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Move for fair pay and conditions in dance

Equity, the artists’ trade union, and DanceEast have agreed an innovative policy on choreographic commissions. An attempt to tackle low pay and poor conditions in commissioned dance work, the policy will apply to all commissions awarded by DanceEast from January 1, 2017. The policy has several key elements. It requires choreographers to pay rates that […]

November 2015 issue

There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are reviewed […]

August 2015 issue

There’s a Russian feel to this month’s issue, as we speak to Bolshoi director Sergei Filin, look back at a turning point for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and report from a St Petersburg conference on the future of ballet choreography. Elsewhere, we look at The Australian Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, and come back […]

Applications open for Rural Retreat

Applications are now open for the seventh Rural Retreat for established and aspiring leaders in dance. The next retreat, held in Ipswich from January 2 to 4, will be aimed at future leaders from different dance forms, parts of the world and backgrounds.

New director for DanceEast

Brendan Keaney (pictured), currently director of Greenwich Dance, has been appointed artistic director and chief executive of DanceEast, Ipswich. He replaces Assis Carreiro, who has left to direct the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and will take up the post in March 2013.

Assis Carreiro to direct the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Assis Carreiro, the driving force behind DanceEast, has been appointed artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. She joins the Antwerp-based company at a difficult time. The previous director, Kathryn Bennetts, clashed with the Flemish culture minister, Joke Schauvliege, over plans to amalgamate the Antwerp opera and ballet companies under a single intendant.

DanceEast hosts international choreographic residency

In 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.

New centre for choreography at DanceEast

DanceEast at the Jerwood DanceHouse has launched a new National Centre for Choreography, a research and development initiative that allows experienced choreographers to experiment freely with other artists, without the pressures of producing a final product.

Aspiring directors for Rural Retreats

DanceEast has announced the names of 26 aspiring artistic directors who will attend its latest retreat.

Re:Bourne at DanceEast

Re: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.

Alternative Christmas show at DanceEast

The Italian company TPO return to the DanceHouse with The Japanese Garden from December 13 – December 19.

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