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Dance East to host Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare




Archie Sullivan and Luke Francis in the Northern Ballet production, The Tortoise & The Hare. Picture: Brian Slater ANL-160303-122417001
Archie Sullivan and Luke Francis in the Northern Ballet production, The Tortoise & The Hare. Picture: Brian Slater ANL-160303-122417001

For the first time ever, Northern Ballet will perform in Ipswich at Dance East’s Jerwood DanceHouse with its re-imagining of Aesop’s fable Tortoise & the Hare, giving children and young families the chance to experience and enjoy live dance, music and theatre.

As part of its extensive national tour, Tortoise & the Hare will be performed on Wednesday, March 23 at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Once upon a time there was a speedy hare who never stopped talking about how fast he could run.

Tired of being teased for his slowness, Tortoise challenged him to a race. No one thought he could win, but life is full of surprises!

Tortoise & the Hare is the latest in the company’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for Small People.

Daniel de Andrade, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Short Ballets for Small People, said: “These ballets are classic tales beautifully retold through dance and are the perfect introduction to ballet for children and young families.

“I am thrilled at how extensively this latest production will be touring, bringing the magic of ballet to many audiences across the country.

“It will provide a wonderful opportunity for children and their families to enjoy live performances designed especially for them and will hopefully inspire a new-found love for dance, music and theatre.”

Tickets are priced at £10, £7 concessions, £30 family ticket, £5 schools groups and can be bought from the box office on 01473 295230 or www.danceeast.co.uk.



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