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Motionhouse's dance-circus show Nobody lands at HOME MCR this February

Nobody by Motionhouse, image credit Dan Tucker
Nobody by Motionhouse, image credit Dan Tucker

Motionhouse’s dance-circus show Nobody will land at HOME MCR this February.

The critically acclaimed production will run for four performances between 10 – 12 February as part of its Autumn Winter 2021 Theatre Season.

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Premiering in 2021 in London having been developed during the pandemic, Nobody is created and directed by Motionhouse’s Artistic Director Kevin Finnan.

Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this emotional and ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns.

Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Packed with visual magic: the world on stage is transformed before our eyes, with the set seemingly moving by itself or being moved by the dancers. Digital projections and the shape-shifting set create a constantly changing environment where nothing is quite what it seems…

Tickets and more information on the show are available online from https://homemcr.org/production/nobody/

Speaking on the performance, Finnan said: “It was a challenge to make Nobody during the pandemic, but the process was interesting because the pandemic entirely reshaped my original vision for the production. When the dancers and I came back in early 2021 after a long period of lockdowns and furlough, we had an incredible urge to be creative and to explore new ways of moving.

“I think the energy and emotions of the extraordinary collective experience of dealing with the pandemic shaped the content and the movement we were coming up with as a group. The narrative arc of the production reflects this: the first act of Nobody is driven by the raw emotion of our experiences during lockdown.

“There is a sense of isolation and being alone and the effects this has had on us all during the pandemic. In the second act there is a sense of coming together and the strength we all get from that.”

Louise Richards, Motionhouse’s Executive Director, added: “We are excited about performing at HOME and look forward to sharing this extraordinary new work with audiences in Manchester and the North West of England. Our work is in extremely high demand from audiences, with several venues selling out so far on the tour and standing ovations at every performance.

“It was fantastic to get such amazing reviews for Nobody from the critics both in the UK and overseas. After such a difficult year last year with the pandemic, it’s great to be back on tour and to be getting such an amazing response to our work.”

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