12. nov
KL. 13:30


MOTIONHOUSE (UK) - Dans, Nycirkus

Nobody. Foto: Chris Nash.



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Fredag 12/11  13:30 (UDSOLGT)

Motionhouse (UK)
Motionhouse er tilbage med magisk Dance Cirque

Dørene til salen åbnes ca. kl. 13:00.

Det massivt efterspurgte britiske kompagni Motionhouse har allerede betaget og imponeret Baltoppen LIVEs mange gæster med tre spektakulære værker: Broken i 2015, Scattered i 2016 og Charge i 2018. Glæd dig til deres nyeste værk Nobody, der naturligvis bærer Motionshouses signatur: Kraftfuldt fysisk og akrobatisk danseteater, der smelter sammen med tryllebindende grafiske projektioner, et stemningsskabende soundtrack og en unik scenografi. Den kreative chef Kevin Finnan og danserne udfordrer, overrasker, bevæger og fryder hver en gæst. Yngre som ældre. Lad dig forføre af Nobodys fantastiske univers – et ekstraordinært eventyr i mellemrummet mellem vores inderste drømme og livets barske hverdagsrealiteter.

Normalpris: 245,-
TEMA Abonnement: 205,-
Familiebillet (gælder for 4 personer): 597,-
Unge under 25 år: 175,-
Min. 6 unge i én gruppe: 50,- pr. person

Yderligere rabatbilletter (50-245,-) sælges på www.teaterbilletter.dk.

Siddepladser på stolerækker.
Varighed: 1. akt: 58 min. / 20 min. pause / 2. akt: 35 min.
Video- og fotooptagelse er ikke tilladt under showet.
Artist Talk efter forestillingen.

Spisning kan tilkøbes (d. 11/11, d. 12/11 og d. 13/11 fra kl. 18:00): Økologisk – hvidløgsmarinerede rejer på salat med porreterrine og brød: 130,-


Klik for at læse programfolderen for Nobody


A dance-circus adventure
Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns. Packed with visual magic, the world on stage is transformed before our eyes. Digital projections and the shape-shifting set create a constantly changing environment where nothing is quite what it seems… We follow seven characters on their journey of self-discovery to find strength and support in each other, while a group of curious crows questions their every move. As they negotiate their ever-changing reality, the performers search for answers as the world unravels around them. Can they work together to find out who they are? Nobody is a spellbinding and strikingly visual adventure – a highly relevant and moving show that resonates with the times we live in.

Created and directed by: Kevin Finnan
Performers: Berta Contijoch, Chris Knight, Daniel Massarella, Beth Pattison, Shannon Kate Platt, Joel Pradas and Olly Bell
Original score: Tim Dickinson and Sophy Smith
Film: Logela Multimedia
Set Design: Simon Dormon
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Costumes: Sophie Donaldson
Technical Management: Andy Hammond

Kevin Finnan MBE – Founder and Artistic Director of Motionhouse
Kevin is known for his dynamic, highly visual productions integrating dance, circus and digital technology. He is responsible for the distinctive style that Motionhouse is renowned for. He is passionate about exploring and questioning the traditional use of space in performance, which has led to the creation of an extensive body of work developed over three decades. He is regularly commissioned to develop extraordinary dance spectacles, most notably as Choreographer and Movement Director of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. More recently he developed Watermusic, a large-scale outdoor spectacle for the Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture celebrations in Randers Harbour, Denmark in September 2017 and Lumen, a large-scale outdoor spectacle in the lead up to the TM2021 European Capital of Culture celebrations in Timișoara, Romania in October 2018. Kevin has created major productions celebrated globally, including more than 35 theatre and outdoor festival productions and large-scale outdoor spectacles, bespoke performance events to mark cultural capital celebrations in Copenhagen and Marseille-Provence and the launch of the London 2012 Festival with The Voyage in Birmingham city centre. Committed to collaboration, he has worked with artists including writer A.L. Kennedy, installation artist Rosa Sanchez, film-makers Logela Multimedia, set visionary Simon Dormon and international companies such as Legs On The Wall and Vancouver’s Headlines Theatre. In 2017 Kevin became first Visiting Professor of Dance at Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has an MA in Contemporary Performing Arts from University College Bretton Hall and a PhD in Theatre from Warwick University. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Associate Artist of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. In 2013 he was made an honorary Doctor of Letters at the University of Warwick in recognition of the importance of his work and his service to the arts. He was awarded an MBE in 2013 for his services to dance.


