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What's On...

Below is a list of forthcoming events... 

RECENT EVENT....

The Intensive workshop day was led by Chien-Ming Chang who is the rehearsal director for Hofesh Shechter Company’s apprentice company, Shechter II. The professional workshop explored repertoire from Hofesh’s current Shechter II work, Contemporary Dance 2.0. Throughout the workshop Ming explored with the group the insights into Hofesh’s fundamental movement principles and the themes of this work. 

The workshop was attended by 15 people who were either professionals in their field or vocational students.

Here are some photos from the day. 
Photographer: Helen Parlor

CALLING ALL WARRIORS... 

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MAPDANCE CURTAIN RAISER 

SCHOOL WORKSHOP

25TH MAY

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For Ages 12+. £150 per workshop.

Full-day workshops available.

Participants will have the chance to

perform and open Mapdance's show at

The Venue MK on the 26th of May.

Please contact schools@motusdance.co.uk

t0 book or for more information. 

HOFESH SHECHTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

27TH OF MAY  

‘Led by the dancers from Shechter II, this workshop is an

opportunity for dance teachers/students/ professional

dancers to explore the Company’s distinctive movement

style and the chance to ask questions in a Q&A with the

Shechter II dancers. 

The workshop will include a full warm up and use repertoire

and imagery from Hofesh’s critically acclaimed/latest work,

Contemporary Dance 2.0, to explore his creative process.’

Ages 14+ £150 per workshop, the maximum class size is

20-25 students. PLACES FILLING FAST – Last remaining slot :

Afternoon of the 27th of May. Sessions are 2 hours 30

minutes long, including Q&A.

Prices are negotiable as some funding is available.

"This work has been supported by funding from

MK Community Foundation..."

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MAPDANCE 

26 May at The Venue MK

The University of Chichester’s performance company, mapdance 2022 brings together 14 dancers, three newly commissioned dance works plus a restaging of Robert Clark’s 2021 repertoire. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience dynamic, theatrical and beautifully crafted work by both established and emerging contemporary choreographers. 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Golding’s new work STATE is rooted in the relationship between music and dance, exploring different ways to translate music into and out of the body.Keira Martin fuses both the old world and the new through her joint love of traditional and contemporary arts and culture. Keira’s work In-between the Lines openly highlights social and political issues related to identity, gender, social justice, culture and class.

James Cousins dynamic choreography pushes the limitations of physicality. His work is an emotive portrayal of relationships centring on human connection.

Robert Clark’s Closer (2021) explores the desire for, and repercussions of change. 12 people consider their future selves and attempt to simultaneously control and break free of the present whilst looking to each other to find meaning and a way forward.

Tickets £12/£10 group bookings available schools@motusdance.co.uk

CHOREOGRAPHY & MUSIC BY HOFESH SHECHTER PERFORMED BY SHECHTER II

Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter Performed by Shechter II

Lighting Design – TOM VISSER
Original Costume Design – OSNAT KELNER, HOFESH SHECHTER
MAY 28 AT 7:45 PM

Following the recent success of Hofesh Shechter Company’s tour of POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED, the company’s award-winning development and performance training programme for world-class young dancers, Shechter II, returns with Contemporary Dance 2.0.

Originally made in 2019 by Hofesh Shechter for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound score with a euphoric feel and throbbing beats.  pulsating hip hop, folk, and Bach to bring club-like euphoria and abandon.

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In a work that is dipped in ironic references to pop culture and making a playful take on Shechter’s own art form, in Contemporary Dance 2.0 only one thing is certain, the dancers do it their way.

Contemporary Dance 2.0 is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Düsseldorf Fescval!, Espace 1789, with produccon support from Teatro Comunale, Vicenza, and a produccon residency at Arts Depot, London.

Hofesh Shechter Company is supported with public funding through Arts Council England. Hofesh Shechter Company benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundacon for the development of its projects and, with thanks to the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, concnues to be #HereForCulture.

Hofesh Shechter is an Associate Arcst of Sadler’s Wells and Arcst-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance (2021-2023). Hofesh Shechter Company is Resident Company of the Brighton Dome.

This performance has been made possible through MÓTUS, Arts Council, Walton Community Council, The D’Oyly Carte, The Leche Trust, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Milton Keynes Council.

£8 for groups of 10 or more; contact schools@motusdance.co.uk to book

Somedays...

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

Logos (to insert Simon) : Arts Council England & Here for Culture.

 

Enquiries: contact MÓTUS on info@motusdance.co.uk

 

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 over-coming fear