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You, Me: Dance for MOTUS

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In May and June 2018 MÓTUS will present their 2018 Festival: You, Me: Dance. This year's festival is all about the democracy of dance - anyone and everyone can and we want to celebrate that fact! We've invited artists from all over the UK to join us and will be presenting lots of work in our main festival fortnight starting on May 29th.

This includes work with young people in a number of schools around the city. We're planning

  • 3 new pieces of work in local schools using the Queen's birthday as our theme
  • 2 new pieces created by mapdance in a further two schools
  • offering workshops with Body Politic whose work explores relationships between fathers and their sons in the African-Carribean community
  • a full day with Rambert upskilling students currently involved in vocational training, developing the talent being nurtured here in MK.

MÓTUS is led by three professional dancers based in Milton Keynes who have over 40 years of shared experience working in dance as performers, choreographers and teachers. The team recognise the value of dance as an art form but also as a way to develop and maintain health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally.The work MÓTUS produces is inclusive, accessible and engaging.

We're delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England and have been supported by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and as part of the terms of our funding we have to raise £500 to support our activity.


All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


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MOTUS

MÓTUS was established in 2013 by professional dancers based right here in Milton Keynes, who through their professional work around the country, recognised that there was a huge amount of potential being unrealised in the city. And so MÓTUS was born.


Since 2013, MÓTUS has presented festivals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, taking a year off in 2017 to allow the artistic team to lead on other collaborative events for MK50, a year long event that celebrated the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes’ designation as a new town. JUMP START is their U.Dance endorsed youth dance platform that has just had it’s third year, welcoming hundreds of young dancers to The Venue:MK each time to share their talent and passion. Becoming a recognisable name in support of new dance work and emerging dance artists through the ADJUSTMENTS platforms, MÓTUS also programmes workshops and classes at all levels. 


Over the past five years, MÓTUS has been welcoming a whole range of artists, both emerging and established, to Milton Keynes. This ever growing list of talent includes Charlotte Vincent, Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland, Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse), Theo Clinkard, Robbie Graham (Southpaw), Amit Lahav (Gecko), Keira Martin, Sally Doughty, Monica Giacommin, Nikki O’Hara, Vanessa Cook, Pagrav Dance, Ceyda Tanc and House Of Absolute, not to mention the hundreds fo community and youth dancers who have been involved.


MÓTUS also creates work for commissions here at home, commemorating World War I in For The Fallen and playing with fire in The Stables Feast of Fire just last year. The organisation strives to promote dance to anyone and everyone living in Milton Keynes and beyond as a form of self-expression and discovery, as well as a way to improve and maintain health and wellbeing. 


To find out more about MÓTUS, go to www.motusdance.co.uk.


Registered Charity Number: 1173277.

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