Walsall’s Black Country Dance Hub (BCDH) is delighted to be bringing dance back to the West Midlands with a ‘bang’ this autumn with hundreds of young dancers set to be going WILD with award winning Motionhouse!

As part of their Professional Dance4u Programme Black Country Dance Hub is delivering opportunities for young people from across the West Midlands to dance with and learn from the professionals dancers at Motionhouse, before enjoying watching them perform the spectacular WILD.

Professional Dance 4U is supported by Arts Council England to encourage young people of all ages and abilities to participate and engage in dance to improve the health and well-being of the participants, build confidence, develop their skills and give them the valuable opportunity of learning from professionals at the peak of their career as well as enjoy watching dance live.

In addition to the workshops on offer, students from The Streetly Academy will work with Motionhouse over 3 days to create a Curtain Raiser show which will be performed directly before the 7.30pm performance of WILD at Walsall Arena and Arts Centre on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Maggie Lewis, Black Country Dance Hub Director said:

“The pandemic has been really hard on our young people, and so this year more than ever, our Professional Dance 4U programme is so important to help them reconnect with others through social interaction as well as through choreography, movement and a shared experience. Our workshop series with Motionhouse is an amazing opportunity for the young dancers to build up their confidence and fitness levels and learn from some of the very best in our industry. The young dancers get so much from the sessions and after nearly two years without access to see people participate or watch live dance it is really moving for us to experience too.”

WILD is Motionhouse’s daring dance-circus production which explores our disconnect with the natural environment. Performers use dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and hand-to-hand partnering to move through a forest of tall poles, which forms the striking set.

Motionhouse join BCDH directly from Sadlers Wells, where they recently premiered their new show, Nobody to rave reviews. Motionhouse has also just announced that they will be creating the spectacular opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. From 17th - 20th March 2022, Wondrous Stories will open the six-month festival shining a global spotlight on creativity in the West Midlands during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces, the show will celebrate the wondrous stories of people from across the region and see Centenary Square in Birmingham transformed into the stage for the show. Motionhouse’s Artistic Director, Kevin Finnan, will be collaborating with artists from across the West Midlands, including Sonia Sabri who interestingly will be bringing the next show to Black Country Dance Hub – Same, Same… But Different in November 2021.

Tickets for the 7.30pm performances of WILD at Walsall Arena and Arts Centre on Tuesday 12 October 2021 are available for just £7.00. Group Bookings are available with one ticket FREE for every 10 tickets purchased. To book tickets contact Maggie by emailing: maggie@blackcountrydance.com




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