Stockholm - Sweden - 12th - 18th August, 2019


Gästrikegatan 13, 116 32, Stockholm



Intermediate sessions for actor / dancers within Spiderflower's Swedish community open space to focus a little more, dive a little deeper and find a steady and progressive rhythm for 2019 / 2020.

The Ongoing Group for Stockholm provides a light foundation course in Spiderflower's dance movement theatre approach.  Travelling through a course of 7 weekend sessions, carefully placed over a 1 year cycle. 

The ONGOING GROUP is a closed group and is taught in English.

It is important dancers attend all sessions in succession.



The Ongoing Group forms an intimate, dedicated group to work with focus on the fine detail of Spiderflower's dance movement form and holding structures to bridge into theatre and performance technique.

This is for committed actor / dancers who have experience within Spiderflower and want to work with continuum in order to deepen their knowledge and experience, whilst expanding their movement repertoire within a regular practice.



DANCE MOVEMENT: Steady repetition of Spiderflower's core principles within the dance form will strengthen a dancers movement technique over the course of the year.  

THE EARTH CYCLE + SPIDERFLOWER'S 8 POINT WHEEL:  The course is rooted within Spiderflower's wheel, following the earth cycle over the year we change theme and focus each time we meet.  The earth cycle is the basis and bedrock of all Spiderflower's teaching,  The Ongoing Group is designed to give the dancer a thorough understanding.  

The cycle as a whole travels through the dynamics of creation, and so opens space to explore the complex inter-relationship existent between body, human life-cycle and earth cycles as they weave together as part of the course content.  This is powerful element within the course and will naturally challenge participants to move into uncharted territory.

THEATRE + PERFORMANCE:  A specially chosen theatre piece is integrated into the cycle and is chosen at the start of the course as a response to the chemistry of the group.  Theatre technique, to include; the use of space and place, the ensemble, storytelling, characterisation and relationship with the audience are all taught at foundation level.  2017/18 focused on the language of GESTURE through Shakespeare and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

WORK-SHARE:  Our final module culminates in a work-share where the group present their work-in-progress with a short performance to the public.  This is an important part of the learning process and offers a great opportunity for participants.

PREPARATION + INTEGRATION:  Written course work is given in-between modules so actor / dancers can get the very most from the course and is designed to support participants through the year cycle. Preparation is set prior to each module, integration follows on after each session.

Dancers who have experienced Spiderflower previously will understand that the course is likely to open out a transformative process on a personal as well as professional level.  



ENTRY:  For entry into The Ongoing Group actor / dancers must be registered with Spiderflower, have completed at least 1 evening dance with Spiderflower as a minimum, and have some experience within theatre or dance. 

APPLICATION:  Actor / dancers are required to fill out an application form prior to acceptance onto the course, once received, Spiderflower will talk their application through in person.  Participants must understand the importance of completing all modules in succession, and there needs to be a fit between themselves and the work.  Please see BOOKING for details on how to apply.



The Ongoing Group compliments deeper dance intensives such as; Foundation Course (Part 1) BEING HUMAN: (Or The Vulnerable Magician), THE FLOWER DRUM or THE TABOOED LABYRINTH.

2021 sees the 1 Year Foundation Course (Part 2), THE RIVER THAT FINDS US begin in April.

The Ongoing Group is also good for actor / dancers interested in taking the dance up to performance level with Spiderflower and becoming a company member.







Gästrikegatan 13, 116 32, Stockholm


We are blessed with a new home and what a home it is. 

Teaterstudio Lederman is like a dream come true and is a superb space.  


Located in Central Stockholm, from it's rich sumptuous foyer through to the classic black box stage - it's alive and oozing theatre tradition in every way to offer The Ongoing Group for Stockholm everything it needs as a place for steady progression.


Our relationship with our venues and being on the same page matters.  The orientation of Teaterstudio Lederman resonates with values held by Spiderflower.  


In their own words: 


"Theaterstudio Lederman is driven by a desire to fight for humanistic ideals. We work mainly with cross-border art forms. We want to create meetings and dialogues between people and phenomena in our society that are usually not met. Theater and music, audience and scene, young, middle-aged and really old, different nationalities, cultural life and society, creativity and politics. Our goal is for us and our audience to discover something new . . . "



DATES & FOCUS - 2019 - 2020


  • Each weekend works over Saturday & Sunday   

  • Sessions start: 9.00  //  Sessions end: 16.00

  • The course is non-residential / lunch is bring & share.

  • 13th / 14th APRIL 2019

    • The Lover, The Hunter & The Flower Drum

  • 29th / 30th JUNE 2019 

    • A Field of Flowers

  • 24th / 25th AUGUST 2019

    • Between the Weaver, the Corn & Creation

  • 26th / 27th OCTOBER 2019

    • On Spirit Boats & Seas of Stars 

  • 14th / 15th DECEMBER 2019

    • The Sun Child

  • 22nd / 23rd FEBRUARY 2020

    • The Naked Dream's Longing for Light

  • 25th / 26th APRIL 2020 

    • Work-share + Performance



Dancers are required to commit to the full 7 weekend course.  A 50% deposit is required in upon booking to firm your place and is strictly non-refundable. Instalments for the remaining fee can be arranged on application, made payable 1 block in advance.

  • Per block -  2,125 sek (inclusive of 25% vat)


  • 7 Modules in Total - 14,875 sek (inclusive of 25% vat)

  • Deposit - 7,455 sek + 7 x Instalments of 1,060 sek thereafter




1) Please ensure your registration is up to date.

2) Simply email into Spiderflower stating you would like to attend, you will need to fill out an application form that will help you ground into the work.  This will be sent on after your initial email has been received and is an on-line form.

3) Spiderflower will contact you in person once your application has been received.  Your place is confirmed after this conversation has taken place. 

4) Your deposit is taken once your place is confirmed.  Spiderflower will notify you when to do this. 

Rowan Jacqueline - Dance Movement Photography:  Gemma Burleigh 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream Photography - Harianas Dewang - 2018

Weaving the Ancient, the Wild & the Beautiful


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