Motionhouse 30th Anniversary
30 Years of Pioneering Dance
With 3 decades of ground-breaking creative work behind us, a thriving education programme to inspire the next generation and so many special memories with our audiences; take a look back with us on a wonderful continuing journey.
A Curious Day
The Ticking Man
The House of Bones
Speed and Light
The Curtsy Play
Arcadio and Déjà Vu
What was more dangerous – the unknown substance or the mystery that surrounded it?
The Road to the Beach
Dreams and Ruin
This playful, poignant trio between two dancers and a JCB digger turned dining on its head as the two dancers were waited on by a JCB, with the quality of the service leaving something to be desired!
Waiting Game was commissioned by Bullring Birmingham in March 2011 as the ‘Breaking the Ground’ event to mark the commencement of construction on a new restaurant development phase of the shopping centre.
Premiered 3 March 2011
EXO is a stunning outdoor spectacle featuring two incredible performers, a JCB digger and a driver, showing an extraordinary partnership in a breathtaking display of strength, emotion and beauty.
The work boldly explores the relationship between man and machine: a whirlwind of excitement and thrills for all the family.
Premiered 25th August 2018
Lumen transformed a disused dock on the Bega River in Timisoara, Romania into the stage for a spectacular large-scale outdoor show, as part of the cultural programme in the lead-up to the TM2021 European Capital of Culture celebrations taking place there in 2021, marking the beginning of the celebrations.
The work celebrated the people of Timisoara, who shine as the constant light of the city during the considerable periods of flux in the country’s recent history, reflecting the theme of the celebrations, ‘Shine your light’.
Lumen saw us work with local choirs and dancers to bring to life the dockside, plus a giant aerial spectacle of boats, bicycles, construction workers and a flying room suspended from cranes to thrill the audiences. This, combined with incredible digital projections by our long-term collaborator Logela, helped us to tell the story of the ebb and flow of history on the city over recent years.
Performed 5-7 October 2018
Gravity is one of our brand new duets for 2018.
As we approach 50 years since the first moon landing, Gravity combines hand-to hand acrobatics with Motionhouse’s signature contact choreography. Using breath-taking balances and extraordinary trust, Gravity sees two white-clad performers in an evocative exploration of weightlessness and zero gravity. An overwhelming sense of isolation underlies the precise, haunting choreography.
Knot is one of our brand new duets for 2018.
Knot sees two male dancers using extreme physicality, complex lifts and contact choreography, to explore the many facets of human relationships through physical expression. Twisting and turning, the balance shifts from one dancer to the other as they use their physicality to express their emotions. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’, Knot asks questions about who we are; delving into our inner lives and our relationships with others.
Happy Hour is one of our brand new duets for 2018.
Happy Hour is a playful and humorous male-female duet exploring the theme of meeting a stranger in a crowded place. How do 2 people who don’t know each other react when they meet for the first time? Dynamic lifts, athletic dance and split-second timing make Happy Hour a laugh-out-loud entertaining duet for all the family, as well as a hit at events, parties and launches using the distinctive Motionhouse style.