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.
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.
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.