A new dance theatre show presented by MÓTUS

MÓTUS received funding through the Emergency and Recovery Grant programme from Arts Council England to develop new ideas for an original family and schools dance theatre show. Throughout the various breaks in lockdown and when professionals were able to rehearse together again - MÓTUS’s Artistic Director Helen Parlor teamed up with co-director Kate Taylor to start physicalising ideas for a new touring work suitable for families and which would have a particular resonance with young people.


Over 4 separate weeks the company worked; exploring ideas around empathy, fear, challenge and isolation alongside physicalising ideas around embracing difference and individuality. This is a show about celebrating the truth that we are not all the same and this diversity in people is something to be championed. 

Somedays animates the journey of 4 characters all trying to fit in - challenging these notions and remaining true to their spirit.


Artistic Directors: Helen Parlor & Kate Taylor

Performers: Gavin Vincent, Lauren Stewart, Hannah Woodliffe and Hannah Pickett


Enquiries: contact MÓTUS on


Tips for schools and groups with regard to stimuli:

A show about overcoming challenge

Family show - also suitable in schools settings

About empathy

About individuality - embracing differences

A show about not giving up

About people

Intricate and dynamic physicality

Journeys with people

Supporting one another

About fear and overcoming fear


Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

MÓTUS was established in 2013 by professional dancers based right here in Milton Keynes, who through their professional work around the country, recognised that there was a huge amount of potential just waiting to be harnessed in the city. And so MÓTUS was born.

Since 2013, MÓTUS has presented six festivals taking a year off in 2017 to allow the artistic team to lead on other collaborative events for MK50, a year-long event that celebrated the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes’ designation as a new town. JUMP START is their U.Dance endorsed youth dance platform that has just had its third year, welcoming hundreds of young dancers to The Venue:MK each time to share their talent and passion. MÓTUS also programmes workshops and classes at all levels and is becoming a recognisable name in support of new dance work and emerging dance artists through the ADJUSTMENTS platforms. The platforms are a space to try new ideas for work and provides feedback to artists through live discussion with a live audience and panel of arts professionals

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Our Mission

Our mission is to see our theatres and arts scenes bustling with life from every age group and from every sector of the community - everyone is welcome here. - Helen Parlor (Artistic Director) and the MÓTUS team

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Who is MÒTUS?

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Helen Parlor - Artistic Director
To find out more about Helen click here

To view the MÒTUS Board
please click here
To view the Company
Policies please click here

Dance in a Day 

With Back 2 Basix and MÓTUS


Wednesday 27th October 10am (arrival from 9:30am) - 4:30pm

finishing with an informal sharing Ravenstone Village Hall (Nr Olney)- Milton Keynes


Price: £10


Spend a day with MÓTUS in half term working with 3 companies of professionals to create a dance in a day fusing street dance and contemporary dance styles.

For young people aged 8 - 19 - all ages will be stretched/pushed/be able to realise potential

Sound good? Then send an email to with HALF TERM in the subject line


Are you between 13 and 19 years old?
Do you have a passion for Dance and Dance
Could you be available for and committed to regular rehearsals?
MÓTUS Youth is recruiting for September 2021!

To find out more please click here

How You Can Work With MÓTUS



We are so lucky that the dedicated team at MOTUS work so hard to enhance the dance culture in Milton Keynes.

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