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

- Schools and workshops: schools@motusdance.co.uk
- General inquiries: info@motusdance.co.uk
- Professional programme: helen@motusdance.co.uk

Meet The Team



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

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Dance Improvisation Workshop 

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) With Charlie Morrissey 

This workshop is about noticing how being and moving with others can be a huge resource and inspiration for dancing. 

After the long period of separation that we have experienced during this pandemic, the workshop will re-visit ideas and experiences of proximity and touch, materiality and motion. 

We will map out our own bodies through physical explorations in relation to space and other people whilst playing and moving alongside, into, with and through. 

There will be opportunities to explore weight and lightness of moving in company with others, improvising in contact, out of contact and as a group as something fresh and inspiring. 

Charlie is a director/choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher, who has been working in the field of performance for 30 years. His work is influenced by long-term working relationships with Steve Paxton, Siobhan Davies, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, K.J.Holmes, Katie Duck and others. 

Charlie curates Wainsgate Dances - an international artist-led dance programme at Wainsgate Chapel in Yorkshire, UK www.wainsgate.co.uk/wainsgate-dances www.charliemorrissey.com

21st November 2021

10am - 1pm Milton Keynes 



Request a booking form from: info@motusdance.co.uk 

COST £6 

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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