Visually thrilling and full of trickery, Motionhouse’s brand new production Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success of international hit Scattered, which explored the theme of water, Broken examines our precarious relationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shifting perspectives.

This powerful company submerge highly athletic dance within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancient ancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythical underworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworld of light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is, until disaster strikes.

Created by Artistic Director* Kevin Finnan* with set design by long-term collaborator Simon Dormon, projections courtesy of international digital innovators* Logela Multimedia* and original music created by Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson, Broken is ravishing, delicate and poignant, taking the audience on a journey into the earth as they have never seen it before.

Broken is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Watford Palace, Blackpool Grand, mac and Swindon Dance.

Post Show Talk Thu 3 Oct


With a cast of super-athletic dancers, as dextrous in the air with ropes as they are powerful on the floor, this is a company that has long cornered the high-impact end of the dance market.

The Guardian

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