Motionhouse - Passionate Performance, Startling Spectacle, Dynamic Dance...
Broken - Seismic performance in a shifting world
Motionhouse was founded in 1988 by Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards. The company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK making our work locally, touring our work globally.
They create startling, passionate dance theatre. The productions are designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences and they fuse images with action and dynamism. Their performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create work that makes you think and feel.
Visually thrilling and full of trickery, Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’s latest production Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success of international hit Scattered, Broken probes our precarious relationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shifting perspectives.
Highly athletic dance is submerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancient ancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythical underworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworld of light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is, until disaster strikes.
Hanging in suspense, diving for support and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of a world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.
Designed by long-term collaborator Simon Dormon, with projections by international digital innovators Logela Multimedia, Broken is an unashamedly visual spectacle: ravishing, delicate and poignant, taking the audience on a journey into the earth as they have never seen it before.