What is it to be wild?
Wild, the daring new dance-circus production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment. In our increasingly urban lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour?
Performers use powerful physicality and daring feats to move through an intriguing forest of tall poles. From the top of the pole, life in the canopy looks down onto the forest floor – a dangerous world of unknown meetings.
Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe?
Following on from the huge success of BLOCK, Wild, the daring new dance-circus production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnection with the natural environment. In our increasingly urban lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour?
Using the powerful physicality distinctive to Motionhouse, performers move on and around a forest of poles, which forms the striking set for Wild.
Motionhouse creates and tours a wide range of inspiring and powerful dance-circus productions to theatres and festivals in the UK and across the globe. The company’s distinctive, highly physical style integrates elements of circus and acrobatics with breath-taking dance to surprise and delight audiences. A pioneer of outdoor dance, Motionhouse tour a range of flexible productions extensively to festivals and non-theatre spaces. These short, sharp injections of dance and circus are designed to be performed up-close, attracting and engaging large crowds, and inspiring audiences who are not necessarily familiar with dance.
Creative / Production Credits
Created and directed by Kevin Finnan, Artistic Director of Motionhouse.
Music: Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson.
Set: Simon Dormon.
Funding, commissioning and partner credits
Commissioned by Gulbenkian & ART31 and Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of the Hippodrome Associate Artist programme). Supported by Without Walls with commissioning from Freedom Festival, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. With additional backing from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Foyle Foundation and The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.