As participant ethnographic research and dancer with EncoreEast I have spent many hours wondering, why? Why do sixteen older adults spend so much emotional and physical energy learning, creating and performing dance.
I now have an approach that finds space in my body, to move not just with muscle and levers, but with the whole of my body’s structure. I can see how to use its architecture, extending the ease and range of movement by flowing from, through and out of all the connections and spirals in my body.
Each week EncoreEast share their thoughts, feelings, struggles and joys as we engage with RMDC’s technique and creative process. So, it seems important to write collectively, combining our voices to share our experience of the first two sets of live workshops with Edd Arnold and Alethia Antonia.