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Announcing WILD

Our new outdoor prodcution

13th February 2019

We love making new work here at Motionhouse and we’re delighted to announce our new outdoor production WILD.

WILD explores our disconnect with the natural environment and asks if, in our increasingly urban lives, the wild is still shaping our behaviour?

At the end of 2018 the dancers worked on a period of Research and Development with Artistic Director Kevin Finnan on the prototype set for WILD and in a few weeks’ time we will be starting work to create the show.

As usual the set for our work is an important element of the production. WILD will take place in a forest of tall poles that the dancers will move on and around using dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering: from the top of the pole, life in the canopy looks down onto the forest floor – a dangerous world of unknown meetings.

Artistic Director of Motionhouse, Kevin Finnan said: “Making new work is always an exciting time for me and for the company. Creating work for outdoor audiences is very different to how we create our theatre productions, and brings with it a different set of challenges and opportunities – which as a company we enjoy exploring. The content we have been working on during the R&D period is deep and arresting while the set is a unique and original challenge, so making WILD is an exciting process, which we are really enjoying, and we look forward to seeing where this journey takes us.” Stay tuned for an interview with  Kevin discussing his inspiration for the show coming soon.

And watch this space for regular updates on the show’s progress as we create it over the next few months. We’ll be sharing rehearsal footage, behind the scenes insights and interviews with Kevin and the dancers.

Thanks to the following organisations; commissioned by Gulbenkian & ART31 and Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of the Hippodrome Associate Artist programme). Supported by Without Walls with commissioning from Freedom Festival, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts; with additional backing from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Foyle Foundation and The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.