“The spiral represents the eternal dance of life – ascending, descending, expanding, contracting, winding and spinning: a dance through which man can incorporate the movements of the universe, the dynamic flow between opposites and feel the heart of unification at the calm core at the centre of a spiral. It is a powerful symbolic form that we recognise consciously and unconsciously”
The spiral is inherent in most dance/movement forms, is seen everywhere in the natural world and in ancient and modern art and architecture. The spiral is present in all of us in our DNA in the form of the double helix.
Through our explorations in movement, we have discovered that the spiral activates and gives direction to the circle, ensures a living flow of energy, is the pathway to and from the source of a given movement, and the point of transition between movements.
It is an infinite source for exploration and creativity.
We have developed SpiralDance through an integration of Contemporary Dance, Martial Movement and other dance and movement forms. It brings awareness to the spiral pathways inherent in so much movement and is rooted in nature and the elements, which provide a rich source of imagery to inspire creative dance and choreography. It is a natural and expressive way of moving, underpinned by recognised technique and principles of movement. It inspires creativity, expands vocabulary and is a good tool for integration of dance styles and other art forms. It also brings new insights to traditional styles of dance and is healthy for the body.
From our discoveries we have created the ‘Elements Table” (image forthcoming…)