Photography by Katja Ogrim

Photography by Katja Ogrim

Performed by four dancers in a large cage, Captive is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther and considers how a human, like an animal, can be plucked from normal life and plunged into captivity. Redention has made the human experience the same as the animal’s and with? confinement thrust upon the unsuspecting victim, the wild and free must find ways of expression within the bordered and caged. Powerfully physical, emotionally charged and extraordinary, Captive is a dazzling blend of dance and aerial work.

Motionhouse creates startling, passionate dance theatre. Our productions are?designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences and they fuse images with?action and dynamism. Our performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create work that makes you think and feel.


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Supported by Without Walls
Birmingham Hippodrome
Swindon Dance
Bristol City Council
Arts Council England


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