16 July 2016, 9:30pm The Piazza, MediaCityUK - FREE
Acclaimed UK dance company Motionhouse come to MediaCityUK for a FREE, one-off, outdoor staging of their earth-shattering production, Broken.
In the spirit of past performance events shown to thousands of people at The Piazza, this summer, Broken will shake up The Quays in ways you've never seen before.
Broken erupts onto the stage in an adrenaline filled multi-media spectacle. This awe-inspiring show has something for everyone. Athletic contact work, spectacular acrobatics and a gripping narrative combine with a revolutionary set design, an amazing musical soundtrack and digital imagery that melds with the performers as they move. Broken is guaranteed to wow audiences of all ages.
Broken examines our precarious relationship with the earth. Hanging in suspense and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of this world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems.
Fast-paced, gripping, moving and exhilarating, Broken will take audiences on a journey into the earth, as they have never seen it before. This exciting and thrilling show is a great family night out not to be missed!
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"This great, surging spectacle from Motionhouse makes you feel as if you have been present at the creation and destruction of the world. It's cataclysmic. High impact doesn't even begin to describe its mix of athletic movement, thunderous soundtrack, searing music and a digital film background so clever and deceiving that it absorbs the dancers into its imagery."
"A heroic cast of six slaloms through a series of scenes, starting with The Big Bang, delving down towards the Earth's core. There's a definite circus-style slant to the gut busting choreography devised by Finnan and his ensemble - a remarkably strong, acrobatic sextet endowed with an admirable go for broke stamina. The beauty lies in how well Finnan and his collaborators impart an elemental understanding of humanity's place within the cosmos, determined to mine the greater forces of nature [the show has] a sleek, swift, wow factor."
- Presented by Quays Culture and Motionhouse
- Funded by Arts Council England, AGMA and Salford City Council
- Broken is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Watford Palace Theatre, Blackpool Grand, mac and Swindon Dance
- Supported by Peel | MediaCityUK