News: Plans to create new dance hub in East London announced

Wednesday 11 May 2016 by Denise Drake

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Plans to create a new dance hub in east London have been announced. By 2021 there are to be a hip hop academy, a ballet school, a choreographic school, two production studios, 16 new dance studios and a 600-seat dance theatre all within a few miles of Stratford.

Three major dance organisations are moving to the area, English National Ballet Sadler’s Wells and Studio Wayne McGregor, all working with local dance agency East London Dance.

“Obviously there’s an element of having to create some of this, but there is also a huge energy and a lot of dance activity in east London. It’s not like you’re going into a barren place with no culture. It’s not a spaceship that’s landed. You’re just giving local people a bit more opportunity” says Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells.

Read the full article in the Evening Standard, 11 May 2016.

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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