Charge

An electrifying new production for 2017

 

In October 2017 Motionhouse will unveil its extraordinary new production Charge – the third element of the ‘Earth Trilogy’ examining the human condition and our connection with the world in which we live. The culmination of a nine-year creative project, and developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth, Charge takes its inspiration from energy – human, bio medical, solar, elemental and atmospheric.

Charge will use the company’s trademark fusion of dance, physical theatre, circus, digital imagery and extraordinary set design. Breath-taking choreography, film projection, LED costumes and interactive expanding screens will bring to life cell division and organic composition, weather patterns, energy storage and humans as energy manipulators.

Charge will tour extensively in the UK from October 2017, with all dates on the first leg of the tour already booked.

"The project will be a synthesis of art and science in both form and content; a unique collaboration between performing and digital artists, researchers and academics. It will combine the latest academic and scientific research with pioneering set design and film projections to create a world of depth and perspective, creating images ranging in scale from the planetary to the microscopic with depth and clarity"
Artistic Director of Motionhouse Kevin Finnan
  "Super athletic dancers, as dextrous in the air and with ropes as they are powerful on the floor, this is a company that has long cornered the high impact end of the dance market"
The Guardian




Charge is supported by Warwick Arts Centre, The Rothschild Foundation, TippingPoint and Stories of Change.