MÓTUS 2021 - The Universe & Me 

Festival of Dance


 

Here are a few highlights from our festival recently delivered. We are grateful to all of the companies that performed and to the artists who gave their time to realising our vision for the festival in 2021. 
We will be back soon with more details, thoughts and feedback from the festival.

 

Helen Parlor
Artistic Director

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Universe & Me Two Day Free Dance Festival in Middleton Hall - centre:mk on 19th and 27th June. Featured some of the best of British Dance including James Wilton, Vanhulle Dance Theatre, Autin Dance Theatre, Richard Chappell Dance and Highly Sprung. 

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Youth, Outreach and Education Co-ordinator - MÓTUS
 
MÓTUS are looking to appoint a Youth, Outreach and Education Co-ordinator to work with our charity over the next year to:
  • Develop contacts and relationships for youth, education and outreach activity that align with research identified in our reach, space and audience audits undertaken in 2020.

  • Build up a database of contacts within the community with whom our work clearly aligns and start building relationships for future projects and ambitions.

  • Develop and build on our strong relationship with schools across Milton Keynes to offer opportunities alongside our professional programme and through our Youth Dance Company offer.

  • To work on the recruitment drive of our Youth Dance company MYDC with a campaign and 

    recruitment plan across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

  • To work alongside our professional programme to align an outreach programme to help extend

    impact and reach of our activity.

  • To develop links with schools and our Artists Insights offer - to develop the education of dance

    as an art form within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director on a shared vision across the professional and community

    programme with shared goals, visions and targets.

  • Work alongside the Artistic Director and Fundraiser to identify education projects in alignment

    with our programme and funding applications.

  • To recruit members of the community for projects across our programme.

  • To work with our marketing team to create marketing campaigns for the community, youth and out-

    reach projects.


    Aims:

  • • To demonstrate the value of dance in Milton Keynes across primary schools, secondary schools and community dance settings with a focus on crafting dance and developing creativity.

  • To develop the profile of MÓTUS and provide transformative experiences where participants can build on confidence and skill alongside meaningful experiences.

  • To create excellent working relationships across schools and communities in Milton Keynes.


    Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Knowledge of community and youth dance and its benefits on communities.
    • Able to talk confidently to groups, communities and leaders within the community to encourage

    participation.
    • Has experience working with schools and teachers to develop programmes of work. • Driver (desirable)


    Youth, Education and Outreach Manager
    Term: 12 hours a week (1.8 days) for 48 weeks over a 12 month period (Equivalent of 72 days)
    Fee: £120 per day inclusive and on a freelance basis
    Responsible to: Artistic Director and Board of Trustees.

Application Process

Please send up to two sides of A4 outlining your suitability and experience for the role alongside and outline of the approach you would undertake if contracted. Please also highlight any knowl- edge you have with regard to communities and schools across Milton Keynes.

Send applications to: Helen Parlor / Artistic Director: helen@motusdance.co.uk

 

Deadline: 5th September 2021

Further Info: www.motusdance.co.uk
 

WAKE

TAMZEN MOULDING

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Wake is a short film, commissioned by MÓTUS, about living with all the different versions of ourselves. Created by Inverted with original music by Aelfyn Shipton, directed by James Bonas, with filming and edit by Simon Becket, this is an original film created specifically for filming during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Narratively, Wake follows the same character (Tamzen Moulding) over time - habituating the same space, alone.  Wake reflects on the past ‘versions’ of ourselves and the deeply engrained memories that habituate our physicality.

To see more of Tamzen's fantastic work please

click here

My name is Tamzen I am an independent artist based in Milton Keynes. During the first lockdown last summer MÓTUS commissioned me to make a film. The result of this commission is this short film 'Wake'. The team working on 'Wake' would like to continue with the creative collaboration, if you would like to support our future work and have enjoyed watching 'Wake' please donate to our GO FUND ME. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/wake-film-trilogy

If you would like updates on what we are making, performing and doing -   please follow @invertedtheatre on instagram and FB and @tamzenmoulding on instagram. Here you can find more information about performances, workshops and classes. 

We hope you enjoyed watching 'Wake' and thanks in advance for your support.

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Thank You Culture Recovery Fund

MÓTUS are delighted to have received money from the Culture Recovery Fund and are busy putting the
money to create opportunities and jobs. Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.

Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented

investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can
weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.

And we are #HereForCulture too.

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.

With more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us.

By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting
communities across the country.

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 enquries: info@motusdance.co.uk
- Professional programme: helen@motusdance.co.uk

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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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