We’re recruiting!

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Bristol Harbour festival Dance Village by Mark Simmons

Bristol Harbour festival Dance Village by Mark Simmons

Motionhouse is recruiting for a tech-savvy, highly organised and motivated Marketing and Development Officer

£18,500 – £20,500 salary per annum depending on experience – Full time
Based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

The ideal candidate will be hardworking, conscientious, and able to work within our small team as well as independently.

Your role will be to work with the Marketing Manager to deliver efficient and effective campaigns and communication for all aspects of the company’s extensive programme. Audio visual technology and social media development play a large part in the role, so know-how and experience in these areas are a must.

You will ideally have a degree or equivalent qualification and have excellent interpersonal and literacy skills. A high level of computer literacy, good organisational skills and attention to detail are also desirable for the role.

Full details of how to apply and a more information on the Marketing and Development Officer role can be downloaded by clicking here.

Closing Date for Applications:
12 noon | Monday 9 March 2015

Interviews:
Thursday 12th  March 2015. Second interviews Friday 13th March 2015.

Motionhouse
Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3SY | [t] 01926 887 052
[f] 01926 316 734 | [w] www.motionhouse.co.uk

Motionhouse champions equality and aims to create a culture that respects and values diversity.

Salary: £18,500.00 /year

 

Never a Dull Moment at Motionhouse!

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2014 Mark_Simmons

 

So 2014 is racing to its conclusion!  As ever I just can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by, or indeed what we have accomplished in those 12 short months.  It’s been a year of new shows, new countries, fabulous audiences, brilliant partnerships, new faces and plenty of babies! All delivered by the brilliant Motionhouse staff team who just go from strength to strength.

We started the year with our second UK tour of Broken, pausing for a five week tour of the USA with Scattered in the spring.  With three outdoor shows in our repertoire we toured throughout Europe and the UK in the summer months, perhaps the highlight being a performance of Captive in Cap Feret in France where we travelled by speedboat to the performance location – all very James Bond!

Double -Mo-7... We go all James Bond in France!

Double -Mo-7... We go all James Bond in France!

Traction took to the beach in Fleetwood and Scattered premiered in Tokyo and Hong Kong and a brand new duet Lost was developed and premiered at the very first Motus festival in Milton Keynes.  All in all over 43,000 people have seen us perform this year… and if you’re wondering what life is like for the dancers on the road, you can watch this fantastic video shot by dancer Luka, when the company was in Tokyo and Hong Kong earlier this year.

Meanwhile we have been busy developing our programme of classes in our studio with regular classes now running four days a week for all ages and experience.  Motionhouse Youth have performed at MY Dance which was held in Birmingham as part of the International Dance Festival, at U.Dance in Nottingham, in St Mary’s church in Warwick and in our own creative bases in Leamington Spa and Warwick.

Austin talks tech, Jack and Rich line up lights and the dancers and Sam celebrate another European date!

Austin talks tech, Jack and Rich line up lights and the dancers and Sam celebrate another European date!

We have welcomed new faces to the team throughout the year; our fabulous Administrator Sam is now nearing the end of her first year, our Production Manager Austin and Lighting Technician Jack joined Rich to complete our tour crew and we were delighted to welcome back Claire who returned from maternity leave having had the beautiful Lola to take on the new role of Youth Dance Director as well as joining the company on the road when she can. We’ve also worked with a fantastic range of associate dancers as we have toured around the globe such as Luka Owen, Chris Knight and Hal Smith – thanks for all your hard work!

 

Broken

Broken is back on the road

Of course we have plenty of plans in place for 2015. Due to popular demand Broken will be hitting the road again in January and tickets are already flying out so do make sure to check our tour dates page for a venue near you.  Large performance projects are in the pipeline at Tamworth Castle, in Glasgow and in Canterbury and we will be returning to the USA for the third time. With two more Motionhouse babies due in February to add to the mix, there is never a dull moment –  2015 is certainly looking as eventful as the last year!

Wishing all our friends and supporters a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Keep your eyes peeled and watch our progress in 2015!

Louise and all of our Motionhouse team x

We’re feeling Social (Media!)

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Cascade is off to Great Yarmouth this weekend! Image by Colin McLeod

Cascade is off to Great Yarmouth this weekend! Image by Colin McLeod

It’s the end of another busy week here at Motionhouse and this week in particular ends with a bang! We’re welcoming Motionhouse Youth back into the studio again tonight as a new term of classes has begun in earnest this week, the dancers are off to perform Cascade in Great Yarmouth and in the office we’re busy with applications for new Board Members (recruitment closes at 5pm today, more details here) and going through the responses to our Social Survey.

We’ve always prided ourselves on trying to bring you online content that is relevant, up to date and fun, even when the dancers are thousands of miles away! We’d love to know how you think we’re doing with this: do you want more behind the scenes content? interviews? more videos? less pictures? We are open to suggestions over on our Social Survey! Simply follow the link here, fill out the form and as a thank you, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win some exclusive new Motionhouse merchandise!

We’ll be posting next week bringing you up to date on Festivals, Classes and much more so do check back with us,

 

Speak soon!

 

Lara and the Motionhouse team x