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Friday, 22 March 2019

 

RUSSELL MALIPHANT COMPANY ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘SILENT LINES’  AT DANCEEAST, IPSWICH

 

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The Olivier Award winning Russell Maliphant Company will hold the world premiere of much anticipated new work, Silent Lines, at DanceEast in Ipswich on 5th and 6th April 2019; a ground-breaking new dance production with video artist Panagiotis Tomaras and new team of exceptional dancers.

 

The premiere at DanceEast, where it is 'Company in Residence', will be followed by a UK national tour running through to October 2019, featuring dates in Nottingham, Newcastle, Guildford, Salford Quays, Wycombe, Birmingham, Taunton, Newport, Lancaster and London with more to be announced.

 

Silent Lines draws upon Maliphant’s tireless research and explorations in dance and experiential anatomy using a unique mix of movement, animated video projection, and lighting. The piece investigates a range of poetic possibilities, using the visually rich and resonant connections between internal and external worlds, the microcosm and the macrocosm.

 

Drawing on methodologies from a variety of movement disciplines to examine qualities and setting these within a world of animated light, Silent Lines explores the endless web of connections we encompass and embody.

 

Russell Maliphant Company was established in 1996 as the framework for Maliphant to initiate productions and to work with his own ensemble of dancers. Since that time, the company has received two Olivier awards, three South Bank Show awards and three Critics’ Circle National Dance awards for best modern choreography, amongst many other national and international awards and nominations.

 

In April 2018, the Russell Maliphant Company became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. This brings an exciting new chapter to the company’s history, becoming Company in Residence at DanceEast, Ipswich.

 

Russell Maliphant says “For this project, I have chosen to delve into the resource of studies and explorations I have made over the years in anatomy, biomechanics and in particular the body’s fascial system in relation to movement training and choreography.

 

“Allowing that to be the theme to inspire and effect the creation, Silent Lines investigates a range of poetic possibilities, using the visually rich and resonant connections between internal and external worlds, the microcosm and the macrocosm. Drawing on methodologies from a variety of movement disciplines and setting these within a world of animated light, this creation explores the endless web of connections we encompass and embody.”

 

Silent Lines is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, and supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne, The London Community Foundation, DanceEast and Ipswich Borough Council. Private supports include, Sandy & Jake Ulrich and Jules Burns.

 

Brendan Keaney, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of DanceEast says:

“This year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Jerwood DanceHouse and we are marking this significant milestone with ten celebratory events. We have a great relationship with Russel that has evolved over many years and as our company in residence, it seemed fitting for his premiere to be one of these events. The building is not only our home, but the home of many artists and companies across the UK. This beautiful building has provided a retreat for artists and is establishing an appetite for dance across the East of England – growing audiences for the sector and providing a warm welcome for touring dance companies, such as Russel’s, when they visit.”

ENDS

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

Box Office 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK

Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW

 

RUSSELL MALIPHANT COMPANY, SILENT LINES

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April | 7.30pm

 

About Russell Maliphant Company:

 

Russell Maliphant Company (RMCo) is an internationally acclaimed dance company founded on the vision of award winning choreographer Russell Maliphant. Through the company’s innovative approach to flow, energy, movement and light, RMCo creates and presents award-winning dance experiences and developmental opportunities to inspire and challenge audiences, professional creatives, emerging talent and young people across the UK and internationally. Maliphant’s dance language spans formal classical and improvised contemporary techniques; draws upon qualities from yoga, capoeira and tai chi; and is heavily influenced by physiology, biomechanics and lighting design. RMCo’s long-term collaboration with lighting designer Michael Hulls has pushed the boundaries between movement and light in over 40 productions to date.

 

About DanceEast

DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading dance organisations. It is based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, the home of dance in the East of England.

 

DanceEast’s programme embraces the artistic, educational, social and recreational roles that dance plays in the local and national arts ecology. It places artists at the heart of the organisation, presenting high-quality, high-profile dance work in the Jerwood DanceHouse and offering artists support, development and stimulation via programmes such as the Associate Artist Scheme, Rural Retreats, Professional Development workshops, advanced level classes and the Choreographic Development Fund. DanceEast has been running a range of innovative community projects for over thirty years, working closely with partners on local, national and international projects.

 

DanceEast is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, and donations from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. Thanks to Catalyst: Evolve funding, all donations DanceEast receives before 31 August 2019 will be matched by Arts Council England £1 for £1, doubling their value. There has never been a better time to donate, and contribute to the future of great dance at the Jerwood DanceHouse.

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