Claire Benson and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Bellxone


Claire Benson and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Bellxone



 

Underground

Life Going Down the Tube

Motionhouse is one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK. We have 3 festival pieces in repertoire which tour extensively throughout Europe and the UK.

Underground premiered in 2008 and continues to be a favourite with promoters and audiences alike. The show won the audience prize at the Miramiro Festival, Ghent in 2009.

Performed by 4 dancers within a rocking tubular structure, Underground uses stunningly physical dance, poignant imagery and surprising aerial encounters to explore the new reality of train travel - the compressed intimacy of a crowded carriage, the crush of personal space and the tight fear of a dangerous stranger within a climate of suspicion.

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

Technical Information

  • Performance area: 9m*10m
  • Height clearance: 4m
  • Running time: 25 minutes
  • Up to 2 performances per day
  • For outdoor performance, viewed in the round
  • Minimal technical support required
  • Performers: 4
  • Number of people on tour: 6

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

If you'd like to request a DVD of the show, receive more detailed technical information or discuss pricing contact our Programme Manager Jo Valentine by emailing Jo@motionhouse.co.uk or by calling +44(0)1926 887 052.

If you’ve already booked the show and you’d like to upload our marketing pack for Underground, which includes imagery, brochure copy, logos etc click here

IMGA

  "Of all the participating artists Motionhouse’s innovative performance will contribute the most to the further development of the arts in public spaces."
The official jury of MiraMirO

"A triumph, fantastic show!"

The National Theatre, London


"Their performance was electric, awe inspiring, fluidly beautiful and poetic. Elegance and anarchy rolled into one powerful, strong bodied, fully alive, uplifting performance… I found it amazing to be both moved to tears, awed, and to break out in smiles and laughter."
Audience Member

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Watch more film footage of Undergound here  


 
 

Image Gallery                    


Claire Benson and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by The Lift Creative ServicesOlivia Quayle in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Jym DalyClaire Benson and Fernando Pasquini in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Bellxone Claire Benson in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Dave MckennaFernando Pasquini and Junior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Jym Daly

Olivia Quayle and Claire Benson in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by PotenzaJunior Cunningham in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by BellxoneClaire Benson, Olivia Quayle, Junior Cunningham, and Fernando Pasquini in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by The Life Creative ServicesJunior Cunningham and Fernando Pasquini in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by Dave MckennaOlivia Quayle, Claire Benson, Junior Cunningham, and Fernando Pasquini in Motionhouse’s Underground – Photography by The Lift Creative Services

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To see more production images of Undergound in our gallery click here