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
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