Thursday 23rd September 2021 to
Friday 24th September 2021


SILT is a site-specific performance conceived by Arbonauts, artists Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launder.

Arbonauts is a multi-disciplinary company founded by Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launder with an experimental and collaborative core that creates bold, site-specific performance merging theatre, dance and installation.

SILT is a climate responsive, site-specific performance created for the tidal pool at East Beach in Shoeburyness, commissioned as a key piece for Estuary 2021. Imagining how humans might evolve beyond an impending climate disaster, SILT is a performance with a strong dystopian thread, looking at issues of rising sea levels and performed live in the water by a group of around 30 community performers. The SILT creative team includes the dancer and choreographer Becky Namgauds and sound artist Lee Berwick who will create a bold soundscape using recorded sounds from along the estuary that will be played live during the performance. 

SILT was performed at 6pm on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September at East Beach in Shoeburyness. 

Accommodation for artists was provided by Park Inn by Radisson Palace / Travel for artists and participants was kindly supported by c2c.


Thursday 23rd September 2021 to
Friday 24th September 2021


East Beach, Shoebury
Southend-on-Sea, Essex


Nearest train station: Shoeburyness



Contact Detail

[email protected] 01702470700

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