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19th September 2017

DanceEast announce new season


DanceEast’s Autumn 2017 season is jam-packed full of national and international dance.

With a fantastic line-up for audiences of all ages at the Jerwood DanceHouse from now until December, there will be internationally-recognised dance companies, family friendly shows and even a world premiere making up this highly-anticipated season.

National Dance Company Wales and Scottish Dance Theatre will present work in Ipswich for the very first time. National Dance Company Wales presents a new triple bill, performed by technically brilliant dancers. The three contemporary works which will be presented are full of character, and will inspire audiences with quirky and engaging choreography. There is also the opportunity to watch the company live on stage in class: a great opportunity to peek behind the scenes.

Scottish Dance Theatre will bring a double bill to Ipswich, fusing dance styles and blurring the boundaries between ballet, contemporary and hip hop dance. The company will present highly physical work and a multitude of musical genres, from beats to Bach and Chopin.
Joss Arnott Dance forms DanceEast’s Autumn world premiere, presenting a triple bill of athletic and adrenaline-fuelled new work. A Movement in 3 and RUSH sit alongside the internationally award-winning solo V, with another first for the company: live music.

Former DanceEast Associate Artist Alexander Whitley’s 8 Minutes takes on the immensity and large scale of space when his company visits the Jerwood DanceHouse, drawing inspiration from solar science research, film and a specially-created score by electroacoustic innovator Daniel Wohl.

The Farm will be journeying from Australia’s Gold Coast to perform in Ipswich for the first time, bringing Cockfight, a cross between The Office and an Australian style cage-fight. It will be a dark but surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre full of slow motion fight sequences and physical risk-taking.

Avant Garde Dance’s Fagin’s Twist, which premiered at the Jerwood DanceHouse in 2016, will return with the untold story of Dickens’ notorious and complex villain, portrayed through Tony Adigun’s unmatched contemporary hip hop dance style.

The Buildy-uppy Dance Show from Anatomical presents something magical for young children, an, interactive theatrical adventure. It is the perfect family treat alongside this year’s Christmas show. The Borrowers will be based on Mary Norton’s much-loved book, with more contemporary dance, physical theatre and animation bringing this story about tiny people to life for Christmas.

Danceeast’s international autumn season is on sale now. To book tickets, contact the Box Office team on 01473 295230 or visit danceeast.co.uk

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