News: British Dance Edition 2004

Friday 22 August 2003

British Dance Edition 2004
British Dance Edition, showcasing the best of British dance in performance, takes place early next year, for the first time in Cambridge. Hosted by Dance East, the 3 day event runs from 29 – 31 January. It will include 30 British Dance Companies, 18 performances across 6 different venues in Cambridge, a trade fair at The Guildhall, ‘Dance for Camera’ discussions, classes and workshops and an outreach programme of dance work suitable for flexible spaces or young audiences.

Cambridge Arts Theatre will feature programmes of work by George Piper Dances, a mixed bill by CandoCo, Scottish Dance Theatre, Maresa Von Stockert and a platform of new South Asian dance with performances by Sonia Sabri, Mavin Khoo and Liz Lea.

Cambridge Corn Exchange will be host to a triple bill every evening with programmes of work by Shobana Jeyasingh, Richard Alston, Arc, Random, Rambert and Henri Oguike dance companies, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Russell Maliphant and Charles Linehan Company.

Highlights at the Mumford Theatre include performances by Protein Dance, Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, Eddie Ladd, Madame Galina, a futuretec platform with work from Darren Johnston and Tom Sapsford and a triple bill of black British dance with performances by Robert Hylton Urban Classicism, Irven Lewis and Jean Abreu. A new technology venture with the Mumford Theatre means that these performances will be broadcast live to big screens across Cambridge and the surrounding area and on the BDE website.

Other highlights include Walker Dance & Park Music performing a new work in West Road Concert Hall, a solo by Wendy Houstoun in the Arts Picturehouse, and Divas Dance Theatre’s Liz Aggiss in a performance at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge’s largest modern art gallery.

A daily performance of work suitable for programming in flexible spaces and for young audiences will be presented in villages outside Cambridge including Random Dance Company with their children’s work ALPHA, Bare Bones and New Art Club.

Thurs. 29 & Fri 30 Jan. will each begin with a ‘Dancing Screen’ discussion in the café-bar of the Arts Picturehouse. Forums will feature Wayne McGregor and Katrina McPherson, who will show excerpts of their work and discuss dance on screen. On 31 Jan Arts Council England will host a discussion entitled ‘why programme international dance?’
The BDE2004 trade fair will be open daily from 10am until 4pm, providing a central networking point for everyone involved in BDE, whether promoter, artistic director, artist or educator.

BDE2004 is supported by Arts Council England, Scottish Arts Council, Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridge County Council, British Council, ANDA, Cambsdance, The Junction CDC, The Mumford Theatre, The Corn Exchange, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Queens’ College, Anglia Polytechnic University, Kettle’s Yard, The Arts Picturehouse, Homerton College, Borders Bookshop, Addenbrookes Hospital.

For more info. contact Alex Roberts, tel. 01223 246 861 or alex@bde2004.co.uk
www.bde2004.co.uk

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