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Exclusive double bill from Motionhouse

Exclusive double bill from Motionhouse

On Saturday 18th November, the Layard Theatre will be hosting Motionhouse as they present an exclusive, tailored double bill especially for us.

Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is an internationally acclaimed dance company, touring a wide ranging repertoire to theatres and festivals in the UK and across the globe. Motionhouse has made a lasting and significant contribution to the UK dance scene. The company’s distinctive style fuses passionate physicality, circus and dance, powerful narrative and incredible digital imagery to produce shows of outstanding quality that are exciting, accessible and enjoyable.

As well as bringing new and exciting work to audiences across the UK, Motionhouse tours to theatres across the globe with the last 4 years seeing 2 highly acclaimed US tours, tours of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, as well as regular appearances throughout Europe.

Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. His interest in questioning the traditional use of space in performance has led to the creation of extraordinary dance spectacles including for JCB diggers and dancers, site-based performances at heritage sites, beaches and disused buildings, and a series of outdoor shows that tour festivals and outdoor venues across the UK and Europe.

Currently touring their large scale production ‘Charge’, for one night only they will be performing not one, but two of their fantastic productions: ‘Captive’ and ‘Underground’. Tickets can be bought via the Canford website online, emailing or calling 01202 847525.

Chloe Lazenbury from the Layard commented:  “Motionhouse are an incredible, inspirational dance company that we are excited to be hosting here at the Layard. It will truly be a phenomenal performance that we cannot wait to share with our students, their families and our local community. For people who love dance and for those who are perhaps not so sure, it is an experience not to be missed.