 January – Wednesday 29 March. * Dance for Dementia classes run from Thursday 19 January – Thursday 30 March. †

Please note: classes are subject to change

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TUTOR

STUDIO

PAY AS YOU DANCE

10.00 – 11.00am

Sarah Franklin

Wellbeing

1.30 – 3.30pm

Tom Hobden & Sarah Lewis

Wellbeing

Pilates

2.00 – 3.15pm

Sam Whitfield

Red Shoe A 

Creative Dance (7yrs+)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Vicki Jacobs

Wellbeing

Musical Theatre Dance (4yrs+)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Nicola Roberts

Red Shoe A

Creative Dance (11yrs+)

5.30 – 6.30pm

Vicki Jacobs

Wellbeing

6.30 – 7.45pm

Henrietta Lewis

Wellbeing

6.30 – 7.30pm

Nicola Roberts

Red Shoe A 

7.45 – 9.00pm

Henrietta Lewis

Wellbeing

8.00 – 9.30pm

Gaye Gorman

Ashton

Tots & Co (1 – 3yrs & Adults)

10.00 – 11.00am

Sarah Franklin

Wellbeing

Jolly Tots (3 – 4yrs & Adults)

11.00am –12.00pm Sarah Franklin

Wellbeing

Nia Dance

12.00 – 1.00pm

Linda Sharp

Wellbeing

Pilates

2.00 – 3.15pm

Michael Mann

Wellbeing

Contemporary Technique

5.45 – 7.00pm

Mary Davies

Ashton

Tots & Co (1 – 3yrs & Adults)

9.15 – 10.15am

Tina Kitley-Sparks

Wellbeing

Creative Dance (4yrs+)

9.30 – 10.30am

Nicola Roberts

Red Shoe

Yoga

9.30 – 10.45am

Yan Thompson

Ashton

Creative Hip Hop (4yrs+)

10.30 – 11.30am

Avant Garde Dance

Red Shoe

Musical Theatre Dance (7yrs+)

11.00am – 12.15pm Nicola Roberts

Wellbeing

Creative Hip Hop (7yrs+)

11.45am – 12.45pm Avant Garde Dance

Red Shoe

Musical Theatre Dance (11yrs+)

12.30 – 1.45pm

Wellbeing

THURSDAY Tots & Co (1 – 3yrs & Adults) * Dance for Dementia

Egyptian Belly Dance

1

Inspired by Musicals Egyptian Belly Dance

2

Yoga

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Nicola Roberts

AGES

LEVELS

Classes are for everyone over 16 years of age unless a specific age is given in brackets.

Classes are suitable for all levels of experience and ability unless stated:

1 for people with little experience 2 for people with some experience

PLEASE SEE HOW TO BOOK ON PAGE 33 FOR CLASS PRICES AND OFFERS.

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WORKSHOPS SHOBANA JEYASINGH OVER-55s WORKSHOP THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY | 2.30 – 4.30PM Inspired by Shobana’s unique dance style and approach to choreography, participants will explore the fascinating world of Material Men redux, see page 10, and engage with themes of migration and identity. Delivered by company dancers, who have worked extensively with education groups and the company, the workshop will include an introduction to Bharata Natyam and contemporary dance techniques, the vocabulary and choreography of Shobana Jeyasingh and creative tasks. Age suitability: Over-55s  Price: £12

NORTHERN BALLET SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2.00 – 3.00PM (4–6YRS & ADULTS) 3.30 – 4.30PM (7–10YRS) Northern Ballet is visiting DanceEast on Saturday 8 April, see page 17, with Goldilocks & the Three Bears. This retelling of the famous children’s story is the perfect introduction to ballet and live performance. In these two workshops participants will have the opportunity to work with a professional ballet company and explore the story and characters whilst learning steps from the production. 4-6yrs: adults required to attend, £8 (1 adult + 1 child, additional adult £3, additional child £2) 7-10yrs: adults not required to attend, £8 per child

JOSÉ AGUDO’S REPERTOIRE & RHYTHM MASTERCLASS SATURDAY 22 APRIL | 11.00AM – 1.00PM José’s class is fast-paced and aims to improve stamina through precise and simple movement patterns. José will explore ideas and repertoire from his new creation Silk Road, see page 20. The production is influenced by the beautiful rhythms from Flamenco and Kathak traditions bringing them into a contemporary context. Participants will have fun learning and exploring these rhythmic structures at the heart of the workshop. Age suitability: 14yrs+  Price: £12

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FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY | 9.30AM – 2.30PM This GCSE Workshop Day is a great opportunity for dance students to work with two professional companies from the AQA GCSE Dance Anthology: StopGap and James Cousins. Students will attend both workshops throughout the day and have the chance to learn from industry professionals and ask questions ahead of their GCSE exams. Please note this is for schools only.

