JOURNEYS the MÓTUS 2019 was a diverse, twelve week festival across Milton Keynes which explored the theme and context of JOURNEYS.
Reaching out to artists, individuals, young people, communities, campaigns and political narratives, JOURNEYS was designed to engage the people of Milton Keynes and beyond with dance.
The wonderfully varied twelve week programme offered something for everyone and was MÓTUS’ most extensive festival programme to date.
The 2019 festival featured cutting edge professional work from companies and artists established
and embarking. Included in the bill was Namron, founding member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and currently in his fifth decade of his dance career. Aakash Odedra presented his critically acclaimed work #JeSuis (Winner 2017 – Freedom of Expression Award – Amnesty International). We were also delighted to feature work from Phoenix Dance Theatre, CandoCo., Avant Cymru and D.A.N.C.E. fusing dance with stand up comedy.
Youth Dance took a front seat for our 2019 festival with returning platform JUMP START and brand new schools dance event Fluid In Flight. JUMP START 19 was be the fourth of its kind and featured performances by hundreds of young people. Fluid In Flight brought new works made by 10 choreographers with 20 groups from 17 schools (that’s around 600 young people!) to the illustrious Milton Keynes Theatre stage.