Berta Contijoch
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Berta studied contemporary dance at the Institut del Teatre, Conservatory of Dance (2010-2016), before performing as a member of the Postgraduate Company VERVE at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2016-2017). She graduated with an MA in Contemporary Dance in 2017. Afterwards she joined Motionhouse as an artist in training for 6 months. Berta has performed and toured with choreographers and companies including Southpaw Dance Company directed by Robby Graham, performing Carousel and Erimus; and the last site specific creation by the artistic director Hansel Cereza, choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s “Love”. As well as performing, Berta has been teaching and training other disciplines including Hand to Hand (circus discipline) among others. Berta joined Motionhouse in February 2019. She has since performed in Charge, Gravity, Lost, Starchitects and WILD.

Beth Pattison
Born in Durham, Beth started dancing at a young age. In 2008 she was introduced to Contemporary Dance at the Centre for Advanced Training Programme at Dance City, Newcastle, where she trained for 6 Years. Following this, Beth went on to study for a BA(Hons) Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her highlights included performing alongside Punch Drunk as part of the everyBODY Project in Selfridges and being a part of the creative processes and performances of work by Stephanie Schober and Maciej Kuźmiński. Beth joined Motionhouse in September 2017 as an apprentice dancer through the postgraduate diploma programme at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, in March 2018 she joined the Company as a full time company member. Since joining Motionhouse, Beth has performed in BLOCK, Captive, Charge, Lost, Lumen, Midwinter Magic, Starchitects and WILD.

Chris Knight
Chris, originally from Hereford, began performing with 2Faced Dance. He completed the Foundation Course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree from London Contemporary Dance School in 2012. Prior to joining Motionhouse, he worked in the UK and abroad on productions for Protein Dance, 2Faced Dance, Hélène Blackburn, Company Decalage, Balletto Civile, Matthias Kass, Maura Morales, Shumpei Nemoto, Robin Dingemans and Sweetshop Revolution. Chris joined Motionhouse in 2014 for their USA tour of Scattered. He has since performed in BLOCK, Captive, Charge, Lumen, Midwinter Magic, Starchitects, Underground, Watermusic and WILD.

Daniel Massarella
Daniel is from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, UK. He started dancing aged 14 and joined Cheshire Youth Dance Company. Daniel went to Middlesex University before transferring to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He graduated from NSCD in 2010 and was awarded their Annual Performance Prize. He then went on to become a member of Verve11, the Post Graduate performance company of NSCD and graduated in 2011 with a Distinction. Prior to joining Motionhouse, Danny worked with Earthfall, touring with the company’s award winning show At Swim Two Boys. Daniel joined Motionhouse in 2013 for the first American tour of Scattered. He has since performed in BLOCK, Broken, Captive, Cascade, Charge, Fragile, Knot, Lost, Lumen, Midwinter Magic, Tigress, Traction, Underground, Watermusic and WILD.

Joel Pradas
Originally from Spain, Joel studied contemporary dance at the Institut del Teatre, Conservatory of Dance, in Barcelona (2010-2016), before performing as a member of the Postgraduate Company VERVE at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2016-2017). He graduated with an MA in Contemporary Dance in 2017. His previous credits include Leviathon (Autumn Tour, 2017), various shows at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour with VERVE (2017), and Momentum (2015). Joel joined Motionhouse in 2018, and has performed in BLOCK and Starchitects.

Junior Cunningham (Rehearsal Director)
Junior has been Motionhouse’s Rehearsal Director since 2009. Originally from Birmingham, UK, he was encouraged to study contemporary dance by his sister when he was 17 years old. He joined the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1999 and graduated in 2002 with a BPA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance. In Autumn 2002 Junior joined Motionhouse as an apprentice. He then joined the company full-time in January 2003 and has since performed in Broken, Captive, Cascade, Chaser, Dancing Inside, Dreams and Ruin, Driven, Fragile, Lost, Midwinter Magic, Perfect, Renaissance, Road to the Beach, Run!, Scattered, The Voyage, Tigress, Torque, Traction, Underground, Volatile, Watermusic and Waiting Game.