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GCSE WORKSHOP DAY Age suitability: School Years 10 and 11   Price: £20 per student

STOPGAP StopGap artists Laura Jones and Siobhan Hayes will be delivering an in depth look into the AQA GCSE Dance Anthology set work – Artificial Things. The workshop will start with a contemporary dance class and include learning repertory from Artificial Things, as well as exploring creative tasks the company used when creating the piece.

JAMES COUSINS Based on Within Her Eyes, the workshop content has been designed by the company in collaboration with experienced GCSE dance teachers to make clear links to the GCSE specification. Students can watch James Cousins Company perform his new piece of work, Rosalind, at DanceEast on Friday 5 May, see page 22 for more info.

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R O F E R T N G CE N I N I A R T ADVANCED The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is one of ten National Centres for Advanced Training aimed at young people aged 10 – 18 years with exceptional potential in dance, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). As this is the most intensive and committed of DanceEast’s youth activities, training is suited to those who have aspirations to pursue a career as a dance professional, or at least are ready to make a commitment to intensive training.

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The scheme is devised to prepare young dancers for full-time professional dance training or university and includes tuition in five core areas:

• Technique • Creative and choreography • Performance • Health education (including injury prevention, nutrition, Pilates & Yoga)

• Enrichment activities (including theatre trips) and workshops in a range of styles.


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FREE CAT WORKSHOPS & OPEN DAY TASTER WORKSHOPS It is recommended that all CAT applicants attend a Taster Workshop. Children and young people will take part in contemporary and creative dance workshops, led by the CAT teaching team. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to speak directly with the management team. All parents/guardians must attend. Monday 13 February 1.00 – 4.00pm | Ipswich Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW Saturday 4 March 1.00 – 4.00pm | Colchester Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LL Saturday 18 March 1.00 – 4.00pm | Cambridge Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9LX Saturday 25 March 1.00 – 4.00pm | Norwich The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NY

OPEN DAY SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017 Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW The Open Day will give prospective students and their families the chance to see the DanceEast CAT in action. There will be the opportunity to watch classes, speak to members of staff and current students and have a tour of our world-class facilities. Participants will also take part in a range of workshops led by the teaching team. Parents/ guardians must attend.

HOW TO BOOK The Taster Workshops and Open Days are free to attend but places must be booked in advance. Please call 01473 295230 or visit danceeast.co.uk/ get-dancing/centre-for-advanced-training

AUDITIONS Entry to the scheme is through a two stage audition process. Everyone who submits an application will be invited to take part in a Stage 1 audition which involves practical dance sessions and lasts half a day. Selected applicants will then have the opportunity to participate in a Stage 2 audition and interview. Places will be offered by the end of July 2017.

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HIRE THE DANCEHOUSE Whether you are hosting a private or corporate function, need rehearsal space or are searching for a venue to perform in, all spaces at the Jerwood DanceHouse are available for hire. The iconic building houses a number of flexible, vibrant spaces including:

• 200 Seat Studio Theatre • 4 World-Class Dance Studios • Therapy Room • Seminar Room • Café • Foyer & Bar Area • Gallery Space • The Retreat

The emphasis is on friendly professionalism, there is no standard package and we are happy to adapt the space and our service to meet your specific requirements. The spaces are not only suitable for artistic purposes such as rehearsals and performances but are also great for corporate events like AGMs, conferences, meetings and parties. The venue has played host to prestigious organisations including Age UK, British Red Cross, Creative Minds Project, The Environment Agency, Morgan Sindall, Shakespeare Schools Festival, The Design Council and UK Power Networks. For details of our affordable rates or to check availability, please contact Maggie Powell, Venue Hire Co-ordinator. 01473 295240 | Maggie.Powell@danceeast.co.uk


LANDSEER PLAYERS | CINDERELLA THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY | 2.00PM FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY | 7.30PM SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY | 2.00PM & 7.30PM

