FOR THE FALLEN
In Collaboration with Westbury Arts Centre
Textile Artist Vinny Stapley and GREAT WAR MK
On the 5th July the MÓTUS team, Helen Parlor, Chris Bradley and Effie McGuire Ward staged ‘For the Fallen’ , a commemorative World War One dance site specific ipece, at the MK Rose. After working with twelve different groups on choreography the dance team then staged the work within the MK Rose alongside the magnificent display of World War One inspired banners, made through the direction of textile artist Vinny Stapley, within the space.
Despite the rain the groups and team battled on to perform in front of large crowds,
braving the weather to support this event.
MÓTUS 2015 – RESPOND Festival
On the 31st May 2015 MÓTUS held its second dance festival in Milton Keynes. The title of this year’s festival was RESPOND. The artistic vision for 2015 was to continue our work with emerging choreographers (a strand developed through our very successful work in progress platforms throughout the year) and encourage them to come and make work in sites in Milton Keynes, to animate spaces and work in a site specific way to engage audiences. These site specific works to culminate in a promenade dance performance leading audiences from the Milton Keynes Gallery and into Campbell Park; engaging dance with art, sculpture and spaces along the trail.
Helen worked as Artistic Director alongside Assistant Directors Chris Bradley and Effie McGuire Ward. MÓTUS collaborated again through Arts Gateway to connect with the MK Gallery, the Parks Trust and the Milton Keynes Council and Community Foundation to bring MÓTUS alive. MÓTUS was financially supported through Arts Council England, MK Community Foundation, MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Council.
In total MÓTUS 2015 engaged: 61 Artists
66 Participants performing in the festival
1145 live audience members
10000 online audience
It created: 21 new products and commissions for Milton Keynes
3 performance days
63 taking part and workshop days
Worksop Opportunity with Yael Flexer
4TH OCTOBER 10:30AM-4:30PM
|The workshop will begin with a dynamic release based class followed by creative exploration and tasks based on Flexer & Sandiland’s recent R&D for a new production Disappearing Acts. The aim is to give participants a taster of Flexer & Sandiland’s work with a view to interested participants joining the company’s creation process and performance as part of MÓTUS Dance Festival 2016.
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