Performed by four dancers in a rocking tubular structure, Underground uses stunningly physical dance, poignant imagery and surprising aerial encounters, exploring the intimacy of a crowded carriage, the crush of personal space, the studied ignoring of our fellow humans and the fear of a dangerous stranger. Travellers are thrown together in an unlikely alliance as graffiti artists paint their love in motion. Suspended at odd angles and riding the rhythm of the train, four characters are constantly drawn together then torn apart.
Energetic and thought-provoking Underground is attention-grabbing, edge of your seat dancing. Winner of the Audience Prize at Miramiro Festival, Ghent, 2009.
Premiered 18 May 2008, Brighton Festival, UK and still going strong!
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Motionhouse again demonstrate that contemporary dance can find a large new audience without compromising artistic integrity but with a huge dose of choreographic flair, acrobatic flourish, humour, empathy and real life relevance
Donna Close, Associate Producer & Programmer, Brighton Festival
A triumph, fantastic show!
The National Theatre, London
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
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