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SPRING 2018

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WELCOME Welcome to another Spring season here at DanceEast.

2018 is the start of a series of important celebrations for DanceEast. This year is the 10th anniversary of our CAT scheme, and it is hard to believe that it is my fifth year as Artistic Director. It is 40 years since Ipswich Town won the world cup also, and we will be working with colleagues at the New Wolsey Theatre to mark this very special moment in Ipswich’s story. As I write this we are furiously planning for our 10th anniversary in the Jerwood DanceHouse in 2019. It’s hard to believe that we opened our doors to the public in Autumn 2009, but more about that next year.

Brendan Keaney Artistic Director & Chief Executive

CONTENTS WATCH A PERFORMANCE P5–20 GET DANCING P21–24 ABOUT DANCEEAST P25–30 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE P31–32

Meanwhile there is a lot to do, not least getting to see the wonderful performances that we have lined up. We use Spring as the moment to introduce our audiences to new work; this year, however, we are also presenting a significant number of familiar names to regular DanceEast audiences. A season would not be a season without at least one premiere, and in February it is in the shape of Didy Veldman’s The Knot. In addition, Spring would not be Spring without something entirely new: we will be hosting the first visit of Stopgap Dance Company. The UK leads the way in integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance, and Stopgap is at the forefront of this work. Ensure you don’t miss it. If you saw Mark Bruce’s productions of Dracula or The Odyssey, you won’t need to be encouraged to buy tickets for Macbeth. If you have not seen the company before, don’t miss it – it brings a truly amazing combination of high production standards, awesome dancing and great storytelling. Unfortunately, there is far too much happening to talk about it all here, but it would be remiss of me not to mention the season’s opening performance by DanceEast’s resident company, Tilted, and the announcement that PhotoEast will be back animating the Ipswich waterfront in May. While you are enjoying all this great work, behind the scenes we will be preparing for U.Dance, the national festival of youth dance which we will be hosting in the summer. If you want a U.Dance taster, head to University of Bedfordshire for the regional platform where we will decide who will represent the East of England at the national event. Watch this space, it is going to be a very special year. Brendan

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Friday 26 January 7.30pm

CONSTRUCTIONS OF THIN AIR One moment intimately moving, another poignantly absurd, Constructions

From £12, £9 concessions of Thin Air exposes the nature of our desire and refusal to belong. Suitable for all ages JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE CONTEMPORARY PHYSICAL THEATRE Workshop on page 23 Post-show talk

Nine performers merge contemporary dance, physical theatre and everyday objects to transform the stage into shifting architectural landscapes. Constructions of Thin Air unfolds in two acts: the first asks questions about the notion of belonging to systems, whether political, economic, or social; the second provokes thoughts on the notion of home, family and identity. Tilted Productions creates playful and challenging cross-art form collaborations that reimagine the familiar and open up fresh, poetic perspectives on the world we live in. Created by Tilted’s Artistic Director Maresa von Stockert in collaboration with an intergenerational cast, this new work for the stage evolved from the company’s acclaimed outdoor promenade piece BELONGING(s). Funded by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. The creation process was supported by 101 – Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury, and DanceEast, Ipswich.

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DIDY VELDM UMANOOVE AN’S THE KNOT

Following The Happiness Project, which launched her company at DanceEast in 2016, Dutch-born Didy Veldman’s new production is The Knot, an examination of the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. The Umanoove dancers interpret this theme through a supremely physical and theatrical dance language, looking at what a wedding means, how it feels, the role of ritual, doubt, religion, gender and Walt Disney. With music from Stravinsky and Ben Foskett, The Knot will create the atmosphere of a large wedding party in which the performers are the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids, and the audience are the guests.

Friday 9 February 7.30pm From £12, £9 concessions JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE CONTEMPORARY Post-show talk

Commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor and funds from Linbury Trust, The Master Charitable Trust – The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor.

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Youth dance groups from all over the East of England come together for this spectacular event held at the University of Bedfordshire, to showcase the talent of young people in the region. For one night only, this celebration of youth dance welcomes some of the best local dance groups working in a diverse range of styles including contemporary and hip hop; there will be something for everyone from these young and emerging dancers.

Sunday 18 February 7.30pm £10, £7 concessions Suitable for all ages UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

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REGIONAL PLATFORM

This is a great opportunity for young dancers to inspire and be inspired, connect and perform, with the chance of being selected to perform at the three-day U.Dance national event in Suffolk in July 2018. See page 26 for more information.

