SpiralArts is known for
new work and embracing diverse influences from East and West. They
bring inspiration, new vision and holism to dance theatre.
Their primary activities are dance research and
development for the purpose of teaching, choreography and performance.
Dance is the essence of the work and is used as an
in itself and the common denominator between arts. They are
currently developing ‘SpiralDance’ – a
new way of
dance created from a fusion of Eastern and Western disciplines and
inspired by nature. It explores spiral forms, and is expressive
movement that is natural, creative and accessible with clear technique
Past work has included residential courses,
improvisation evenings, platform performances, as well as site specific
performances at the Eden Project and Castle Drogo. As part of their educational
work they have run a project in schools in Cornwall 'Celebrating
Diversity', a summer course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
'The Moving Musician' and a variety of schools arts projects on various
themes eg 'Citizenship', as well as workshops for 'special needs
They have worked closely with other artists
particularly musicians, both classical and ethnic, actors and singers.
It is closely associated with the Ealing
Shiatsu a form of massage that enhances awareness of the health of the body.
"From the uplift and joy felt in
rhythm and flow of dance to the still confidence present in good
posture, the body becomes the vehicle through which imagination takes
"You do not have to be a dancer,
honour the dancer in yourself"