Elizabeth Rose Arifien
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Elizabeth Rose Arifien

Movement Director & ChoreographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Elizabeth Rose Arifien

Movement Director & ChoreographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Elizabeth creates emotive performances for others driven by personal and societal themes. She aims to bring attention to underrepresented voices through movement. Founder and artistic director of Creative Dance London and Co- Founder and Co - Artistic Director of Move Beyond Words. www.creativedancelondon.org www.meoverbeyondwords.com
Projects
  • UN[BOX]ED
    UN[BOX]EDA short film starring solo dancer Kirubel Belay, directed and choreographed by Move Beyond Words founders and artistic directors Elizabeth Arifien and Charlotte Edmonds, and set to an original score by Tony Nwachuku. All members of the creative team dance with the label of dyslexia. UN[BOX]ED explores one person's journey as they deal with the stigmas connected to Dyslexia through dance. In society, those with dyslexia are often boxed into what people perceive our abilities to be. When we peel b
  • Heal, Reset & Refocus. Aligning with the BLM movement in London.
    Heal, Reset & Refocus. Aligning with the BLM movement in London.Move Beyond Words & Hidden Pages are hosting a unified 15 minute meditation in support of Black Lives Matter movement. We will begin meditation without guidance at 6pm each evening THIS week (Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th) in front of the lido in London Fields and via live streams on instagram @movebeyondwords_ & @_hiddenpages. Join us as we refocus our energy and process what is happening in our lives today. This is your time to reconnect with your inner stillness and fi
  • 'DAVID'
    'DAVID'Director & Choreography by Elizabeth Arifien Music Night Flight - Band Label CRC Records Dancers - Phoenix Tanner & Natalia Meksa Editor - Rob McGuire at Cut + Run Grade - Henry Howard Creative Producer - Jasmine Dhingra HMUA - Phoebe Kennard Stylist @evaneuburger Location Ugly Duck Rehearsals Studio Wayne McGregor
  • Hidden Stories
    Hidden StoriesEmBODY performed as part of 'Hidden Stories' at Sadlers Wells 2019 Performer - Elizabeth Arifien Concept and designer - Pinar Avanzato Production - Agnes Treplin Choreographer - Peta Lily Hair and Makeup - Goshka Photographer - Emmi Hyyppa
  • CHROM-art
    CHROM-artCharlotte Edmonds and Elizabeth Arifien have put their heads together to establish Move Beyond Words; a collaborative of sorts that seeks to shine new light on this fascinating and often misunderstood label, with a vivid ensemble of film and live performances. https://www.chromart.org/words-fail-me-a-work-of-innate-beauty/
  • Move Beyond Words
    Move Beyond WordsA concept developed by Elizabeth Arifien and Charlotte Edmonds is a series of of dance performances and short films covering topics connected to Dyslexia. Our intention is to have a touring exhibition that will go to rural areas around the UK and then finish in London at a landmark museum. The images below are from performances in October at the Royal Opera House and the V&A.
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Projects credited in
  • Dyslexia Creates
    Dyslexia CreatesCo-founders and directors Elizabeth Arifien and Charlotte Edmonds were invited to bring Words Fail Me to Dyslexia Creates at the V&A with British Dyslexia Association on Thursday 26th September 2019. Their appearance, which was the debut of their collaborative work, included a presentation, performance, and they were featured on a panel with fellow speakers. Dancers: Rosalie Bell and Josh De La-Garde Music by Tony Nwachawuku You can read more here: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/news/dysle
  • Within myself
    Within myselfIt was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there where no roots more intimate than those between mind and body that have decided to be whole. Rupi Kaur
  • UN[BOX]ED
    UN[BOX]EDUN[BOX]ED explores one person's journey as they deal with the stigmas connected to Dyslexia through dance. In society, those with dyslexia are often boxed into what people perceive our abilities to be. When we peel back the layers - who decides who we really are and who creates the box we so often are told we fit within? A short dance film starring solo dancer Kirubel Belay, directed and choreographed by Move Beyond Words founders and artistic directors Elizabeth Arifien and Charlotte Edmonds,
  • Move Beyond Words Podcast
    Move Beyond Words PodcastThe Move Beyond Words podcast series amplifies the voices of neurodiverse people from various backgrounds. Lived experiences, by a variety of creatives, to help us understand the depth of dyslexia. Guests from Series 1 include: Actress Lauren McCrostie, The Amazing Dyslexics, AKA Kate and Kathy, Steve Chapman and AJ and Curtis Pritchard to name a few. Available to listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Acast. Subscribe here: bit.ly/mbwsubscribe
  • Innate Beauty
    Innate BeautyAn interpretation of Sleeping Beauty that explores a personal journey with dyslexia within the education system. Performed as part of the Royal Opera House’s Family Sunday Event, Sunday 8th December 2019. Dancers: Kirubel Belay and Rosalie Bell Music by Tony Nwachawuku Costumes by Jennifer Gregory Set by Aidan Ridyard
  • David by Night Flight
    David by Night FlightMusic video Director & Choreography by Elizabeth Arifien Music Night Flight - Band Label CRC Records Dancers - Phoenix Tanner & Natalia Meksa Editor - Rob McGuire at Cut + Run Grade - Henry Howard Creative Producer - Jasmine Dhingra HMUA - Phoebe Kennard Stylist @evaneuburger Location Ugly Duck Rehearsals Studio Wayne McGregor
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Work history
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    ChoreographerMove Beyond Words
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Creative Direction
  • Choreography
  • Dance Choreography
  • Dance Film
  • Dance Performance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Video Director
Education
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    National Diploma in Business Studiesbootstrap charity
    London, United Kingdom
    About Us: Bootstrap Charity manages and provides workspace for startups, social enterprises, charities and small businesses. We offer support to our tenants to grow into sustainable businesses and to be socially enterprising. We empower young people by arming them with skills, knowledge, tools and a network to succeed professionally.
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    National Diploma Level 6 in Musical Theatreliverpool theatre school
     - Liverpool, United Kingdom
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