Corali exists to make excellent and exciting performances and film, and our practice is rooted in collaboration; we explore the relationship between performers with and without a learning disability, between dance and other art forms, and between professional and participatory artwork. We also develop key partnerships with other organisations and companies, such as Tate gallery, Brixton House theatre, and dance duo Thick & Tight.
It is our ambition that our dancers with a learning disability are accepted as offering a vital and equal contribution to contemporary arts on a mainstream platform, and we align our work with the most inspiring dance, art and performance being made in the UK today.
“Corali are a joy to work with; their rigour, dedication and progressive approach to dance as an art form is an inspiration.”
Daniel Hay-Gordon, Dancer, Choreographer, Filmmaker, Performer and Co-Founder of dance duo Thick & Tight 2019
We present our work in a variety of contexts and perform in theatres, art-galleries, cabaret settings, site-specific spaces and other pop up locations. Our touring film and performance work often features wrap-around workshop activity as a way to share our practice further and extend our audience.
Corali also delivers an exciting annual programme of regular classes, training and outreach which comprises: a weekly professional development class, a weekly community class, a weekly youth company class, a bi-annual accredited dance intensive, and twice yearly open sessions. Corali also delivers a programme of work for children with a learning disability, our annual schools project, ‘A Chance to Shine’, and Demonstrate!, which we lead in partnership with Brixton House theatre.