January 22 and 23 as part of 2013 U.S. Tour
Acclaimed U.K. dance theatre-company brings visually stunning production to the U.S. for the first time. Tickets available by calling 561-832-7469 and online at the Official Kravis Center website www.kravis.org.
After four highly successful tours to venues across the United Kingdom plus performances in Macau, Romania, Belgium and Portugal, the critically acclaimed dance-theatre company Motionhouse comes to North America for the first time with Scattered to West Palm Beach at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on January 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Scattered is directed by Motionhouse’
Motionhouse takes over the Kravis Center’s Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach; by calling the Box Office at 561-832-7469;
Scattered is performed on and within an extraordinary set created just for this production, designed by long-term collaborator Simon Dormon, with an original music score by Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson and lighting design by Natasha Chivers. Scattered is performed by Jade Barton, Claire Benson, Martina Bussi, Giorgio de Carolis, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham (Rehearsal Director), Anthony Middleton, Alasdair Stewart and Rebecca Williams.
Scattered is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and created with support from Playbox Theatre, Warwick.
Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards founded Motionhouse in 1988. Their company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK making their work locally, touring their work globally. Since its launch, the company has toured eighteen full-scale productions, built up a formidable educational program for schools and colleges across the UK, trained dozens of dancers, pushed contemporary dance into the aerial arena by combining choreography with sling and bungee skills, and developed large-scale site-specific dance spectacles with increasing ambition and shorter festival pieces for performance in a wide range of public places and spaces.
They tour their productions to theatres and festivals throughout the world. They have developed a reputation over the years for ambitious experimentation and their productions, in which setting, action and context collide, have become world-renowned. A wide ranging education and participatory program runs parallel to their touring performances. They have won the 'Audience Prize' at both the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards in the UK and at the MiramirO Festival in Belgium. Recent company milestones include: The Voyage, a spectacular outdoor event with a cast of hundreds for the London 2012 Festival which celebrated the Olympic and Paralympic Games, international touring of Scattered, European touring of festival pieces Underground and Cascade, the addition of Traction and Waiting Game to their touring repertoire, the development of a new outdoor piece Captive, R&D for a new production Broken, and Finnan’s appointment as Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which was witnessed by a world-wide audience of 1 billion.
Motionhouse is part of the Kravis Center’s P.E.A.K. Series-Provocative Entertainment At Kravis. P.E.A.K. focuses on ethnic diversity and contemporary themes, to elevate the creation and understanding of artistic expression, with an emphasis on performers drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities. P.E.A.K. is made possible by a grant from the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis.
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras on January 22 at 6:15 pm.
Calendar Listing for Motionhouse’
Venue: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Performance Date and Time: January 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
More info: Kravis Center Box Office 701 Okeechobee Blvd., Official Kravis Center website: www.kravis.org/
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