Broken

Seismic performance
in a shifting world

 

Broken premiered at Warwick Arts Centre on 02 October 2013 and has been touring extensively to great acclaim and sell out houses ever since

 

Visually thrilling and full of trickery, Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’s latest production Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success of international hit ScatteredBroken probes our precarious relationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shifting perspectives.

 

Highly athletic dance is submerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancient ancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythical underworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworld of light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is, until disaster strikes.

 

Hanging in suspense, diving for support and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of a world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.

 

Designed by long-term collaborator Simon Dormon, with projections by international digital innovators Logela Multimedia, Broken is an unashamedly visual spectacle: ravishing, delicate and poignant, taking the audience on a journey into the earth as they have never seen it before.

 

Following two UK tours of Broken a third UK tour is also scheduled for spring 2015, with future tours of the USA and Europe planned for later that year.

Broken is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Watford Palace Theatre, Blackpool Grand, mac and Swindon Dance.

 

 

Here's a brief overview of our technical requirements for the show.

Technical Information

 

  • Minimum size of clear stage required: 10m deep by 10m wide

  • Minimum height clearance to grid of 7m. If your stage dimensions are smaller than this please contact us, as we may be able to work around the issue.

  • Running time: 70 minutes with no interval.

  • Broken contains film projection - we will hang a projector from your Number 1 bar

  • Requires a full day for the load-in and set build the day before the first performance

  • Additional technical support required from the venue

  • Performers: 6

  • Total number of people on tour: 11 - 14

 

Further information about Broken and more in depth technical specifications for the show can be found in our information pack which you can download here

Motionhouse is proud to be be represented by IMG Artists in America, Asia and Europe.

 

For further information about Broken and to book the show contact our Programme Manager Jo Valentine by email Jo@motionhouse.co.uk or by calling +44(0)1926 887 052.

 

The Spring/Summer 2015 Tour Flyer can be downloaded HERE.

  "The evening is a full-out assault on the senses: aural and visual. Broken is about more than technological trickery, though. It is packed to bursting with impressive dance"
Dancing Times

"The Leamington-based dance company has been enthralling audiences around the world for a quarter of a century and this latest production upholds its reputation for pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. Indeed, Broken veritably smashes them to pieces."

Birmingham Post


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Broken - Daniel Connor and Martina Bussi - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Anna Watkins - Photography by Katja Ogrin

Broken - Martina Bussi, Daniel Connor - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Daniel Connor - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Rebecca Williams, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor - Photography by Katja OgrinBroken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja Ogrin

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