EncoreEast and Russell Maliphant Dance Company present Focus

EncoreEast and Russell Maliphant Dance Company present Focus


A unique evening of film, conversation and the premier of Focus, a production created by Alethia Antonia, Edd Arnold (RMDC dancers) and EncoreEast, the Ipswich-based company of mature dancers. Inspired by Maliphant’s production Silent Lines, performed at and live streamed from DanceEast on Wednesday 3 November 2021, 7.30pm.

This performance marks the culmination of a creative co-designed project funded by Arts Council England and Russell Maliphant Dance Company. A collaboration that included open on-line workshops – attracting participants from across the world, rehearsals on zoom, and a more traditional in person rehearsal period.

Running alongside the creation of Focus, RMDC has been investigating how Maliphant’s approach has enabled the dancers’ development and how a distributed leadership approach has enabled the development of EncoreEast as a company.

The evening will begin with a conversation discussing the project and ideas of ‘beauty of art’ and community practice. Followed by a short film of the making of Focus and finishing with the live performance from the outstanding company members of EncoreEast.

Booking for the evening in-person or live-streamed from DanceEast:

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