EMERGENCY GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT WITH THANKS TO ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
In May 2020 MÓTUS received grant funding aid from Arts Council England to assist us to research:
Audiences and the current impact we are making and how to develop this alongside creating new and exciting partnerships, collaborating with a host of artists and communities.
New and possible spaces for dance, performance and research in Milton Keynes and partnerships connected to this to promote dance as a unique, accessible and important art form in the area.
Current partnerships and potential future partnerships working across Milton Keynes and nearby regions in order to realise exciting projects, reach audiences and new participants for dance.
New communities and spaces. Online communication reaching out to new communities and community figures to include spaces underused and with bucket loads of potential.
Desirable medium to large scale community projects as a result of above research.
Continued communication with new partners, venues, audiences and communities.
Research into future collaborators.
Projects within online capacity across web-site and social media to include dance, writing, image and film responses.
Artists creating work online for youth dance company and youth general provision.
We are therefore reaching out to see if any of the above ignited some interest in YOU, anyone YOU work with or any spaces YOU are familiar with that could be used for dance/performance/rehearsal for both professional and community artists.
MÓTUS realises the unprecedented situation with which we are all faced during this time with COVID-19 but would like to prepare to its very best ability in order to provide as much possibility in the upcoming months to create cultural change for dance within the Milton Keynes area with regard to performance, rehearsal and artistic spaces for movement.
We would love to hear from YOU in relation to any of the above.
Photo credit: Legge
Mapdance 2020 offers an enticingly varied set of exciting new works by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers, plus the revival of Inside the Animal by Jose Agudo from the 2018 tour. The gratifying roster of new artists this year includes Gary Clark, Ceyda Tanc, Noa Shadur. The University of Chichester’s MA touring company is an established group of dynamic young dancers recruited nationally and internationally. Their diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, wry humour, and both intricate and questioning choreograph
We are programming them after we had to cancel them from SPRING BITES and the show is taking place at The VenueMK on the 22nd September at 7pm.
Here is the box office details: https://www.thevenuemk.com/index.php/what-s-on/all-events
ALL TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE
-No pre-allocated seats but staff will sit ticket groups in a socially distanced manner on arrival.
- Audience members will pass through temperature sensing cameras on arrival and anyone with high temperature will not be admitted but WILL be given a refund.
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
MÓTUS FREE YOUTH DANCE OFFER WITH MYDC
MÓTUS YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
MONDAYS 6PM - 7:15PM PHYSICAL DANCE CLASS FOCUSED IN CONTEMPORARY
DANCE ALONGSIDE INFLUENCE FROM OTHER STYLES: JAZZ, HIP HOP, STREET, BALLET TECHNIQUES.
7:15PM - 8PM CHANCE TO ASK QUESTIONS TO THE ARTIST, SOCIALISE AND THINK OF FUTURE
PROJECTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH
Put ‘YOUTH DANCE’ in the title
Open to all secondary school aged pupils.
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