Captive

Captive has been devised both for audiences new to dance performance, and audiences who are familiar with Motionhouse’s exhilarating, highly athletic style.

Breathtaking, highly energetic and intoxicating, four dancers perform Captive inside a large cage. Disorientated and shaken, they use all of their skill and instinct to survive a dazzling performance at breakneck speed. Powerfully physical, emotionally charged and an extraordinary blend of dance and aerial work, Captive is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther.

Duration approx. 26 minutes
Performed outdoors at locations across the UK and Europe.

Captive is supported by Arts Council England, Without Walls, Birmingham Hippodrome, Swindon Dance and Bristol City Council

PREMIERED 25 MAY 2013, SALISBURY FESTIVAL, UK

CREDITS
Artistic Director 
Kevin Finnan MBE 
Choreography
Kevin Finnan & the Company 
Dancers in the Trailer
Martina Bussi, Daniel Connor, Alasdair Stewart & Rebecca Williams

PRODUCTION TEAM
Set Design
Simon Dormon 
Set Construction
Oblique
Original Music
Sophy Smith & Tim Dickinson 
Costume Design
Sofie Layton

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  “Captivating, beautifully choreographed and excellent performance, the best I have ever seen”
Audience Member



“It is not only moving, but thought-provoking too”
Dancing Times


”The raw emotion of the dance was emotionally uplifting, thought-provoking and utterly irresistible”

Audience Member


 



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Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams performing Motionhouse’ Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin.





Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams performing Motionhouse’ Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin.




"Captive enthralled and engaged festival visitors of all ages. It’s dynamic, dramatic and moving – an outstanding piece!"
Salisbury Festival
 

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Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams performing Motionhouse’ Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin.Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams performing Motionhouse’ Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin.Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams performing Motionhouse’ Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin.Martina Bussi, Alasdair Stewart, Junior Cunningham and Rebecca Williams in Motionhouse's Captive – Photography by Katja OgrinMartina Bussi, Junior Cunningham, Rebecca Williams and Alasdair Stewart in Motionhouse's Captive. Photography by Katja Ogrin

Dancers Daniel Connor and Claire Benson perform Motionhouse's Captive. Photography by The Lift Creative Services.Dancers Alasdair Stewart and Rebeca Williams perform Motionhouse's Captive.Photography by The Lift Creative Services.Dancer Alasdair Stewart performing Motionhouse's Captive. Photography by The Lift Creative Services.Dancers Alasdair Stewart, Rebecca Williams, Daniel Connor and Martina Bussi perform Motionhouse's Captive. Photography  by The LIft Creative Services.Dancers Junior Cunningham and Martina Bussi perform Motionhouse's Captive. Photography by The Lift Creative Services.

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