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Re:Bourne at DanceEast

Posted on April 20, 2011

vicky evans and academy students

vicky evans and academy studentsRe:Bourne (Adventures in Dance), the charitable educational wing of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, has become an associate company of DanceEast. The new partnership will collaborate and develop projects in Ipswich and the surrounding region.


The partnership will work towards increasing recruitment and visibility for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme at DanceEast. It will develop projects that will bring young people together from London, as well as the region, and encourage the development of dancers and choreographers through workshops and performance opportunities. The aim is to bring many more people into direct contact with dancers from New Adventures, while raising the profile of DanceEast and its base, the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich.


Vicky Evans of Re:Bourne has been working with DanceEast Academy students on a new work, to be premiered at the opening of the new building for the Berlin Staatsballett school in June. From 1995, Evans was a member of Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, and of its successor, New Adventures.


Bourne said: “I am delighted that DanceEast have invited Re:Bourne (Adventures in Dance), the charitable arm of New Adventures, to become an associate company. This builds on the work Re:Bourne has been developing, whose principal aim to to expand the accessibility and understanding of dance/theatre and to encourage widespread participation in dance both as participants and audience members. We have built up an excellent relationship with audiences across this part of the country over a number of years. I believe this will be strengthened by the partnership, and offer exciting new opportunities for young people, in particular, to connect with dance.”


Picture: Vicky Evans with Academy students. 

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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