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MÓTUS Dance Festival

Photo: Legge

Photo: Legge

Photo: Legge

MÓTUS Dance Festival

Sunday 31 May / 3pm or 5.30pm / Free


MÓTUS Dance Festival is back for 2015. Performances will kick off in and around MK Gallery before moving on to new pastures in Campbell Park. Get the date in your diary to come and see professional and community dancers alike animating the sites in central Milton Keynes.


The event is free to attend and there are two opportunities to catch the action. Audiences are invited to meet at MK Gallery at either 3pm or 5.30pm from where they will process to Campbell Park with the performance culminating at the MK Rose.


Helen Parlor, artistic director for MÓTUS, commented: “The premise of this year’s festival is to support and commission dance artists/ companies to come and make work here in Milton Keynes. Instead of presenting pre-existing work, companies have selected sites around Campbell Park and MK Gallery to interact with, in order to create original and vibrant performances.”  


The line-up of professional companies visiting Milton Keynes as part of MÓTUS includes ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, Ceyda Tanc Dance and Inverted Company (Tamzen Moulding). With influences ranging from contemporary dance to Turkish folk dance to acrobatics, the performances are set to be a visual feast. 


Students from Denbigh School and The Grove Independent School have been working with professional choreographers on commissions. Young people from Milton Keynes based Initiate Youth Dance Company will also perform as part of the unfolding promenade. 


Also getting involved is Mark Niel, Poet Laureate for Milton Keynes and Development Officer for the MK Rose. Mark will be presenting a newly commissioned poem and might even don his dancing shoes for the occasion. 


An event which all the family can enjoy, MÓTUS 2015 will be a fun and cultural afternoon out to wrap up the half term holiday. 


As a prelude to the main event, the MÓTUS team will present a work in progress platform on Friday 29th May at Centric MK in Linford Wood. Here, audience members will be able to give direct responses to the work on show - feeding into the creative process and development of new work. 

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Mini Makers

Families can get involved with MÓTUS Dance Festival through our May Mini Makers sessions for under 5s. 


Visit the MÓTUS 2015 website here