National Press Reviews
"Dynamic, fast paced action... dancers swing, slip and roll alongside and over each other. Driven employs aerial work with thrilling skill, at one point it even takes on supernatural suggestions"
"A ferociously energetic performance style with a slick and glossy assault on contemporary values"
"The talented cast work right to the limits of their abilities, bringing sensuality and breathtaking moments in equal proportion"
"You feel the soar of flight in your chest and the tug of gravity in your gut... Perfect works on a visceral level of motion and momentum"
"With its Zen gardens, beach parties, clever use of giant projected hands to manipulate the dancers, independent minded shadows and passages of harnessed flight, this is a warm, beguiling, oddly reassuring work; a Neverland for grown-ups"
"This is accessible and enchanting dance, not afraid of innovation while providing a performance of memorable excellence"
"Artistic Director Kevin Finnan succeeds brilliantly in drawing us into the world of those we are watching, maybe recognising similar scenes from our own existence. Perfect is fun, has something for all and perhaps most important is accessible. It is easy to relate to what is happening in front of us"
"Another high-adrenalin ensemble where it is important for both the audience and performers to keep their nerve"
"One of the most energetic shows ever choreographed"
"A visual poem in which style and content are equal partners and action and images merge"
"A vivid blend of high energy dance wry observation and striking visual illusion with a punchy and provocative edge"
"Distinctive fast and furious dance style"
"Stealthy fluency and possessive energy... the images stay in the mind"
"Solid, intelligent work that is beautifully performed. It both satisfies and nourishes"
"Shows how the intellect and the aesthetic can be united"
"Ingenious choreography with revolving doors… dreamlike narrative"
"This company takes dance and blur the edges, and there are no tutus in sight. They are introducing a lot of people to dance who have never watched it before and this is probably because they're saying something vital. Kevin Finnan and his crew have managed the impossible: to reflect the problems in society and yet rise above them, quite literally. It's entertaining and frightening, and inconclusive and dangerously edgy… catch them while you can!"
"Inspirational... A sheer tonic"
"Sharp, fast and refreshingly different... high velocity dance at its best"
"Absolutely amazing. Spectacular, Heart stopping"
"Exquisitely perfect in technique, powerful in its vision and intelligently emotive"
"Absolutely brilliant, mesmerising, shocking, creative, exhausting! I loved it!"
"Breathtaking, athletic, inventive and erotic"
"Renaissance was awesome. It was such a treat – how often do you get to see professional dancers performing their socks off in a field, with school children at night, with digger trucks, firework and aerialists suspended by a crane swooping and circling 70 feet above your head? Only Motionhouse could pull it off"
"It was almost unbelievable to see so many courageous performers, one of the best events I have attended"
"Excellent entertainment – unusual, clever and meaningful"
Motionhouse... one of the few British companies which still has a truly independent voice"