Taking Flight

Category: Show Related artist: Movema

A spectacular 30 min outdoor dance-theatre show
based around 4 characters who are part human, part bird, part flying machine, set in a distopian future.

Inspired by Movema artists’ experiences of migration & informed by refugee and asylum seeker communities with whom we work, ‘Taking Flight’ explores birds’ and humans’ desire for freedom & flight & the role of modern aeronautics to enable this.

Costumes are eye-catching, influenced by the traditions of the countries of origin of each of the birds,Phoenix from Chinese culture, Peacock from Indian culture, Sankofa bird from Ghanaian culture and the Liver bird to represent British/Irish culture.

Features specially commissioned recorded soundtrack.

Commissioned by Dance Consortia North West, SpareParts & NowNorthwich festivals.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2021
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Performance area: 10x10 m
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 30 mins or less
  • Number. of people on road: 5
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Multisensory Workshops, Wheelchair access, Relaxed performances
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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XTRAX/SIRF 2021 Outdoor Arts Showcase - Taking Flight by Movema (Artist Pitch)