Scattered 2016 – 2017 Tour

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We are delighted to announce that our spectacular theatre production Scattered is back on tour this autumn!

The tour starts at Warwick Arts Centre in October, moving on to theatres across the UK and Europe! Check the tour list below to find a show near you.

Scattered combines Motionhouse’s highly physical trademark style with entrancing digital imagery in an extraordinary interaction between film and live performance. Seven dancers delve into the majesty and savagery of water, plunging into an ocean, tumbling down a waterfall and sliding on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty.

Scattered uses projection technology, daring choreography and a ground-breaking set to create an extraordinary world where dancers and images interact seamlessly. Capturing the imagination with its spellbinding and ingenious choreography, Scattered is a great family night out.

2016

Tue 4 & Wed 5 October, 7.30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
024 7652 4524
warwickartscentre.co.uk

Fri 7 October, 7.00pm
The Core at Corby Cube, Corby, UK
01536 470470
thecorecorby.com

Tue 11 October, 8.00pm
Jersey Opera House, Jersey, Chanel Islands
01534 511 115
jerseyoperahouse.co.uk

Wed 2 – Sat 5 November, 8.00pm
+ matinee on Thursday at 2.00pm
Baltoppen Live, Ballerup, Denmark
(+45) 4477 3060
www.baltoppenlive.dk

Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm & Sat 12 Nov, 2.30pm
Dance City, Newcastle, UK
0191 261 0505
dancecity.co.uk

Weds 16 Nov, 7.30pm
The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, UK
0844 854 2776
www.bathshall.co.uk

Sun 20 Nov, 8.30pm
ZKM Medientheater, Karlsruhe, Germany
(+49) 721554174
www.kulturzentrum-tempel.de

2017

Tue 31 Jan – Fri 3 Feb 2017, 7.30pm
The Old Rep, Birmingham, UK
0121 359 9444
oldreptheatre.co.uk

Tue 7 Feb 2017, 8.00pm
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK
0115 941 9419
nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk (on sale soon!)

Thu 16 & Fri 17 Feb 2017, 7.30pm
Warwick Hall, Warwick, UK
01926 776438
bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

Wed 8 Mar 2017, 7.30pm
The Connaught, Worthing, UK
01903 206206
worthingtheatres.co.uk

Tue 14 Mar 2017, times 7.30pm
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK
+44(0)2392 649 000
www.newtheatreroyal.com (on sale soon!)

Tue 4 April 2017, 8.00pm
G-Live, Guildford, UK
01483 369350
glive.co.uk (on sale soon!)

 

Learn to dance with Motionhouse

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Term has officially begun, but it’s not too late to join us! Take a look below for all the weekly Motionhouse classes, and for more information about our youth dance company, Motionhouse Youth.

Monday

Flight Youth Dance Company
4.30pm – 6.30pm (begins Monday 19 September)

Ashlawn School, Rugby, CV22 5ET

Led by a professional Motionhouse dancer, this is a fantastic opportunity for young dancers aged 18 and under with or without experience to develop skills and technique as part of Flight, North Warwickshire’s Youth Dance Company. Participants will be nurtured and mentored to make the most of their potential. For more information email:info@motionhouse.co.uk

Tuesday

Tuesday Group
4.45pm – 6.15pm
Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

A fast-paced class for 11-16 year olds who want to explore the Motionhouse style. Learn new skills, build your fitness and explore acrobatic moves and partnering.
No experience required.
£10 per session, paid termly

Try your first session free!

Wednesday

Adult Intermediate
8.15pm – 9.45pm

Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

An engaging class for adults aged 16+ who want to explore the Motionhouse style.
Some previous dance experience is recommended.
£10 per session

Try your first session free!

Thursday

Full Force Boys Group
4.30pm – 5.30pm

Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

A physical, fun and energetic class for boys aged 10+ that focusses on building strength and confidence through physical movement and movement technique including floor work and lifting/partnering work.
No experience required.
£7 per session, paid termly

Try your first session free!

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Junior Group
5.30pm – 6.45pm

Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

High energy fun for 8-11 year olds, exploring athletic dance, choreography, lifting and partnering whilst keeping fit. No experience required.
£8 per session, paid termly

Try your first session free!

