We’re proud to be a commissioning partner of Without Walls, a network of festivals that brings fantastic outdoor arts to audiences across the UK.
Thirteen projects were commissioned by Without Walls in 2019; six of these were presented at Freedom Festival 2019. Read on to find out more.
Justice in Motion and the Inspire community marry exciting choreography and parkour athletics with beauty and humour, to tell a stimulating, moving tale that asks – what does freedom really mean? Atop towering scaffolding, a group of men ricochet around a building site. Their routine may give a sense of purpose and security yet behind the perimeter fencing, all is not as it first appears.
The riveting, stunning 'ON EDGE' performance involves an international cast including leading parkour athletes. Join them before the show to explore the sensational freedom of moving around the parkour construction site.
… Come and play!
Welcome to 'My House! Come close and look in through the enticing doors and windows. If you are patient enough you might find out who lives here! 'My House' is a circus theatre experience for little people and their families. This magical, quirky structure, invites people to come close and almost become part of the performance.
In 'Congregation' the audience is each given a silver sphere. They are instructed that the sphere will guide them to a location by emitting sounds, one sound for the correct direction and another for the wrong way. As the audience members walk off holding their sonic spheres they turn a corner and find more people also carrying spheres until they all become a congregation moving inexorably towards a central location.
The mass of ‘singing’ spheres will create a humming electronic web of sound that will attract and engage thousands of passers-by in a strange processional science fiction ceremony.
A playful and dynamic pop up style performance and installation, 'Catch Me' invites the public to question their expectations of age and gender and who is capable of what. Blending dance, acrobatics, object manipulation and installation, this show will open unexpected dialogue and surprise passers-by with an intergenerational cast.
What is it to be wild?
'Wild', the daring new dance-circus production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment. In our increasingly urban lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour?
Performers use powerful physicality and daring feats to move through an intriguing forest of tall poles. From the top of the pole, life in the canopy looks down onto the forest floor – a dangerous world of unknown meetings.
Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe?
BOING is a character who makes noises but never speaks. His whole body is full of sound that’s literally bursting to get out, be it from his fingers or his feet. A cheeky chap with an insatiable curiosity for the world around him, BOING invites you to see & hear the world from his own unique perspective. A show for all ages combining humour with pathos.