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Please note – this performance will be held at the University of Bedforshire

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In The Enormous Room, the past is still present and memories collide with reality. Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, the production takes the audience somewhere between this world and the next.

Friday 23 February 7.30pm From £12, £9 concessions JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

Dave’s wife Jackie is gone, but he still sees her everywhere. She is lying in his bed, sitting at the kitchen table and laughing with their daughter Sam. Dave is not going anywhere and has withdrawn into the living room. He has built the walls up high and is refusing to let the future in.

CONTEMPORARY

DanceEast’s performance group for adults with additional needs, Spin Off, will present a commissioned film made with Stopgap company dancers in the Wellbeing Studio at 6.30pm (free).

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THE ENORMOUS ROOM

PHYSICAL THEATRE AUDIO DESCRIBED

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Friday 9 March | 7.30pm

BEAUTIFUL

From £12, £9 concessions Following a sell-out performance in 2016, Sally Marie’s company Sweetshop Age suitability 16+ years Revolution returns to the Jerwood Dancehouse with a brand new piece of (contains sexual content) dance theatre. JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE DANCE THEATRE International Women’s Day accompanying talk on Thursday 8 March – see page 24

BeautifuL encompasses movement and text, exploring love and sexuality from the point of view of women; what is fantasised about, desired and permissible within the complex web of social structures, expectations and cultural history. Extraordinary dancers will lead us through their own experience of sexuality and love, and this is contrasted with an exploration of the history of women’s sexuality over the last three hundred years. This piece, along with looking at gender, will also be celebrating the solidarity of woman, taking femininity to a more truthful place, past the gloss of media spin and pressure to conform. BeautifuL is a doorway into a dialogue about how women and men are experiencing relationships, sexuality and the body right now. And at the heart of it lies a question: how do we love and how has it changed?

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WATCH A PERFORMANCE “Kill for a ticket.” The Observer on Dracula

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The multi-award winning Mark Bruce Company presents a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of human nature. Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths (Jonathan Goddard, Eleanor Duval) unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control.

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 March | 7.30pm From £12, £9 concessions Age suitability 14+ years JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

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With a cast of nine and designed by the creative team that brought audiences Dracula and The Odyssey, this production realises a beautifully harrowing vision of an internal wasteland formed from the pursuit of power through ruthless means.

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Friday 13 & Saturday 14 April | 10.30am & 1.30pm From £10, £7 concessions £30 family ticket Age suitability 3+ years and the whole family JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE FAMILY Family Fun Day on page 24

WHAT THE MOON SAW Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company, What The Moon Saw presents a magical journey through the night! This is a new dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Alone in the world and scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon. The Moon, shining bright, teaches Jack how to be brave by taking him on an amazing adventure across the world, showing him all that he sees and teaching him all that he knows. Watch Jack’s world come to life in this short interactive tale of dance, circus and music, bringing you a trove of secrets and surprises that will delight, excite and charm the whole family. For the ultimate adventure come dressed in your pyjamas!

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DAUGHTER, DAUGHTER – BEFORE I MET YOU

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She is a shadow, she is a mirror.

Friday 4 May | 7.30pm

CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP

Daughter, Daughter peers through the keyhole into the pervasive experience of fatherhood. A split moment and the world is unrecognisable. Without warning, everything takes a new meaning. The depth of responsibility, love, guilt and lack of control. The anxiety and the pride. A feeling of being reborn and wondering – how did I live before? Inspired by real stories from men and their daughters, this show is a highly physical and emotive new dance show about fatherhood. Joseph Toonga shines a stark and honest light on this profound experience through his abstract and signature hip hop and contemporary style. In 2015, Joseph Toonga was the first recipient of DanceEast’s Choreographic Development Fund, enabling his continued artistic development. Joseph was commissioned to make To Be Felt, a spectacular celebration of live cello and dance which was performed at Orford Church in 2016, and as part of the Roman River Music Festival in 2017. DanceEast is proud to continue this relationship as commissioning partner of Daughter, Daughter – Before I Met You.