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COMMUNITY HIRES The Landseer Players are excited to bring the most magical pantomime of them all to the Jerwood DanceHouse. With hit songs, sparkling costumes and lots of laugh out loud moments you are guaranteed to be entertained. Book your tickets early to be sure of your place at the ball. Price: £12, £10 concessions

CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY | ANNIE WEDNESDAY 12 & THURSDAY 13 APRIL | 2.30PM & 7.00PM The CTC’s Junior Company will take to the stage this April to bring you the family favourite, ANNIE JR! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. ANNIE JR includes all of those unforgettable songs such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, “Easy Street”, “I Don’t Need Anything But You”, and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”. Price: £15, £12 concessions

TRING PARK | ENCORE DANCE 2017 THURSDAY 20 APRIL | 7.30PM The 2017 Encore Dance Company tour runs from 15th April to 7th May and will travel the length and breadth of England and Wales. The 20 strong cast will dance a range of diverse dance works including Elite Syncopations choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan with the music of Scott Joplin. The company will also perform an extract from the ballet Traces by Cathy Marston (former Director of the Bern Ballet in Switzerland). Other notable choreographers will include Egor Menshikov, Jodie Blemings and Terry Wright to name but a few. Price: £12, £10 concessions

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HOW TO BOOK PERFORMANCES

CLASSES AND COURSES

NEW THE MORE YOU WATCH THE MORE YOU SAVE!

NEW THE MORE YOU DANCE THE MORE YOU SAVE!

Book 2 or more shows by 1 January and save 25% Book 3 or more shows by 1 January and save 30%

Book 2 courses by 1 January and save 25% Book 3 courses by 1 January and save 30%

Individual show ticket prices can be seen on each show page. Do book early to get the seats you want at the best deal as these prices will change as the demand for tickets increases.

To make these savings multiple courses must be booked by one individual, for a full term and paid for by 1 January.

CONCESSIONS If you are aged under 26, over 60, registered disabled or on income support, tickets cost from £7, please see individual show pages. If you do not need a concessionary rate ticket please tell us at the time of booking and we can ‘donate the difference’. As a registered charity every little donation makes a big difference to us.

FAMILY TICKETS Family tickets at £30 for 4, up to max 2 adults, are available on selected shows.

LOYALTY DISCOUNT If you danced in the autumn term class programme you qualify for the best price in the new spring term – book by 9 December and save 20% on Standard price. Adults £58.52, Concessions £50.16, Under 16s £45.98.

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT Book your spring term of classes by 8 January and save 10% on Standard price. Adults £65.84, Concessions £56.43, Under 16s £51.72.

STANDARD

£6 Student tickets, plus 1 teacher free with every 10 booked, are available on selected shows.

Book your spring term of classes at the beginning of term, 9 – 14 January to secure your place and make savings. Adults £73.15, Concessions £62.70, Under 16s £57.48.

GROUP BOOKINGS

PAY AS YOU DANCE

SCHOOL GROUPS

For bookings of 10+ save 10% – please call our friendly Box Office team on 01473 295230.

Only available for classes marked  on pages 25 & 26 Adults £7, Concessions £6, Under 16s £5.50.

ACCESS A Relaxed Performance is one which has been carefully adjusted to reduce anxiety or stress for those who might otherwise find the experience unsettling or difficult.

To ensure that your visit is as smooth as possible, please contact us in advance to advise of any access needs or to reserve a wheelchair space.

For more information, please speak to our Box Office team on 01473 295230.

All discounts are subject to availability, only one discount applies and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or concession. Concessions for classes and courses are classified as over 60, student, registered disabled and income support. Classes for Tots & Co (1 adult & 1 Tot) are the same prices as concessions listed above. Additional Tots can be purchased at £4 per Tot. Once purchased, performance, classes and workshop tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. The information in this booklet was correct at the time of going to print. DanceEast reserves the right to amend prices, discounts and benefits at any time. Fees and transaction charges are subject to change.

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*Opening hours will be revised for performances and events. Please call to check opening hours before making a special journey.

DanceEast accepts no responsibility for any loss or personal injury at its events. DanceEast reserves the right to substitute artists and vary the advertised programme if necessary. No refund can be given unless an event is cancelled. Full terms and conditions can be found online. Registered Company No. 3463592 Registered Charity No. 01066825 VAT No. 835077128

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