"Set to an electrifying soundtrack, Scattered, directed by Kevin Finnan, is performed on an infinity stage using a projection created by Spanish filmmakers Logela. Finnan has created a world of water where dance moves and film combine seamlessly... Original music by composer Sophy Smith and atmospheric lighting by Natasha Chivers aid the ebb and flow of this exceptional piece; set designer Simon Dormon is the mastermind behind the giant curved stage."
Berkshire Life & Hertfordshire Life

 

Junior Cunningham, Olivia Quayle, Alasdair Stewart and Laura Peña Nuñez in Motionhouse’s Scattered Photography by Patrick Baldwin

 

Claire Benson and Olivia Quayle in Motionhouse’s Underground. Photography by Potenza

 

Claire Benson in Motionhouse’s Underground. Photography by Martinne and Phillippe Dufour

 

Our Collaborators

Over the years we've built up an incredible team of collaborators with whom we create our phenomenal productions. Here's a little information about our current team.

Natasha Chivers | Lighting Designer

Natasha has been working as a lighting designer since 1994 and met Kevin through Greenwich+Docklands International Festival whilst working on Renaissance several years ago; she later worked with him on Run! in 2008 and Scattered in 2009.

Natasha works frequently with Frantic Assembly (most recently on Othello) and with John Tiffany from National Theatre of Scotland (most recently on The House Of Bernarda Alba). Other recent work includes Electric Counterpoint at The Royal Opera House, That Face at The Duke of York's/ Royal Court and Statement of Regret at The National Theatre.

In 2007 she won an Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Sunday In The Park With George at The Wyndhams Theatre.

For further information contact her at design@natashachivers.co.uk

Simon Dormon | Set Designer

Simon was a founder member and set and lighting designer, for visual theatre company Trickster. Since 1989 he has been a partner in London based furniture designer/makers Oblique Furniture, who undertake a wide range of bespoke commercial, domestic and exhibition projects.

As well as our newest projects Broken and Captive, Simon has designed and Oblique have realised the sets for previous Motionhouse shows including The Voyage, Scattered, Underground, Cascade, Driven, Perfect, Volatile, Fearless, Atomic, Twisted, Faking it, Delicate, Geisha, House of Bones and The Ticking Man.

For further information contact him at simon@obliquefurniture.co.uk

Austin lawler | Production Manager

Austin has worked extensively in many areas of the performing arts from comedy to contemporary dance. Bringing performances to fruition throughout the world has been a specialty, whether it be in the heart of the Colombian jungle, some of the most prestigious theatres in Europe, America and Asia or in a shopping mall in India. Austin has worked in collaboration with independent artists such as Nigel Charnock and Hetain Patel through to Production Management for Stomp (World Tour) and Rugby League World Cup 2013 at Millennium Stadium, Wembley and at 16 other stadiums across England and Wales.

 

sofie layton | costume designer

 

Sofie works with Motionhouse creating costumes for our outdoor and theatre shows including The Voyage, Broken and Captive. Sofie has worked as an artist/designer for 25 years. Her work includes large-scale site specific performance, theatre, and installations.

 

For more information about Sofie please visit http://sofielayton.co.uk/home.html

Logela Multimedia | Film Makers

Logela collaborated with Motionhouse for the first time in 2009 when they produced the projections for Scattered. Logela Multimedia was set up in 2000 and is based in Elorrio in the Basque region of Spain. Logela are a collective of artists – designers, graffiti artists, musicians, digital artists – whose aim is to bring multimedia projections to the stage, creating an interaction between film and live performance. They are innovators in the field and have collaborated on several successful projects that have toured the Basque region.

Logela also set up and continues to organise an annual indoor breakdance competition where they have experimented with interactive stage projections and live breakdance performance. Break On Stage has quickly become one of the most prestigious performance events of its kind in Europe.

Other projects include Link Konzert in which a live performance of classical music was relayed to a stage where both the music and the images were mixed by a Dj and Vj with contemporary electronic music and 3D graphics and Belarritakora sartu when they worked with an established rock band from Elorrio to create live concerts that blend theatre, rock music and images.

Karlos Gomez is a musician, sound technician and a video and web editor. He directed and edited I'll be there which was awarded Best Original Film by the Scottish Further Education Unit in 2002. Imanol Garaizabal is well known as a pioneer of graffiti art in the Basque region and is the main graphic and web designer for Logela and Breakonstage; he has also worked on a wide range of advertising campaigns, most recently for Basque television station ETB3.

For more information about Logela's work check out www.logela.org

Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson | Musical Collaborators

Sophy and Tim have been composing together since 1997. They have collaborated on a wide range of projects from touring dance and theatre performances to TV and radio commercials, short films, TV documentaries and solo music projects. In between all this they have managed to release a number of their own tracks commercially. Sophy and Tim have been working with us since composing the soundtrack for Perfect in 2005 and have collaborated with Motionhouse on Dreams and Ruin, Driven, Underground, Chaser, Scattered,Cascade, Fragile, Broken, Torque and Block.

Sophy is a founder member and Artistic Director of the collaborative live art company Assault Events as well as Research Fellow at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, where her current research explores inter/multi/transdisciplinary collaboration. As Programme Leader for the IOCT's innovative transdisciplinary Masters in Creative Technologies (MA/MSc), Sophy works with students at the convergence of the e-sciences, digital arts and humanities.

Tim Dickinson is a professional composer, producer and sound engineer. He cut his musical teeth in some of the top recording studios of London during the 1990s where he worked with major artists including Bryan Ferry, Spice Girls, Björk and Blur amongst others, collaborating on no less than three number one albums. After 12 years in the music business Tim now manages his own audio production company A.A.P