The Village

The Village was inspired by the hundreds of little villages across England and the personal stories and relationships that weave themselves together. UNIT’S dance performance project commissioned by DanceEast, Babergh District Council , Forest Heath Council and Mid Suffolk Council sold out all three performances at the Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich and The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. The cast included nearly 200 performers from local schools in the Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Forest Heath districts, DanceEast Performance Groups and community participants.

Commissioners: DanceEast, Babergh District Council, Mid Suffolk Council
Dancers: Sarah Lewis, Di Gooding, Steph Lincoln, Freya Brown, Ben Todd Jones, DanceEast performance companies; Boyz United, Suffolk Youth Dance Company and dancers from DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training.

Show pack details

Running time

90 min


Charlotte Haddon

Numbers on the road



DanceEast, The Apex, Babergh district council, Mid Suffolk District council.

Lighting design

Damien Goddard

Photo credit

Rachel Cherry



April 2016


5 community groups (primary, secondary, care home, adult)


April 2016 Jerwood Dancehouse Ipswich. 

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