Bluestone partners with leading UK dance-circus company Motionhouse

By Abigail Wye Starchitects Show 620

Bluestone National Park Resort has partnered with one of the UK’s leading dance circus companies’, Motionhouse, for their new Starchitects stage production. 

Motionhouse was co-founded by Kevin Finnan, Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Finnan was made an MBE in 2013 for his services to dance – a sector he has been contributing to since he created Motionhouse with Louise Richards in 1988.

Motionhouse’s productions are designed to challenge as well as delight audiences, integrating elements of circus and acrobatics with contact choreography and breath-taking dance to create a distinctive style. Spectacles are created where music, visuals, dance and powerful physicality work together to create shows that make audiences think and feel.

Bluestone and Motionhouse have partnered this winter lights season to explore the tale of the young Starchitects who dream of exploring the dark skies above. Along the way they encounter sensory wonders and spectacular creatures of space.

Starchitects premiered in the resort’s Serendome Theatre at the beginning of the month and will be running until the end of March 2020.

Kevin Finnan, Artistic Director of Motionhouse said: “It has been a real joy to create Starchitects. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing the story of the Starchitects to life – it’s really brought out the inner child in us all!”

In Starchitects, audiences will experience the dance-circus fusion and digital projections that Motionhouse is renowned for. The show is a visual spectacle, with an easy-to-follow fun and imaginative storyline.

“Family audiences who come to see Starchitects will enjoy the fantastic adventure we’ve created for our group of Starchitects: the concept of the show captures the spirit of children’s games and the imagination of childhood. And…there’s a surprise visit from an out of this world character you won’t want to miss!”

Liam Hewer, Bluestone’s Imagineer added: "We can't wait for our guests to join us on our Starchitects mission, it's been an exciting journey with Motionhouse creating this bespoke show. It reflects our Winter Lights trail through the woodlands where your imagination can wander freely, creating its own magical story. It's about showing children that their imagination can take them on some amazing adventures, and reminding adults what a magical time that is."

Starchitects is engaging for audiences of all ages – from tiny tots to older siblings, parents and grandparents who can all enjoy and join our magical adventure to try and reach the moon.

Starchitects was commissioned by Bluestone National Park Resort.

ENDS

Contact: Jane Bailey, Motionhouse: Jane@motionhouse.co.uk or 01926 887052

Abigail Wye, e: awye@bluestonewales.com, t: 01834 869900 ext 627

Notes to the editor:

About Bluestone National Park Resort

Bluestone National Park Resort is a 500-acre luxury holiday destination in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.

With over 344 accommodation units, the family-focused resort promotes an ethos of Free Range Fun, bringing nature and adventure within the reach of children.

About Motionhouse
Pushing movement to its limits since 1988

Founded by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan, Motionhouse is a leading UK dance-circus company.

Our productions are designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences. We integrate elements of circus and acrobatics with contact choreography and breath-taking dance to create the distinctive style that we are known for. We create spectacles where music, visuals, dance and powerful physicality work together to create shows that make our audiences think and feel.

We tour our productions to theatres and festivals across the world. We’ve developed a reputation over the years for ambitious experimentation. Our productions, in which setting, action and context collide, are world-renowned.

A wide ranging education and participatory programme runs parallel to our touring performance work.

But it’s our audiences that are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on producing shows of outstanding quality that are accessible and enjoyable for all.

We are supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Kevin Finnan MBE | Artistic Director

Kevin Finnan was Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Finnan was made an MBE in 2013 for his services to dance – a sector he has been contributing to since he created Motionhouse with Louise Richards in 1988.


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