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“You, and your choreography, are an incredible example of the power of dance to change lives and influence people.” Graham Ambrose (Managing Director at Goldman Sachs)

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SPRING CLASSES 2018 SATURDAY 6 JANUARY – THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018 NO CLASSES DURING HALF TERM W/C MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY LEVEL

TIME

STUDIO

PAY AS YOU DANCE

10.00 – 11.00am

Wellbeing

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

1.00 – 2.00pm

Wellbeing

Ballet

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2.00 – 3.15pm

Red Shoe B

Contemporary (11 – 16 years)

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4.00 – 5.00pm

Red Shoe A

Creative Ballet (4 – 7 years)

4.15 – 5.15pm

Red Shoe B

Springboard (7 – 11 years)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Wellbeing

5.00 – 6.15pm

Ashton

6.00 – 7.00pm

Wellbeing

6.15 – 7.30pm

Ashton

6.30 – 7.30pm

Red Shoe B

7.30 – 9.00pm

Ashton

NEW! Springboard for Tots

11.00am – 12.00pm

Wellbeing

NEW! Jolly Tots (3 – 4 years & Adults)

1.15 – 2.15pm

Wellbeing

Hip Hop (11 –16 years)

5.30 – 6.30pm

Wellbeing

5.30 – 6.30pm

Red Shoe

6.30 – 7.30pm

Wellbeing

6.45 – 8.00pm

Red Shoe

7.30 – 9.00pm

Wellbeing

8.15 – 9.30pm

Red Shoe

3.00 – 5.00pm

Wellbeing

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Contemporary (11 – 16 years)

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Springboard (11 – 16 years) Ballet

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Yoga Ballet

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TUESDAY

Pilates

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Hip Hop Pilates

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Springboard Pilates

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

5.30 – 6.45pm

Wellbeing

Tap

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6.30 – 7.30pm

Red Shoe

Tap

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7.30 – 8.30pm

Red Shoe

These classes are for those with additional needs; ages are for guidance, please call the Box Office to discuss your requirements. † Dance for Parkinson’s classes run from Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 21 March (half term: Wed 14 Feb) * Care to Dance? Classes run from Thursday 11 January – Thursday 22 March (half term: Thu 15 Feb). Please note: classes are subject to change

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LEVEL

STUDIO

PAY AS YOU DANCE

10.00 – 11.00am

Wellbeing

THURSDAY Tots & Co (1 – 3 years & Adults) * Care to Dance?

1.30 – 3.30pm

Wellbeing

Pilates

2.00 – 3.15pm

Red Shoe A

NEW! Creative Ballet (7 – 11 years)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Red Shoe A

Creative Dance (7 – 11 years)

4.30 – 5.30pm

Wellbeing

Creative Dance (11 – 16 years)

5.30 – 6.30pm

Wellbeing

6.30 – 7.45pm

Wellbeing

NEW! Inspired by Ballet Barre

6.30 – 7.30pm

Red Shoe A

Contemporary Technique

7.45 – 9.00pm

Red Shoe A

7.45 – 9.00pm

Wellbeing

8.00 – 9.30pm

Ashton

Egyptian Belly Dance

Egyptian Belly Dance

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2

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FRIDAY Tots & Co (1 – 3 years & Adults)

10.00 – 11.00am

Wellbeing

Jolly Tots (3 – 4 years & Adults)

11.00am – 12.00pm

Wellbeing

Nia Dance

12.15 – 1.15pm

Wellbeing

Pilates

2.00 – 3.15pm

Wellbeing

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SATURDAY Tots & Co (1 – 3 years & Adults)

9.15 – 10.15am

Wellbeing

Creative Dance (4 –7 years)

9.30 – 10.30am

Red Shoe

Yoga

9.30 – 10.45am

Ashton

Creative Hip Hop (4 – 7 years)

10.30 – 11.30am

Red Shoe

Musical Theatre Dance (7 – 11 years)

11.00am – 12.15pm

Wellbeing

Creative Hip Hop (7 – 11 years)

11.45am – 12.45pm

Red Shoe

Muscial Theatre Dance (11 – 16 years)

12.30 – 1.45pm

Wellbeing

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

TERM PAYMENT Adults £86.45, Concessions £74.10, Under 16s £67.93

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

HALF TERM PAYMENT Adults £43.23, Concessions £37.05, Under 16s £33.97

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

PAY AS YOU DANCE Only available for classes marked  Adults £7, Concessions £6, Under 16s £5.50

PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR OUR EARLYBIRD SAVINGS.

