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New season at DanceHouse

DanceEast is delighted to announce its spring/summer season 2015. Performance highlights over the coming months include the return of the critically lauded One Night Stand series, a programme of new work from the best new dance companies staged for one night only. Presented this year are 2Faced Dance, Aakash Odedra Company, Gandini Juggling. James Wilton Dance, Robert Clark and Theo Clinkard.

Continuing the Snape Dances programme in collaboration with Aldeburgh Music, DanceEast will present the latest work from Wayne McGregor/Random Dance entitled Atomos. Other partnerships this season will see New Wolsey Theatre hosting New Art Club as part of We Are Ipswich and following the huge success of Finding Home in 2014, DanceEast and Associate Artists Tom Hobden and Kate Flurrie (Unit) will present The Village, another large-scale community dance project with performances at both the Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich and The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

DanceHouse2Faced Dance presents Dreaming In Code on Friday 6th February. Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive and instinctive brand-new double bill performed by one of the UK’s most innovative male dance companies. 2Faced Dance combine athletic contemporary dance with heart in the mouth breakdance moves. Featuring a breathtaking collision of kinetically charged dance and theatre, with music by Angus MacRae and Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski, 2Faced Dance explore what the future could look like in this powerful and fearless work. Bold, risk-taking and adrenalin-fuelled, yet agile and graceful, 2Faced Dance seek to push the boundaries of the physical, producing dance works that demonstrate unique artistry, but also challenge and entertain.

U.Dance East celebrates and showcases excellence in youth dance from across the East of England on Sunday 22nd February. This regional event marks an opportunity for performance groups to come together in a series of selected workshops before performing new, devised works in an exciting mixed bill. This full day of activities is part of U.Dance, the UK’s biggest platform for youth dance. A nationwide programme led by Youth Dance England, U.Dance brings together and supports those who organise youth dance performances, whilst raising awareness of events across the wider dance sector and beyond.

Wayne McGregor/Random Dance presents Atomos at Snape Maltings Hall on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February. DanceEast and Aldeburgh Music continue the hugely successful Snape Dances series with the presentation of Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor’s latest work Atomos. Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation, Atomos is the newest work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer McGregor. Known for his unique, tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science and through the body and mind, McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.

Aakash Odedra Company presents Murmur & Inked on Friday 6th March. Murmur & Inked is a new double bill from Aakash Odedra Company. Artistic Director Odedra is one of the most sought-after British choreographer/dancers today. Originally trained in the South Asian styles of kathak and bharatanatyam, Odedra has developed a distinctive movement style following intensive training with some of the most prestigious choreographers in the world.

DanceEast & Unit present The Village on Saturday 14th March at Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich and on Wednesday 25th March at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. 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. This exciting new cast will include participants who have never danced before alongside aspiring new talents of the future. Unit will work with DanceEast Core Tutors Caroline Mummery and Lynnette King.

There will be a Family Funday at DanceEast on Sunday 22nd March, from 10am Tickets: £3 – £4, Family Ticket £12. This fun-packed morning of activities for families kicks off with the return of Baby Loves To Boogie Children’s Disco. Following on from the successful Halloween Funday, this daytime dance party for parents with babies, toddlers and children up to 5 years comes complete with a DJ and is guaranteed to get you and your little ones moving and grooving – all at a baby friendly volume so the whole family can party together. Tickets cost £3 – £4 and includes entrance to the Baby Loves To Boogie Disco as well as arts and crafts activities, exciting games and fantastic face painting. Age suitability children under 5yrs and their parents

This is just a small snapshot of what’s on offer at DanceEast this season, for more information about the many shows and events on offer and to book tickets visit www.danceeast.co.uk or telephone the Box Office at 01473 295230.

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