Motionhouse: Nobody at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Motionhouse: Nobody at the Lawrence Batley Theatre
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Motionhouse: Nobody at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 25 January 2022, from £12.00 - Book now

Motionhouse’s Nobody is a thrilling dance-circus show exploring the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. The idea for the performance was originally conceived pre-Covid – but with the onset of the pandemic, the themes of the project took on a new meaning. This spectacular dance world premiere visits the Lawrence Batley Theatre on its extensive tour across Denmark, England, Germany, Scotland and Wales.

Seamlessly fusing breathtaking physicality and powerful storytelling with incredible digital backdrops and evocative soundscapes.

Brimming with visual magic, seven dancers move around the stage on a journey of self-discovery. With spectacular strength and elegance, the ensemble find courage and support in one another. Meanwhile, a group of curious crows watch and question every move they make – the birds representing the restrictive, inner part of themselves that they must resist.

Using illusion-like digital projections and a shape-shifting set, watch the world on stage transform before your eyes. Nothing appears quite as it seems – as the performers navigate their ever-changing reality and the world pulls apart around them. Building on Motionhouse Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’s previous examination of the human condition and our place in the world, Nobody seeks to expose the contrast between our inner world and how we present ourselves to others. The director makes no departure from the fact that the Covid pandemic has had a huge influence on this piece of work.

Nobody seeks to expose the contrast between our inner world and how we present ourselves to others.

Motionhouse are front-runners in creating productions that seamlessly fuse breathtaking physicality and powerful storytelling with incredible digital backdrops and evocative soundscapes. Always taking their inspiration from shared human experience and our impact and connection to the world in which we live. Recent works by the company have explored the pressure of time, fear and captivity, flooding and our relationship with the Earth.

Motionhouse: Nobody at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

25 January 2022 7:30 pm
From £12.00