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WORKSHOPS DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP WITH TILTED PRODUCTIONS Tuesday 23 January | 4.30 – 6.30pm Join Tilted Productions for a unique dance and physical theatre workshop. You’ll be guided through playful, creative explorations in this workshop, based on the company’s new work. You will collaborate with Tilted’s intergenerational cast, use the show’s set and props, and gain an insight into how the company investigates themes. Whether you’ve never danced before or are a dance professional, this workshop requires only an open mind and curiosity! Age suitability: 55+ years   Price: £12 JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE See p5 – 6 for performance information

STOPGAP DANCE COMPANY TASTER WORKSHOP FOR DISABLED DANCERS Saturday 24 February |11.00am – 12.30pm Stopgap is holding a workshop for prospective candidates for Sg2, the company’s three-year training programme. Sg2 aims to support, develop and prepare emerging talent for a contemporary dance career. Get to know the company ahead of its auditions in April, with an inclusive dance class and introduction to its creative approach. If you are an emerging disabled dancer and you’re serious about a career in contemporary dance, Sg2 could be for you. Price: FREE JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE See p11 – 12 for performance information

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SWEETSHOP REVOLUTION’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TALK Thursday 8 March | 6.00 – 7.30pm Sally Marie will be talking and inviting discussion on women’s experiences of relationships across the last 300 years. Drawing on her research into women and sexuality, which has formed the basis of her new work BeautifuL, this discussion coincides with both International Women’s Day and the centenary of women winning the vote. Audiences are invited for a free glass of wine and a chance to hear some of Sally Marie’s discoveries, with the opportunity for questions and a chance to share your own perspectives. Open to all   Price: FREE THE BARRE | JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE See p13 – 14 for performance information

2FACED FAMILY FUN DAY Saturday 14 April | 9.00am – 3.00pm Enjoy a day of activity for the whole family. The foyer will be alive with arts and crafts pre- and post-performance, including sock-dragon and moon mobile making. Don’t miss the facepainting, and the chance to have your photo taken with the cast. Children under 3 years are invited to take part in a What The Moon Saw Tots class with a parent/carer (during the performance which is for 3+ years).     Price: Tots class £6 (1 tot & 1 adult), additional tots £4 Performance from £10, £7 concessions, £30 family ticket JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE See p17 – 18 for performance information

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ABOUT DANCEEAST

BA (HONSE)GREE DANCE D IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK Our BA (Hons) Dance programme is the first two-year work-based dance degree in the UK, representing a unique partnership between the University of Suffolk and DanceEast. The degree will be hosted at the Jerwood DanceHouse and students will work with professional dance artists, companies and specialists in related subjects to create, manage, see and participate in dance performances, classes and projects. They will gain invaluable experience from working with internationally renowned dance companies such as Hofesh Shechter, Jasmin Vardimon Company and James Cousins Company, and alongside highly specialised classes such as Dance For Parkinson’s and innovative community and education projects. Experience and employability will be enhanced through a unique interdisciplinary approach to dance that brings together a number of departments at the University, from health science to education to photography and film. Responding to growth in demand for dance artists working in health, education and community settings this innovative course will prepare you for a successful career within this context. The programme will be led by Stephanie Schober, founder of the Stephanie Schober & Dance Company, Head of 3rd Year at Trinity Laban and former resident dance artist at the SouthBank Centre. The degree will provide a unique pathway for young dance artists to bridge vocational training with professional experience and it will open opportunities for the internationally established dance artists associated with DanceEast to play a proactive part in nurturing future generations. Two start dates are available enabling studies to begin in September 2018 or January 2019: Year 1: Sep – Jun, and Year 2: Sep – Jun Year 1: Jan – Jun, Sep – Dec, and Year 2: Jan – Jun, Sep – Dec Find out more and apply at www.uos.ac.uk/dance

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U.DANCE 20 18 The nation’s annual youth dance festival will be hosted by DanceEast for the first time this year. Each year U.Dance showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country in a range of performances, as well as providing young people with the chance to take part in workshops and masterclasses with dance industry professionals, and inspire each other with a love of dance. The 2018 event will run from 10 – 14 July in the East of England. Working in partnership with One Dance UK, DanceEast is excited to welcome the prestigious event, and continue to champion youth dance in all its forms. DanceEast has played host to regional U.Dance heats since 2012 as the East of England partner organisation, with each heat culminating in one national U.Dance event each year. In true U.Dance tradition, the 2018 event will further extend DanceEast’s offering of dance opportunities. It will showcase the strength and talent of young dancers from across the country, and enable hundreds of young dancers to participate in classes, workshops, careers sessions and social activities during the three and half day residential. Additional specialised projects are also hoped to increase the dance opportunities for children and young people in the region for 2018, expanding the reach of U.Dance to young people in Suffolk and across the region. Find out more about U.Dance www.u-dance.org

