Motionhouse are a company of more than 30 years standing and for 2017 they are delivering a massive electric shock to the system with their brand new work 'Charge' (I see what you did there! Ed!)
For this video we went behind the scenes for the day to film some rehearsals and speak with Kevin Finnan, the company's AD.
Motionhouse say this much about the work;
From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives.
Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies and humans as energy manipulators. In an exciting fusion of art and science, Motionhouse has worked with partners from the University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body to inspire the show.
Charge is the third element of Kevin Finnan's 'Earth Trilogy', developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth.
'Charge' will premiere on October 4th at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry with national and international touring for a very long time after that. So check the company websites for ongoing details.
The work is performed by Junior Cunningham, Chris Knight, Martina Knight, Daniel Massarella, Luka Owen, Naomi Tadevossian, Rebecca Williams and Alisdair Stewart. Music by Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson, used by kind permission of Motionhouse.
Filmed at Motionhouse Rehearsal Space, Leamington Spa on September 14th 2017.