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Motionhouse

Motionhouse was founded 25 years ago in 1988 by Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards. The company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK making work locally and touring globally. The company's performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create work that makes you think and feel.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £257,315
  • 2013-2014: £307,315
  • 2014-2015: £270,077

Video feed

Traction | Fleetwood - Behind the scenes!

There's a mere matter of hours left to rehearse the show before performing at Tram Sunday tomorrow! (20 Jul 2014) With grey skies rolling above us and the tide inching closer behind us, we're doing everything we can to prepare.. Hear what Kevin has to say about making the show again in Fleetwood and see exclusive rehearsal footage!

Backstage with Motionhouse

Ever wondered what goes on backstage when we take our theatre shows out on the road? Let Luka Owen take you behind the scenes in Tokyo and Hong Kong to show you everything from post show huddles, what happens when you mix energy jelly and hard hats, what the show looks like from the side of the stage, warm ups, warm downs and so much more! We don't own this song and all rights go to the respective owner. It is used for entertainment purposes only (covered by our PRS License!).

Kevins thoughts on Scattered

Kevin Finnan talks all things Scattered as the company prepare for the first ever Motionhouse show in Japan at Blue Theatre, Roppongi!

Scattered - Countdown Begins!

We're so excited to be heading back on the road with Scattered to beautiful Tokyo and Hong Kong! http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/productions/tour_dates.shtm

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MYDance Behind the scenes: sneak preview!

Motionhouse's Youth Company prepare to perform at International Dance Festival Birmingham's MY Dance Festival 2014

Broken - Kevin Finnans thoughts

Hear what Artistic Director Kevin Finnan has to say about our newest theatre show, Broken as we prepare for the last 3 UK dates in 2014!

Hello Tokyo!

The dancers couldn't resist filming a greeting for our audiences in Tokyo, who will be able to watch us at the Blue Man Theatre on the 13th, 14th and 15th of June!

Video Diary: Indiana and Michigan

Catch up with the dancers as they perform two dates in Indiana and a masterclass in Michigan! Find out how the company cope when someone is injured mid show, how we prepare alternative versions of the show for varying tech requirements and watch an amazing group of students in Michigan talk Motionhouse!

City Museum, St Louis - Motionhouse style!!

What happens when our dancers have a rare day off from touring Scattered around the USA to spend some time at a famous local landmark? Check out this fab video from dancers Ally and Luka as Motionhouse take to the ramps, slides, lifts and ball pits of St Louis' fabulous City Museum! If you have somewhere you'd like the dancers to see - leave a comment below and we'll try our hardest to get there! If you want to catch the show whilst we're in the USA, don't forget you can find out where we'll be by visiting our tour dates page for info: http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/productions/tour_dates.shtm

Motionhouse Video Diary 2 - Scattered tour USA 2014

Preparing for the opening night of their second U.S tour with Scattered, Motionhouse dancers take you on an exclusive look behind the scenes. UK based Motionhouse returned to the USA in March 2014 for their second theatre tour of Scattered, which opened at the Edison Theatre, St Louis, MO on 21 March before taking in eight states over six weeks.

Motionhouse Video Diary 1 - Scattered tour USA 2014

UK Dance Theatre Company Motionhouse returned to the USA in March 2014 for their second theatre tour with Scattered. Opening at the Edison Theatre, St Louis, MO on 21 March Motionhouse followed their critically acclaimed 2013 tour with a tour that took in eight states in six weeks. To celebrate their safe arrival in the States the Motionhouse Dancers create their very own video diary - enjoy!

Scattered returns to the USA!

It's nearly time...! Due to popular demand, Scattered returns to the USA in March and April 2014 for another 6 week tour. Let us transport you to a world of water, ice, deserts and breathtaking dance. Combining stunning contemporary dance, aerial work, dazzling digital film and a huge curved set Scattered is created by Kevin Finnan MBE (Choreographer for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games)

Reach - Unlimted

A short video highlighting the best moments from the research and development for 'Reach'. www.motionhouse.co.uk

Motionhouse Broken Promo filmed by Birmingham Ormiston Academy

Motionhouse have a close relationship with Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) an independent state-funded 14-19 Academy in Birmingham. Talented broadcast students from BOA filmed Broken, Motionhouse's latest production for theatres, filmed and edited the show to accurately summarise the narrative in this trailer.

