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2019: bOing! commission – Motionhouse’s WILD

We’re super-excited to announce that Motionhouse will be back at bOing! International Family Festival 2019 with a brand new outdoor show – WILD!

WILD explores our disconnect with the natural environment. In our increasingly urban lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour?

Using the powerful physicality distinctive to Motionhouse, performers move on and around a forest of tall poles, which form 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. Where do we belong? Do we choose to survive as a lone wolf or engage with the pack and the tribe?

Motionhouse has previously brought Broken, Scattered, Charge, and BLOCK to Gulbenikian, and large-scale outdoor show using JCB tractors Fragile to bOing! International Family Festival in 2015.

Wild is commissioned by Gulbenkian & ART31, Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of the Hippodrome Associate Artist programme), Freedom Festival, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts, with support from Without Walls. With additional backing from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Foyle Foundation and The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.

More information about WILD at bOIng! International Famiyl Festival 2019 will be announced in March 2019.