Motionhouse Dance Theatre have been under the covers now for more than 18 months. Although the company have been creating and touring smaller works to various outdoor venues around the the UK and Europe.
2009 sees their return to the big stage with the all new work 'Scattered'. In the past Motionhouse have adorned the performance space with a large rig for the dancers to play around on, amongst many other things. This time they have built a giant, curved and very steep ramp in what can only be described as a concerted effort to frighten the children.
They say of this new work;
"Scattered combines Motionhouse's trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing aerial imagery with film and graphics, to create a unique visual performance event. Performed on a huge curved floor, which disappears skywards upstage, Scattered uses multiple projection technology to create a world in which the dancers move in, on and through the image.
Scattered delves into the beauty and absurdity of water in different elements. Seven dancers dive into a moving stream, wrestle a raging tide and slide on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty."
Indeed! Obviously we can't bring you any footage of the show at the moment because it doesn't exist yet (oh really! Ed!) Next month however we will have some footage from rehearsals for you. For the moment however you can have a look at some photos taken during rehearsals currently taking place at an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in Middle England.
Yes, it would be much cooler if they were rehearsing in Middle-Earth but dance space in fictional locales is pricey!
Hit up the link above for the images and check back soon for more details