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Work with Schools

MOTUS offers afterschool dance workshops to schools across Milton Keynes.  These workshops are for students of the school they are delivered in.  If you would like to enquire about MOTUS working in your school, please email schools@motusdance.co.uk 

Work in the Community

We have a number of projects running in the community with town and parish councils and local outreach agencies (such as Community Action: MK).  We will update you of each project as it is developed. 

Festivals

Our next Festival is planned for Autumn 2023. The team are currently working with dancers, producers and companies to make plans just for you.  So watch this space!

International Dance Day

MÓTUS curated 198 members from the community and schools alongside 2 professional companies - Richard Chappell Dance and Paramount Parkour - for a day of dance at the Milton Keynes Rose on the 29th and 30th April 2022. Working in partnership with the Cenotaph Trust and the Parks Trust; Artistic Director of MÓTUS Helen Parlor said ‘it has been a joy to find and work with all of these talented groups in our local area or who are somehow attached to Milton Keynes and the dance scene we are trying to create. The MK Rose is the perfect site for movement/dance and International Dance Day gave audiences, over 2 nights, an exceptional and varied showcase of work all relating to the theme of ‘Spring’ whilst relating to the inscriptions on the pillars, across 2 nights.

This project was made possible by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Ansom Trust. Huge thanks to The Parks Trust.

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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Wake

Tamzen Moulding

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 enjoy watching 'Wake' and thanks in advance for your support.

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

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