Our Town Dances in Hadleigh and Stowmarket, is a project commissioned by DanceEast and funded by Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council. The Project will bring together over 120 performers from schools and community groups to create two film portraits, one for each town and screened in a local venue in April 2018.
The project was led by UNIT, a collaboration between choreographer Tom Hobden and film director Kate Flurrie. UNIT worked with local schools, community groups and individuals in each town, encouraging storytelling and the sharing of key life moments that tie people to the town in which they live. These views and memories have been used as the starting point for the creation of dance movement, filmed on location in homes, community centres and sites of local interest involving the community, and supported by professional dancers.
You can find more information on Dance East and Our Town Dances here