Motionhouse

 Dance

 

Biography

Under the collaborative direction of Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards since 1988, Motionhouse creates and delivers an extraordinary range of dance performances, acclaimed for striking use of imagery, theatricality and immediate impact.
Since the company’s launch, it has toured eighteen full-length productions to middle-scale theatres, built up a formidable educational programme for schools and colleges, trained dozens of dancers, pushed contemporary dance into the aerial arena by combining choreography with sling and bungee skills, and developed large-scale site-specific dance spectacles with increasing ambition.
Motionhouse has also witnessed great success for its shorter festival pieces, which tour extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Motionhouse won the Audience Prize at the MiramirO Festival in Ghent in 2009 for Underground, which remains in its repertoire and is performed alongside Chaser and its new outdoor show for 2010, Cascade, which is already proving popular on the circuit with promoters and audience members alike.

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Reviews

“Choreography, visuals, music and narrative come together in a seamless balance to create something terrific!”

Alan Rivett

Warwick Arts Centre

“A jaw-dropping, eye-popping work of creation that with movement, sound and sheer theatrical spectacle comes close to a hallucinogenic experience… Kevin Finnan… has created a mesmerising combination of physical dance and film that thrills the senses and tricks the eye.”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

“Super athletic dancers, as dexterous in the air and with ropes as they are on the floor, this is a company that has long cornered the high impact end of the market”

The Guardian

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