Join internationally acclaimed local company Motionhouse for a day long physical Masterclass. The day will give you a chance to experience the popular and unique style Motionhouse is renowned for.
The Motionhouse masterclass aims to introduce participants to the Motionhouse style of contemporary dance. The content will be based on Charge. The class will be aimed at a mixed ability audience.
Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is an internationally acclaimed touring dance company with an office and studio base in Leamington Spa and a creation centre in Warwick. The company prides itself on producing shows of outstanding quality that are exciting, accessible and enjoyable for all. Motionhouse is known for its ‘4D’ spectacles integrating music, visuals, dance, acrobatics and physical theatre.
Motionhouse tours a wide ranging repertoire to theatres and festivals in the UK and across the globe – exporting work made in Warwickshire to audiences around the world. Recent years have seen two highly acclaimed US tours, tours of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, as well as regular appearances throughout Europe.
Motionhouse’s Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
A wide ranging education and participatory programme runs parallel to Motionhouse’s performance work, including classes, post-show discussions with audiences and workshops in schools and theatres. The company’s approach to participation is inclusive, with the underlying ethos that anyone can dance. The company runs regular classes from its home base, offering developmental and creative opportunities for children and young people to dance.
You will need:
- Sensible, loose comfortable clothing which neither restricts nor inhibits movement.
- No specialist footwear necessary we suggest participants dance bare foot.
- Long sleeved clothes are recommended as there is usually a lot of floor work in our classes.
- Water – Highly physical class.