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DanceEast hosts international choreographic residency

Posted on July 28, 2011

dancehousedavidparryIn August, 15 choreographers from around the world will come to DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich for the annual Danse à Lille/Les Repérages international choreographic residency.

 

The project brings together British-based choreographers, invited by DanceEast, with choreographers selected by partner organisations to take part in Les Repérages in France. As a partner in the Danse à Lille platform Les Repérages, DanceEast has been taking UK-based artists to Lille for a number of years, showing their work to new audiences and to 14 international producers.

 

Choreographer Kim Brandstrup will mentor the choreographers in a week focusing on the relationship between music and dance. Oliver Coates, composer in residence at the Southbank Centre, will lead on the music side, with classes taught by Elisabetta D’Aloia. The residency will include daily class, sharing of choreographic practice, movement and music workshops and the sharing of knowledge and skills from a diverse range of choreographers.

 

The 15 participants are:

 

Ji Park (Korea/UK)

James Cousins (UK)

Hubert Essakow (UK)

Harriet Macauley/Pair Dance (UK)

Maija Hirvanen (Finland)

Gianfranco Celestino (Luxembourg)

Jasper van Luijk (The Netherlands)

Andrea Gallo Rosso (Italy)

Katja Wachter (Germany)

Mélanie Demers (Canada)

Eva Bertomeu (Spain)

Pravdan Devlahović (Croatia)

Alexandra Waierstall (Germany)

Alex Neoral (Brazil)

 

Picture: The Jerwood DanceHouse. Photograph: David Parry

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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