Motionhouse Inspires Somerset's Young Dancers

05 March 2014

Motionhouse, a leading UK dance theatre company, performed it's new gravity-defying show Broken last night at The Octagon Theatre, invoking an electric response from the audience.  There was a fantastic buzz in the theatre as the company erupted onto their incredible set combining stunning athleticism and dance with intricate digital imagery and original music in a visual and adrenaline-fuelled spectacle.

Take Art's own Somerset Youth Dance Company had the huge honour of performing on stage with a curtain raiser before the main show.  Motionhouse dancer Becci Williams worked with the young dancers over an intensive 3 days to create the friendship inspired piece T.I.M.E. Congratulations to SYDC for a flawless performance, and a huge thank you to Becci and Motionhouse for taking the time to work with them and create an impressive piece. 

Here are a few of the tweets from the inspired members of Somerset Youth Dance Company:

@durmm: @MotionhouseDT was amazing tonight! And doing the curtain opener was such an amazing experience!! Well done @SYDCtakeart team.

@JodieBray14:  Motionhouse was insane!! One of the best shows I have ever watched!

@MaddockMegan: Thankyou @BecciWil for choreographing such a beautiful piece for Sydc! You were phenomenal in the show! Come back and see us soon

The best part is it's not over yet! As part of Spring Forward Dance Festival 2014 we have a Motionhouse residency starting this Sunday 9th March.  We are offering young people an unmissable opportunity to work with Alastair from the Company in a dance workshop at The Octagon Theatre from 12pm to 6pm.  There will also be a chance for teachers and youth dance leaders to get involved and work with Alastair on Monday 10th March at Yeovil College from 6pm to 9pm.

To take advantage of these opportunities please email expressing your interest. You can also find out more about everything we have on offer withSpring Forward Dance Festival by clicking here