Spiltmilk Dance was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Sarah Devlin and Adele Wragg after it became apparent that we shared a common frustration with choreography that alienates those less engaged with dance. From this developed a desire to make work that is more widely accessible.
Sarah is based in Birmingham, and Adele in Sheffield and so the company shares it’s time between the two. Both directors graduated from Coventry University in 2007 with BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice and have since worked as freelance artists gaining a range of teaching and performance experience.
Spiltmilk Dance are passionate about engaging new audiences with their unique brand of dance performance. The company challenges the way contemporary dance is traditionally structured and unashamedly strives to bring it further into popular culture so it can be enjoyed by many. As a company they intend to captivate audience members with striking movement arrangements and to create unusual but accessible dance through the use of strict choreographic boundaries. Through their work they want new audiences to see that viewing a dance performance can be as intriguing and relevant to them as other popular cultural experiences such as listening to music or watching television.
The vision for the company is to become recognised providers of an exciting and accessible new arts experience for the general public that they would actively seek out again, and bring their friends to. Within the arts industry, the company aim to establish a reputation as a breath of fresh air within the dance sector; producing work that successfully integrates contemporary dance and elements of popular culture to create something extremely entertaining and visually stimulating.
The company would love to hear from anybody interested in their work, visit the contact page for details on how to do this.