MÓTUS : Universe & Me II 
10th October 2021| Middleton Hall centre:mk

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Why? Gravity & Levity

1.00pm

Why’? is both a tender and exhilarating aerial duet exploring themes of life, loss, surrender and acceptance in a soft and moving way.

 

The piece offers a visceral experience for its audiences that not only legitimises the emotional one but creates space for the viewer to bring their own understanding to it, triggering a resonance, not dictating their experience. 

 

Performed in two parts, ‘Why?’ uses climbing harnesses and abseil lines to dance on a bespoke free-standing wall - ‘vertical dance’.

 

Originally created in 2004, it formed the keystone for Gravity & Levity’s first full-length production which toured nationally in 2005.

In 2019 the piece was re-imagined with the same creative team and cast 15 years on is and is performed to a powerfully haunting commissioned sound score, with spoken word interspersed throughout the piece.

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Community Stage Piece 1

1.25pm

Emily Palmer

MÓTUS are delighted to welcome artists to our Community Dance Stage for our second excerpt of 'The Universe & Me'.
 

Community and Youth Dance lie at the heart of our ethos alongside working with artists and groups at every stage of their dancing journey.


We appreciate their time, commitment and dedication to this event and welcome them onto our Community Stage.

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GLAM

1.30pm

Glam is a 25 minute vibrant dance and circus cabaret, a humorous outdoor street performance celebrating fabulousness. Audience members are encouraged to join in the fun to dance with the cast in this gloriously fast paced show of acrobatics, hand to hand, disco, feathers, glitter and glamorous make-up!

This colourful performance highlights the power of bringing people together through dance, popular music and invites each of us to celebrate the most fabulous part of ourselves. Inspired by club culture and the journey of the LGBTQ+ community, Glam is accessible to all ages and backgrounds.

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Community Stage Piece 2

2.00pm

Carel Academy

MÓTUS are delighted to welcome artists to our Community Dance Stage for our second excerpt of 'The Universe & Me'.
 

Community and Youth Dance lie at the heart of our ethos alongside working with artists and groups at every stage of their dancing journey.


We appreciate their time, commitment and dedication to this event and welcome them onto our Community Stage.

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GROW by Kapow

2.10pm

Grow is a lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duet by Kapow.

In a playful and touching celebration of nature’s power to rejuvenate itself, take over spaces and grow through the cracks, Kapow combines humanity and a comedic gardening show in their lively duet Grow.

Through order and chaos, humans transforming into weed, seeds and beautiful sunflowers, Grow looks at the relationships we form with one another and the natural world and explores what we all need to thrive.

This show leaves the audience feeling uplifted and inspired to get out and enjoy nature. It speaks about our relationship to one another, to the natural world and of what we all need to thrive.

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Community Stage Piece 3

2.40pm

Clockwork Dance Company

MÓTUS are delighted to welcome artists to our Community Dance Stage for our second excerpt of 'The Universe & Me'.
 

Community and Youth Dance lie at the heart of our ethos alongside working with artists and groups at every stage of their dancing journey.


We appreciate their time, commitment and dedication to this event and welcome them onto our Community Stage.

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Why? Gravity & Levity

3.00pm

Why’? is both a tender and exhilarating aerial duet exploring themes of life, loss, surrender and acceptance in a soft and moving way.

 

The piece offers a visceral experience for its audiences that not only legitimises the emotional one but creates space for the viewer to bring their own understanding to it, triggering a resonance, not dictating their experience. 

 

Performed in two parts, ‘Why?’ uses climbing harnesses and abseil lines to dance on a bespoke free-standing wall - ‘vertical dance’.

 

Originally created in 2004, it formed the keystone for Gravity & Levity’s first full-length production which toured nationally in 2005.

In 2019 the piece was re-imagined with the same creative team and cast 15 years on is and is performed to a powerfully haunting commissioned sound score, with spoken word interspersed throughout the piece.

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Community Stage Piece 4

3.25pm

Tango Boulevard

MÓTUS are delighted to welcome artists to our Community Dance Stage for our second excerpt of 'The Universe & Me'.
 

Community and Youth Dance lie at the heart of our ethos alongside working with artists and groups at every stage of their dancing journey.


We appreciate their time, commitment and dedication to this event and welcome them onto our Community Stage.

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GLAM

3.30pm

Glam is a 25 minute vibrant dance and circus cabaret, a humorous outdoor street performance celebrating fabulousness. Audience members are encouraged to join in the fun to dance with the cast in this gloriously fast paced show of acrobatics, hand to hand, disco, feathers, glitter and glamorous make-up!

This colourful performance highlights the power of bringing people together through dance, popular music and invites each of us to celebrate the most fabulous part of ourselves. Inspired by club culture and the journey of the LGBTQ+ community, Glam is accessible to all ages and backgrounds.

Jamie Morgans Photography.jpg

GROW by Kapow

4.10pm

Grow is a lively, energetic and vibrant dance theatre duet by Kapow.

In a playful and touching celebration of nature’s power to rejuvenate itself, take over spaces and grow through the cracks, Kapow combine humanity an a comedic gardening show in their lively duet Grow.

Through order and chaos, humans transforming into weed, seeds and beautiful sunflowers, Grow looks at the relationships we form with one another and the natural world and explores what we all need to thrive.

This show leaves the audience feeling uplifted and inspired to get out and enjoy nature. It speaks about our relationship to one another, to the natural world and of what we all need to thrive.