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Press Release 30 May 2003 DanceEast to Host British Dance Edition 2004 in Cambridge
In 2004, DanceEast, the National Dance Agency for the East of England, will be hosting British Dance Edition on behalf of ANDA (The Association of National Dance Agencies). British Dance Edition (BDE) is a biannual performance platform showcasing performances for national and international dance promoters and venue managers from across Britain and around the globe. BDE2004 brings the best of British Dance to Cambridge for 3 days: 29, 30, 31 January.
Dance companies and artists who have been invited to participate in BDE 2004 have been selected on artistic excellence and represent a wide range of styles and genres. The full programme will be announced on 1 August.
Companies already confirmed include Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, Arc Dance Company, Jasmin Vardimon, George Piper Dances (aka TV’s The Ballet Boyz), Scottish Dance Theatre in a new work by Beth Cassani, as well as the companies of Russell Maliphant, Fin Walker, Henri Oguike, Shobana Jeyasingh and Richard Alston. BDE2004 will feature late night programmes of work by Welsh artist Eddie Ladd, and Wendy Houston. ‘Rising Stars’ of British Dance featured in the programme include Jerwood award winner Maresa von Stockert, LeaDance, Sonia Sabri, Mavin Khoo and Robert Hylton. A Futuretec programme will feature Darren Johnston and Tom Sapsford.
Partner venues for BDE2004 include The Corn Exchange, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, the Mumford Theatre, West Road Concert Hall and the Junction CDC.
At BDE2004, the artistic programme will be complemented by a large trade fair in the Guildhall in the centre of Cambridge, providing a central meeting point for BDE delegates, dance artists and the general public. Dance classes and workshops will take place around the city, which will be open to local dancers as well as BDE artists.
New to BDE 2004, are a series of performances reaching out into rural communities in Cambridgeshire. DanceEast is working in partnership with Cambsdance to present performances and outreach workshops at Impington Village College, Comberton Village College and Witchford Village College. These venues will be hosting performances of ‘Alpha’, Random Dance Company’s new children’s work, a mixed bill by Birmingham-based company BareBones in a programme of work by William Tuckett, Kim Brandstrup, Robert Moses, Carol Brown and Frantic Assembly, as well as New Art Club.
As a warm-up to the 3-day event, The Arts Picturehouse will be showing selected dance films in the weeks leading up to BDE2004. The Arts Picturehouse will also be a venue for daily morning ‘Dance for the Screen’ discussions with, among others, Wayne McGregor and Katrina McPherson. The cinema will also be used as a performance venue, with Wendy Houston presenting her new piece ‘Don’t be Disheartened’.
As part of its commitment to wider access, DanceEast is joining forces with The Junction and Anglia Polytechnic University to broadcast all of the Mumford Theatre performances live to screens at various locations throughout Cambridgeshire. These performances will also be broadcast via a live webcast on the internet.
BDE2004 is supported by the Arts Council of England, Arts Council England East Lottery Fund, Scottish Arts Council, the British Council, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, ANDA (the Association of National Dance Agencies), Cambsdance, the Junction CDC, Queens’ College, Cambridge University, Anglia Polytechnic University, Borders Bookstore and City Screen.
For more information about British Dance Edition 2004 and to join the mailing list please contact Alex Roberts, BDE2004 Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)1223 246 861or Assis Carreiro, Director, DanceEast at email@example.com
+44 (0)1473 639 234.
Mailing Address: British Dance Edition, c/o Cambsdance, 6 The Old Maltings, 135 Ditton Walk, Cambridge, CB5 8PY.
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