Underground is a Motionhouse festival piece created for performance in the public arena.

Performed by four dancers within a rotating, rocking tubular structure, Underground uses stunningly physical dance, poignant imagery and surprising aerial encounters to explore the new reality of train travel: the compressed intimacy of a crowded carriage; the stranger asleep on your shoulder; the crush of personal space; the studied ignoring of our fellow humans and the tight fear of a dangerous stranger in the current climate of suspicion.

A sleeping reader is assailed by the dark foes from fiction as a graffiti artist paints his love in motion. Suspended at odd angles and riding the rhythm of the train, four characters are constantly thrown together then torn apart.

Moving from funny and engaging to genuinely moving and thought provoking, Underground is attention grabbing, edge of your seat, in–your-face dancing.



Commissioners and Partners
Commissioned by Fierce Festival
Birmingham Hippodrome
Without Walls

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