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What is it to be wild?

WILD, the daring new outdoor production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment and how, in a world where many of us live in large urban areas, the wild environment is becoming increasingly alien to us.

As urban humans, how do we relate to a way of being that we no longer understand? Is the wild still shaping our behaviour?

WILD creates an urban forest in the everyday of the city. Using the powerful physicality distinctive to Motionhouse and combining dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering, WILD is a juxtaposition of the complex relationships in the forest and the more atomised life of humans in the city.

A forest of tall poles enables performance on multiple levels. From the top of the pole, we explore life in the canopy, looking down onto the forest floor – a dangerous world of unknown meetings.

Where do we belong? Do we choose survival as a lone wolf or engage with the complex mechanism of the pack and the tribe?

WILD premiered at Brighton Festival in May 2019 and continues to tour the UK over the summer. See below for our upcoming tour dates:

  • Date Venue & Tickets
  • Thu 25th Jul 2019
    12:30pm
    5:00pm

    Fantastic Feats, London (St Giles Terrace)

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  • Thu 1st Aug 2019
    1:15pm
    7:00pm

    Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton

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  • Thu 1st Aug 2019
    1:15pm
    7:00pm

    Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton

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  • Sat 24th Aug 2019
    12:00pm
    4:15pm

    bOing! Festival, Canterbury

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WILD trailer

If you are interested in booking WILD or would like to find out more, contact Amy Belfield on [email protected]  or +44 (0)1926 887052.