Free Open Workshop with Russell Maliphant Dance Company and EncoreEast

Free Open Workshop with Russell Maliphant Dance Company and EncoreEast

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our free open workshop with Russell Maliphant Dance Company.

Open Workshop for people over the age of 50

Wednesday 23 June 2021; 4.00 to 6.00pm on Zoom

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Russell Maliphant Dance Company (RMDC) and EncoreEast invite community dancers and dance enthusiasts over the age of 50 to join them in a creative dance workshop and conversation on Zoom. The workshop is free of charge. Participants wishing to donate to Russell Maliphant Dance Company can do so here

With support from Arts Council England and DanceEast, EncoreEast is working with RMDC dancers Alethia Antonia and Edd Arnold on a performance project inspired by Russell Maliphant’s production, ‘Silent Lines’.

The workshop will be led by Edd Arnold. It will include an introduction to Russell Maliphant’s artistic practice and explore the approach being taken in the project with EncoreEast. The conversation will include ideas about older people dancing, making and performing dance.  There will be an opportunity to find out more about this exciting project which will culminate in a performance live screened from DanceEast in Autumn 2021. 

Silent Lines was created in 2019 and supported by Arts Council England, DanceEast, Cockayne, The London Community Foundation, Ipswich Borough Council and Lancaster Arts.  The piece was co-produced by Sadler’s Wells. It was inspired by Maliphant’s research and explorations in movement and anatomy to create rich and resonant aesthetics for the stage using a blend of music, movement, animated video projection and lighting.  Drawing on methodologies from a variety of movement disciplines and setting the movement within a world of animated light and atmospheric sound, Silent Lines explores the endless web of connections we encompass and embody.  The film is currently available on Marquee TV.

DanceEast is home to Russell Maliphant Dance Company and managed EncoreEast until theatres and dance studios were closed in March 2020.  Since then, the company of 16 mature community dancers has been developing independently and engaging in a range of projects working on film and in parks and on Frinton Beach.  Find out more at