Open Workshop for people over the age of 50
Wednesday 27 October 2021; 4.00 to 5.30pm on Zoom
Russell Maliphant Dance Company (RMDC) and EncoreEast invite community dancers over the age of 50 to join them in a creative dance workshop and conversation. The workshop is free of charge and participants are invited to donate to Russell Maliphant Dance Company.
With support from Arts Council England and DanceEast, EncoreEast is working with company dancers Alethia Antonia and Edd Arnold on a performance project inspired by Russell Maliphant’s production, ‘Silent Lines’.
Our second open workshop will be led by Edd Arnold and Alethia Antonia and is taking place at the end of the creative stage of the project. 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 on 3rd November 2021.
Silent Lines was created in 2019, co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and supported by Arts Council England, DanceEast, Cockayne, The London Community Foundation, Ipswich Borough Council, and Lancaster Arts. 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.
To take part in the workshop go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/russell-maliphant-dance-company-and-encore-east-open-workshop-tickets-166916982187