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By Motionhouse

WILD by Motionhouse

Sunday 8th Aug 2021, Shaw House, Newbury

Free (booking required)

  • 5 people standing on individual grey poles.

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This event will take place at Shaw House, Newbury

What is it to be wild?

WILD, the daring dance-circus production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment. In our modern lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour? WILD creates an urban forest in the everyday of the city. Using the powerful physicality distinctive to Motionhouse, performers use dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering to move through a forest of tall poles, which forms the striking set for WILD. From the top of the pole, life in the canopy looks down onto the forest floor - a dangerous world of unknown meetings.

Commissioned by Gulbenkian & ART31 and Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of the Hippodrome Associate Artist programme). Supported by Without Walls with commissioning from Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. With additional backing from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Foyle Foundation, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Saintbury Trust and supported by The City of London Corporation.

Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them on arrival. We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing between each group and once you have been seated face coverings may be removed.

When booking for this event, you can either choose to sit on a bench or to bring your own blanket to sit on. You can select your preferred option after clicking the time you would like to attend the event, and then 'Book Now'.

Duration: 45 minutes

Suitable for all ages

This event will take place at Shaw House, Newbury

Please reserve 1 ticket per person. We will contact you a few days before the event to ask you to confirm that you will still be attending. At this point will confirm your booking and issue your e-ticket. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so we can offer your tickets to another party.

Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

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Our free outdoor programme is supported by Greenham Trust and Arts Council England.