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Making Movement

Thu 1 June 2023, 10.00amFri 2 June 2023, 4.00pm

Making Movement

A two-day movement workshop with Motionhouse Dance Company.

Come and move with one of the world’s greatest touring dance/circus companies! Create a parade and performance throughout Compton Verney’s grounds. bang drums, shake bells and move with materials.

Inspired by our Making Mischief exhibition, this two-day workshop will explore the essence of community dances and movement, performative walks, celebratory parades and protest.

This exciting project will be filmed and photographed, this is an opportunity for the community and children to create their own performance work which will become a part of Compton Verney’s folk-art archive. The film will be displayed in the folk-art gallery from Saturday 10 June for a year.

Children will work with skilled dancers from Motionhouse, an acoustic instrumentalist, and Compton Verney creative learning team.
Recommended for children between the ages of 8-12 years old

This is a 2 day workshop, parents and guardians won’t need to supervisor their children.

A packed lunch is provided, please provide any dietary requirements when complementing the permission forms

* Photography and filming permission will need to be provided in order to participate.

Come and join in at 3pm on the Friday 2 June. Come and experience the outcomes of the workshop and participate in the movements in our grounds. Family members are welcome to watch the final showcase on Friday 2 June, 3-4pm.

About the workshop leaders:

Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is one of the world’s great touring dance-circus companies. From full-length productions for theatre touring, to work for outdoor settings and large-scale performance events, our sell-out productions integrate athletic physicality, powerful narrative, incredible digital imagery and emotive sound scores.

We deliver an excellent education and training programme at our studio in Leamington Spa, throughout the UK, and further afield. We offer 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.

Motionhouse is supported by Arts Council England with additional support from Warwick District Council and is a Birmingham Hippodrome Associate Company.

About the project:

Making Mischief is the first exhibition in the UK dedicated to folk costume, in all its variety. The two-day dance workshops during half term are fully funded by this exhibition tour to promote the role of community dance and ritual in our everyday lives and provide opportunities for young people to access these ways of moving and celebrating in their immediate locality.

To read more about our contemporary commission in response to the exhibition Making Mischief please click here.