About the Project
SpiralArts are currently in the process of creating a project for performance entitled ‘Enchantment’. This is inspired by the magic of trees, the enchantment of the moon and the enticement of the sea and the sirens.
This will include an integration of movement and dance from Western and Eastern influences, voice, choir, live and original music, poetry and art. The group is intergenerational with members aged from the 20s to 70s.
We are developing a relationship with a choir, Sustaining Harmony, exploring ways to collaborate and work together.
Sustaining Harmony is a charity set up to provide free singing and socialising groups for adults affected by mental illness and social isolation. Founded in 2020, working mainly with More Than Just a Choir and the charity Rethink Mental Illness.
Initial Outline of Project
Still in development, it may change as we progress.
- An opening section inspired by trees, dance, movement, music and song
- A selection of poems about the moon with original music by James Lindsay, sung by Cressida Lindsay, and movement from the group.
- A poem about the moon written and read by Liz Blake, focus on words, soundscape and minimal movement
- Two Schubert’s songs ‘An den mond’
- An exploration of the dark side of Enchantment featuring voices with dance and music.
- Ongoing collaborative exploration.
- The song ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story
- Song and dance, including whole group and all arts and possible audience participation
Through this project we intend to find ways to make this performance an immersive experience for the audience
BRYONY WILLIAMS – joint founder/director – choreographer, teacher, dancer, martial artist – poetry
ELIZABETH BLAKE – joint founder/director – dancer, choreographer, actress – poetry, art
DAVID HOME – associate director – movement, martial artist – poetry, art
TIMOTHY TAYLOR – dancer, choreographer, teacher, singer, actor, artist
BARBARA BROWN – movement, Qi Gong practitioner, poet, author – artist
CRESSIDA LINDSAY – director, music therapist, musician, singer, movement – art
JAMES LINDSAY – musician, composer, teacher
CELIA MENDIZABAL – director, movement, circus performer, Biospiral specialist, teacher – voice, art
ALEXANDRA POUTAS – singer, musician, dancer, actress – art
ROSALIE WARNER – singer, musician, movement/dancer, actress, Alexander Technique specialist
HARSHIL CHAUAN – dancer, martial artist – management
SARAH PARKER – dance/movement, Chi Gong practitioner
MARC VERTER – director, classical pianist – art, poetry
DAVID PHELOPS – Director of Sustaining Harmony, singer, musician
RUBY GADSBY – dancer, dance film artist, photographer
INDIA DILLON – crowdfunding page
Currently we are looking for funding to make a film of this project, which will ultimately be integrated with live performance.
Crowdfunding link: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/spiralarts-enchantment-project
We would also be grateful for the offer of any free rehearsal space.
What We Offer
A welcome to join, participate, observe and give feedback in our sessions.
Facilitate individual or group workshop sessions based on our work.
An invitation to be part of the research for audience participation.