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CENTRE FOR ADVANCED T RAINING The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is one of ten National Centres for Advanced Training with funding from the Department for Education (DfE), aimed at young people aged 10 to 18 years with exceptional potential in dance. As this is the most committed and intensive of DanceEast’s youth activity, training is suited to those who aspire to pursue a career in dance, or at least are ready to make a commitment to intensive training. The scheme is devised to prepare young dancers for full-time professional dance training and includes tuition in five core areas:

• Technique (Contemporary & Ballet) • Creative dance and choreography • Performance • Health education (including injury prevention, nutrition, Pilates and yoga)

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This combination of classes is intended to give students a strong basic grounding in technique and creativity, to enable them to apply to a range of vocational schools and universities with a broad set of skills. We will begin our search for young talent from across the region in January for the 2018/19 academic year. Schools workshops and public taster workshops in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk will be available. Check the CAT page on our website to find out more. Contact the CAT Team on cat@danceeast.co.uk or call 01473 295234


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PS O H S K R O W T FREE CAD & OPEN AY 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/guardians will have the opportunity to speak directly with the management team. Monday 12 February 1.00 – 4.00pm | Ipswich Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW Tuesday 13 February 1.00 – 4.00pm | Cambridge Long Road Sixth Form, Long Road, Cambridge CB2 8PX Wednesday 14 February 1.00 – 4.00pm | Colchester Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LL Thursday 14 February 1.00 – 4.00pm | Norwich The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NY Sunday 22 April 1.00 – 4.00pm | Ipswich Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW

OPEN DAY Sunday 22 April 11.00am – 3.00pm The Open Day will give prospective students and parents/guardians the opportunity to see the DanceEast CAT in action. There will be the opportunity to watch classes, speak to members of staff and current CAT students, and have a tour of the world-class facilities.

HOW TO BOOK The Taster Workshops and Open Day are free to attend but places must be booked in advanced. Please call 01473 295230 or visit www.danceeast.co.uk

AUDITIONS Entry to the scheme is through a two-stage audition process. Everyone who applies will be invited to take part in a Stage 1 audition. Selected applications will then participate in a Stage 2 audition and interview. Places will be offered by the end of July 2018.

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TOWN DAN WITH UNIT CES Look out for Town Dances in Hadleigh and Stowmarket, a project commissioned by DanceEast and funded by Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council. The project will bring together over 120 performers from schools and community groups to create two film portraits, one for each town in Spring 2018. The project is led by UNIT, a collaboration between choreographer Tom Hobden and film director Kate Flurrie. UNIT will work with local schools, community groups and individuals in each town, encouraging storytelling and the sharing of key life moments that tie people to the town in which they live. These views and memories will be used as the starting point for the creation of dance movement, filmed on location in homes, community centres and sites of local interest involving the community, and supported by professional dancers. At its culmination, the project will have built a filmed portrait of each town, to be screened in a local venue in 2018 and available online. For further information see danceeast.co.uk or email carole.creasey@danceeast.co.uk

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F O P A M E C N A D T F O T S E LOW Over the next two years, DanceEast, in partnership with Suffolk Museums, will create a Dance Map of Lowestoft, celebrating the town’s historic landmarks and heritage through dance. The project will bring the town’s community together to celebrate its heritage – raising pride and a sense of place, and building community cohesion through engagement with great dance. This intergenerational participatory project, working with schools and community groups, will create a vibrant ‘live’ celebration of key histories and artifacts that tell the story of the town. Captured on film, footage from the Dance Map will be turned into permanent and online exhibition material, producing a lasting record of the project which will complement the existing collections and exhibitions at Lowestoft museums. Lowestoft Dance Map is part of Making Waves Together, a wider partnership project led jointly by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council, and funded by the national Great Places Scheme. This is seeing communities and organisations in both areas work together to boost the cultural offer, and drive cultural reimagination as a way of supporting success in the seaside towns. For further information see danceeast.co.uk or email alison.hartley@danceeast.co.uk

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JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

HIRE THHEOUSE DANCE We are very proud of our amazing building and are keen to share it with the wider community whenever we can. The iconic building houses many flexible, vibrant spaces – all of which are available for hire:

• 200 seat Studio Theatre • Four world-class dance studios • Therapy Room • Cafe • Foyer and Bar • Whistler Gallery • The Retreat The spaces are not only suitable for artistic purposes such as rehearsals and performances, but are also great for corporate events like AGMs, Staff Briefings, Meetings or Away Days. Our professional team will provide the guidance and expertise to ensure the success of your event.

