First Steps

Indicative of the development of EncoreEast we have been exploring choreography, mentored by Mary Davies. Six company members have led small groups of dancers over a 12-week project. Each dance is unique. This process and current outcomes are digital, the aim is for all dances to be performed live.

Turn Around (Sue Sinclair): A zoom film experiment to choreograph a four-part harmony song, first sung in a zoom recording for the Ipswich Arts Association Celebration 2020, replacing singers with six dancers.

The Hold (Jeanette Siddall, Margaret Williamson, Pam Candler): A promenade piece for The Hold inspired by its space, collections and ideas.

Who’s viewing? (Andy Newman): A piece drawing on behaviours and thoughts of people in galleries and museums.

Home (Lyn Matthews): Celebrating our dwellings across the world and how they provide sanctuary and joy. The app “What3Words” was used to locate each dancer’s home and provide movement stimulus.