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.
Performance area: 9m*10m
Height clearance: 4m
Running time: 25 minutes
Up to 3 performances per day
For outdoor performance, viewed in the round
Minimal technical support required
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
"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