The venue has already played host to many local and national organisations including the Royal Academy of Dance, BBC, NFU Forces Mutual, Landseer Players and Oyster Community Press – we would love you to be next! “The students absolutely loved performing at your wonderful venue” Theatre Emporium “Our time at DanceEast was a joy, all thanks to the fantastic team” National Youth Dance Company “DanceEast couldn’t have been more helpful on the night and in the run-up to the performance” YMCA “The set up was effective and professional, as were the facilities” Ipswich & Suffolk Business Club For details of our affordable rates or to check availability, please contact Maggie Powell, Venue Hire Co-ordinator. 01473 295240 | hires@danceeast.co.uk


FAIRY TALE DREAM

JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE

COMMUNITY HIRES THURSDAY 18 JANUARY | 7.00PM FRIDAY 19 JANUARY | 7.00PM SATURDAY 20 JANUARY | 2.00PM & 7.00PM Follow Magpie Performers into Pantoville to meet some of the most loved characters of the fairy tale world in the age-old battle of Good vs. Evil. Will our Prince get the Princess? Will our nameless protagonist ever get his Happy Ever After? Will our comedy pair ever go up the hill? With an original score, Fairy Tale Dream is a fantastically funny experience that will have the whole family singing, dancing and laughing. Price: £12 adult, £6 child, £9 concessions, £26 family ticket (two adults, two children)

LANDSEER PLAYERS – THE WIZARD OF OZ THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY | 1.00PM FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY | 7.30PM SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY | 1.00PM & 6.00PM Follow the yellow brick road on a magical journey from Kansas to the Emerald city, in a dazzling and high energy panto version of this beloved musical alongside Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins! Click your heels and join us in this Wizardly Wonderful treat; there’s no place like the theatre. Price: £12.50, £10.50 concessions

ENCORE DANCE COMPANY TUESDAY 24 APRIL | 7.30PM Encore Dance Company, the 3rd year Graduate Company from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, returns with an exciting mixed programme of all dance genres. This year’s show includes works by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Ernst Meisner, Kerry Nicholls and many other world-acclaimed choreographers. Price: £15, £13 concessions | buy five tickets for the price of four

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HOW TO BOOK PERFORMANCES

CLASSES AND COURSES

Individual show ticket prices can be found on each show page. Book early to get the seats you want at the best deal, as prices will change as the demand for tickets increases. See below for more information.

Please visit our website or contact our Box Office to find out about booking our Spring term of classes and courses.

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 from £30 for four people (max. two adults) are available for What The Moon Saw.

SCHOOL GROUPS £6 student tickets, plus one teacher free with every 10 booked, are available on all shows.

EXTRA INFORMATION ACCESS 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.

ARTS AWARD CENTRE DanceEast offers the opportunity for children and young people to gain a nationally recognised qualification, Arts Award, through selected programmes such as projects and courses (look out for badged Arts Award activities throughout the year).

ARTS AWARD SUPPORTER

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

Organisations bearing the Arts Award Supporter badge offer activities, events, expertise or resources which help young people working towards their Arts Award.

DYNAMIC PRICING

ARTSMARK

Performances that are priced dynamically have ‘From’ in front of the starting cost as an indicator. This means dynamic pricing is implemented when we have sold a certain proportion of the theatre, so please book early to ensure you get the best possible deal.

Artsmark is an award for schools which demonstrate their commitment to embedding arts and cultural provision at the heart of their school. If your school is registered with Artsmark, call 01473 295233 to speak to our Head of Creative Programmes about how we can support you.

GROUP BOOKINGS

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. 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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Jerwood DanceHouse Foundry Lane Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1DW

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

Monday – Thursday

9.00am – 9.30pm

Friday

9.00am – 7.00pm *

Saturday

9.00am – 6.00pm *

Sunday

10.00am – 5.00pm *

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

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JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE  IPSWICH SPRING 2018 BROCHURE

Cover photo: Chris Parkes Design and production by Spring agencyforchange.co.uk

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