Motionhouse Youth filmed by Dan Tucker

Motionhouse Youth Director Claire Benson talks about Motionhouse Youth and why youth companies, education workshops and technique classes for young people are so important. Opportunities to get involved in youth dance within Motionhouse include Motionhouse Youth Classes for 11-19 year olds on Tuesdays 4.45-6.15pm as well as performing companies for all age groups: Motionhouse Junior for 8-13 year olds (Thursdays 5.30-6.45pm) Motionhouse Youth (Fridays 7-9pm). All are based at the company's dance studio in Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa. The company also works with young people while on tour around the UK and internationally, exploring contact dance for a wide range of participants as well as the choreography within GCSE and ALevel curriculum shows Perfect and Driven, and the newest theatre touring show Broken. To get involved visit www.motionhouse.co.uk T: 01926 887052 E: info@motionhouse.co.uk

Broken

Broken, Motionhouse's newest theatre show, created by artistic director Kevin Finnan is touring to theatres across the UK and Europe throughout 2014. For dates see motionhouse.co.uk

Behind the scenes with... Motionhouse Youth

Take a look behind the scenes at devising work for Motionhouse Youths new piece 'Unbound'. If you are interested in dancing and are aged between 8 - 19 then we have plenty going on that you can get involved in - for all skill levels! Head to our website and check out information on youth classes: http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/learning-and-participation/classes/motionhouse_classes.shtm Video courtesy of Dan Tucker.

Captive: Full length show

For the first time, join us on YouTube as we take you right up close to the action with this full length version of 'Captive' filmed by Chris Bradley live in Greenwich (GDIF). You can now watch the entire show from the comfort of you living room!

Reach: Behind the scenes.

Join us behind the scenes at the HE services plant in Strood as Research and Development starts on a new addition to the Machine Dance series; Reach. Featuring one digger and two disabled dancers (Welly O'Brien and David Toole) the piece is very much in it's early stages, but we are very excited about where it is headed! The Project is commissioned by the Mayor of London's Liberty Festival with support from Arts Council England.

Broken by Motionhouse

It's finally here... Nine months in the making, Broken has burst into life on stages across the UK and is receiving rave reviews. Combining breath taking digital imagery, mesmerising music, innovative costumes and stunning choreography, you can find more information on Broken and Motionhouse on the official website: www.motionhouse.co.uk http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/productions/venue-touring/broken.shtm Or search Facebook and Twitter for 'Motionhouse' to engage. Trailer and footage by Logela Multimedia.

BROKEN - final rehearsals.

We were very lucky to have film maker and photographer Giuliano Berti from www.giulianoberti.com join us in the warehouse last week. He has made this fantastic film for you all to give you a taster of just what you might get to see in Broken when the tour starts on October 2nd 2013 at Warwick Arts Centre. http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/productions/tour_dates.shtm All footage courtesy of www.giulianoberti.com

Broken - an update from behind the scenes!

A little while ago we shared this wonderful footage from the Broken photo shoot with Chris Nash (courtesy of Danielle Bower ) with you all - we're excited now to be able to share the results of this wonderful shoot with you! For more information on where you can watch Broken visit: www.motionhouse.co.uk

Captive by Motionhouse

The exciting trailer for brand new outdoor piece 'Captive'. For more information on Captive and our other works please visit: www.motionhouse.co.uk If you would like to speak to someone about booking Captive please email info@motionhouse.co.uk Trailer produced and edited by Chris Bradley.

Thank You!

Last year we asked for your help in costuming Captive - and help us you did! Here Moho dancers Ally and Danny are on set for the first time with their costumes to say - THANK YOU for being a Moho Angel and keeping us clothed!!

Day 1 - European Capital of Culture.

Behind the scenes and n the beach with the dancers, drivers and audience on the 1st day of performance in Marseille-Provence.

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Spencer House
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV31 3SY
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