Ballet directors dance in global harmony

BALLET directors from across the globe have committed to forming an international network following a retreat hosted by Ipswich-based DanceEast.The award winning dance company welcomed 25 directors from ballet companies throughout the world to take part in a three-day think tank at Snape Maltings.

BALLET directors from across the globe have committed to forming an international network following a three-day retreat hosted by Ipswich-based DanceEast.

The award winning dance company welcomed 25 directors from ballet companies throughout the world to take part in a three-day think-tank at Snape Maltings.

It was the largest ever gathering of heads of international ballet companies and the first of its kind in the UK. There were representatives from 15 countries and all scales of company and individual experience.

The retreat concluded with a commitment to form an international network of artistic directors to address their main concerns including royalties, creativity and and corporate governance.


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Each company director confirmed a commitment to producing conditions conducive to creativity and including new work as part of an individual and distinctive balance of repertoire.

In a statement they said: "We recognise the impact of artistic, social, economic, technological and political change and the implications of these changes for the future of the art form.

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"It is clear to us that nothing happens in our art form except through the collaborative effort of many people and that ballet companies represent an international community of individuals working towards the same goal."

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