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OutdoorArtsUK members are individuals and organisations who actively support and participate in the development of Outdoor Arts in their professional work; one way or another we all care about presenting high-quality work that creates a dynamic relationship with a very large and steadily growing audience.

Motionhouse Dance Theatre

Motionhouse was founded in 1988 by Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards. Our company has since become one of the leading dance theatre companies in the UK making our work locally, touring our work globally.

We create startling, passionate dance theatre. Our productions are designed to challenge as well as delight our audiences and they fuse images with action and dynamism. Our performances are rooted in dance but draw on theatre, circus, acrobatics and film to create work that makes you think and feel.

We tour our productions to theatres and festivals throughout the world. We've developed a reputation over the years for ambitious experimentation and our productions, in which setting, action and context collide, have become 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.

Artistic Director Kevin Finnan was honoured to be appointmed as Choreographer and Movement Director for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and further thrilled with the subsequent MBE he received for his services to Dance. Further honours arrived in the form of an honorary doctorate from the Univeristy of Warwick, making Kevin a 'Dr of Letters' in early 2014.

2015 is promising to be another action packed year which starts in January with further UK and selected European touring from theatre piece Broken, which is receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. We're delighted to be involved with a brand new large scale outdoor project, Tigress as part of the 'I Am Tamworth' initiative. Our popular festival pieces Captive, Underground and Cascade will tour again throughout the Spring and Summer.

We are proud and excited to also be ale to offer 3 chances for young dancers to be involved with the company through our brand new Youth Dance classes and companys, as well as an additional class for adults who would like to work with Motionhouse.