Milton Keynes Community Foundation were so proud to attend ‘Fluid in Flight’, an original performance programme created by MÓTUS involving 17 local schools and 10 choreographers at Milton Keynes Theatre this month.
‘Fluid in Flight’ was the last performance of a ten-week festival/dance programme ‘Journeys’ that focused on increasing the reach of dance throughout Milton Keynes, with inclusivity and accessibility at its heart.
‘Journeys’ a ten-week festival/dance programme explored the themes of journeys relating to artists, individuals, young people, communities, campaigns and political narratives. It was delivered through a range of opportunities, including participatory workshops for all levels of expertise and age, high-quality performance work/experiences partnering with nationally touring companies Aakash Odedra, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Namron, Intoto and Tutti Frutti Productions alongside developing community performances and opportunities.
The MÓTUS team working in partnership with the Milton Keynes Theatre created the opportunity for over 500 young people to be involved in an intensive 2-and-a-half-day workshop working from concept to performance with 10 professional choreographers in a professional theatre.
Each artist worked with 2 groups to create work inspired by the title 'Fluid in Flight' to create original and pupil inspired work to an audience of over 800 people at Milton Keynes Theatre. The audience themselves became part of the performance responding to and supporting the performances creating an amazing and dynamic atmosphere which filled the auditorium supporting of all the young people onstage.
We thoroughly enjoyed the high energy atmosphere at Milton Keynes Theatre and really appreciated the level of commitment from the young dancers who had clearly enjoyed the whole experience.
Photography by Jane Russell