Due to the popularity of this class we’re currently running a short waiting list – please call 01926 887 052 for more information

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Adult Beginner
7.00pm – 8.00pm

Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

An engaging class for adults aged 16+ who want to explore the Motionhouse style. No experience required.
£8 per session

Try your first session free!

Friday

Motionhouse Youth dance company
7.00pm – 9.00pm

Motionhouse Studio, Leamington Spa, CV31 3SY

Motionhouse Youth provides professional training and performance opportunities for a dedicated group of young people who show particular passion and talent for dance. Motionhouse Youth work very closely with the professional company, following the same values of being creative, strong, dedicated, curious and adventurous. Members of Motionhouse Youth will develop sound contemporary technique, as well as developing themselves as confident and creative choreographers and performers.

Helping young people develop skills in an extremely competitive and challenging industry is at the forefront of what we do. Recognising talent, commitment and dedication, we provide invaluable industry experience for young people wanting to pursue a career in dance.

For more information about Motionhouse Youth and how to audition, email:info@motionhouse.co.uk

 

Sibling Discount

Get 10% off the total cost when two siblings are enrolled and payed for at the same time.

This August Motionhouse opened its doors to a group of 17 professionals and dancers in professional training during a week-long intensive exploring the work of Motionhouse. The participants had the opportunity of developing new skills that are specific to our way of approaching partnering and contact work, as well as exploring working on our productions’ sets from some of our indoor and outdoor shows such as “Scattered”, “Captive” and “Underground.”

Professional Intensive Video - Click HereClick here to watch the Professional Intensive video

Led by company members Martina Bussi, Becci Williams and rehearsal director Junior Cunningham, the week aimed to give the participants an insight into professional company life , with the specific focus on how our dancers train for the particular skills required to deliver and sustain our highly physical work.

Each morning started with a conditioning workout followed by a technique class and carried on with a session focusing on contact improvisation and partnering skills.

The afternoons were dedicated to learning Repertoire and how to integrate this with the use of the sets and the partnering skills acquired.

Company member Martina created the highlights video above and captured the images you’ll see below. Looking back at the week she says:

“Professional intensives are a great opportunity to get an insight into the professional world and get a first hand experience of how each company approaches its work and its dedicated specific training. I remember attending a few of those when I was in training myself and it really gave me a head start into what to expect from my performing career and how to inform my training in order to overcome my weaknesses and enhance my strengths.

For some of the participants we have met it was all about getting more physically ready for the demands of the work, improving their physical fitness, especially regarding their upper body strength which is crucial for pretty much every Motionhouse’s piece. Others needed to work on their ability to pick up and retain material more quickly, or focus on how to develop given repertoire in order to  perform it with more embodiment and awareness.

Of course each dancer comes with different areas they want to push themselves on and we have tried, as much as possible, to address these needs and advise them about what the next step could be in other to achieve better results.

Having a full week gives you a chance to take the participant through a journey and really allows the intensity of the work to challenge them in ways that only working professionally would. It’s about pushing the boundaries of what they think they can achieve, and to some extent physically sustain, that drives them forward and, in some cases, changes their mind set and commitment to the training.

I always find these workshop weeks a really nourishing process for ourselves as well. Teaching gives you a chance to continuously re-think the way you move in order to explain to others concepts that might be natural to you, or that you have developed over time. It is crucial that you are able to communicate clearly your focus and the emphases you want to stress upon, so it is a continuous journey of discovering what works and what doesn’t, depending on your audience. The relationship between movement, imageries and the way you verbally comunicate a direction is something I am really interested in, so practicing teaching is a way of further developing these skills and gaining more insight into the practice.

Teaching Repertoire is also a chance for us to look back at some of our works and their creative process, finding new ways of explaining the way we approach certain areas of the performance. It is a great way of refreshing our approach to the work because makes us rediscover some of the nuances that might have been lost with performing it overtime.

All in all I think it was a very nourishing and fun week for all involved. We have already made plans for some of the participants to come and spend some time with us during the rehearsal for our upcoming tour of “Scattered”. After putting them through their paces, I am sure it will be a great revenge for them to see us struggling through our tough rehearsals!”