Olly Bell
Born in Leeds, Olly began his dance training on the Northern Ballet CAT Scheme, later transferring to the CAT Scheme at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. At 18 he moved to London to study for his Ba(Hons) Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance before joining EDGE Postgraduate Company after his final year. Whilst with EDGE, Olly toured the UK and Europe in works by Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance Company), Ben Wright, Athina Vahla and Phillipe Blanchard. After graduation he went on to join Rosie Kay Dance Company for the creation and UK Tour of 10 Soldiers and perform in a UK and USA Tour of 5 Soldiers. Olly has also performed the principal role of Jaschiu in the Royal Opera House production of Death in Venice, directed by David McVicar and choreographed by Lynne Page. As well as performing in theatre work, he also enjoys being part of dance in film, recently starring in the TV Series of Brave New World choreographed by Maxine Doyle (Punch Drunk), and also performed in music videos for artists such as Groove Armada, The Ninth Wave and Low Island.

Shannon Kate Platt
Originally from Wigan, Shannon started dancing at the age of 6 years old. At the age of 14 she became part of the CAT scheme at the Lowry in Manchester, where she trained in Ballet and Contemporary. Shannon started her full time dance training at Centre Pointe Vocational College achieving ISTD teaching qualifications and also gained a huge variety of performance experience. Shannon graduated from Centre Pointe in July 2016 and was awarded a place at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, some of her highlights included working with Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup and Jason Mabana, whilst also performing Linear Remains choreographed by Rafael Bonachelor restaged by Paul Liburd. Shannon joined Motionhouse in February 2019. She has since performed in Captive, Charge, Starchitects and WILD.

About Motionhouse
Pushing movement to its limits since 1988

Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, we create world-class dance-circus productions that tour extensively around the world. From full-length productions for theatre touring to flexible work for the outdoors and large-scale performance events, our sell-out productions integrate athletic physicality, powerful narrative, incredible digital imagery and emotive sound scores.
Our work takes its inspiration from common human concerns and our connection to the world in which we live, with recent works exploring flooding, the pressure of time, fear and captivity, and our relationship with water, the Earth and energy. Our dancers perform on stunning sets, alongside JCB diggers, with aerialists and singers, in incredible settings and to breath-taking effect.

Theatre productions
Our full-length productions tour to theatres across the UK and internationally. We seamlessly integrate digital imagery with live performance, creating a ‘living film’ that draws audiences into the magical world on stage. Powerful and emotive, these productions inspire and move; generating repeat tours, large audiences and reinforcing our reputation as an outstanding touring company. Recent years have seen two highly acclaimed US tours, as well as tours of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, and regular appearances throughout Europe.

Outdoor productions
Pioneers of outdoor dance, our range of flexible productions tour to festivals and non-theatre spaces. These short, sharp injections of dance and circus are designed to be performed outdoors and up-close rather than in a conventional theatre. Immensely popular on the international festival circuit, we tour this work extensively, large crowds and great acclaim, inspiring audiences who are not necessarily familiar with dance. These works are also increasingly popular for corporate and other events. We are currently touring a series of outdoor productions that range in scale and duration from a series of short duets to our incredible new show WILD that takes place on forest of tall poles and a collaboration with NoFit State Circus on giant Jenga blocks. We also offer a series of larger-scale spectacles incorporating dancers and JCB diggers.

Large-scale events
With a three-decade track record of creating work in unusual settings, we have secured a reputation as the ‘go to’ company to create visionary large-scale outdoor events. From beaches to stately homes and from animating a working harbour to bringing an inner city wasteland to life, as well as being commissioned to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games from bid success through launch to opening, we are renowned for our spectacular large-scale outdoor events. Our Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2018, we transformed a disused dock on the Bega River in Timișoara, Romania into the stage for a spectacular large-scale outdoor show, as part of the cultural programme in the lead-up to the TM2021 European Capital of Culture celebrations taking place there in 2021.

Inspiring the next generation
We deliver an excellent programme of education and training at our studio in Leamington Spa, throughout the UK and further afield. We deliver a wide range of learning and training projects, in schools and in the community, for students and for young professionals, focusing on skills-development and creativity. Our teaching is accessible and inspiring and emphasises a sense of achievement for all. We offer a range of activities for all ages and abilities and frequently offer the opportunity to develop creative work for performance.

Motionhouse is supported by Arts Council England with additional support from Warwick District Council and is a Hippodrome Associate Artist. Nobody is commissioned by and created in partnership with University of Kent, ART31 and Midlands Arts Centre. Supported by Dance Hub Birmingham, Arts Connect and The Leche Trust.


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Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Dan Tucker.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

Nobody by Motionhouse. Foto: Chris Nash.

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