“When I used to think of Motionhouse, I thought of extremely talented dancers and thrilling performances, but now when I think of Motionhouse I think of all the amazing stuff that also happens off stage! The stuff that we as an audience member do not get to see. The audience sees the dancers perform beautifully on stage, but they don’t see what goes on behind the scenes that goes into every performance and every community class, which is what I got to experience this week.
Shadowing Amy-Dalton Hardy, the Creative Learning Producer, and Becky Knight, Dancer and Community Teacher, has taught me that it’s always very busy in the office and studio. From webinars (who even knew that was a thing??) to meetings, from community classes to fundraising, from marketing to programming and rehearsals….and so on!
Watching the dancers rehearse WILD was captive-ating (pardon the pun..if you’re a Motionhouse fan I’m sure you’ll get it). I watched Motionhouse perform WILD a few months ago at Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa, it was mind blowing but it was just as incredible to see the dancers training on the WILD set in a rehearsal setting. On stage, the movements appear effortless and almost easy, but this week I saw just how much training has to go into one specific movement. (P.S If you haven’t already seen Motionhouse performance WILD….you need to!)