This summer, Quays Culture will host a one-night only, exclusive outdoor performance, with the critically acclaimed, world-class dance circus production company, Motionhouse.

Motionhouse will take centre stage at Quays Culture’s Summer Showcase, with a performance of its electrifying new dance-circus, inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, Charge.

Charge is an exhilarating new multi-media show about energy, and for the first time it will be re-created as an outdoor spectacular, in partnership with the pioneers of outdoor arts and cultural events, Quays Culture.

Charge will be performed at 21.30, on Saturday 9th June 2018, at the MediaCityUK Piazza  – a one show only experience that is FREE for all to enjoy.

Quays Culture brings this exciting fusion of art and science to the public realm, with an awe-inspiring 70-minute production, that has never before been seen at Salford Quays.

From the electrical charge that sparks human life, to the beating of our hearts and the memories we make, Charge sees six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep into the human body, tracing the incredible story of energy in our lives, to breath-taking effect. Digital projections create a world on stage where dancers and images interact seamlessly, bringing to life stories of energy in our own bodies and humans as energy manipulators.

Lucy Dusgate, Creative Producer at Quays Culture says: It is fantastic to be working closely with Motionhouse again, to stage the first outdoor, large-scale production of Charge. Quays Culture introduces the public to world-class arts that utilise the latest digital technology, and this production is at the very pinnacle of this. We are delighted to be able to bring this monumental, spectacular show to a huge audience, and invite everyone to enjoy it at no cost. We have no doubt that this new outdoor commission of Charge will inspire the audience, even those who are not necessarily familiar with dance.”

Louise Richards, Executive Director of Motionhouse, said: “We are thrilled to bring our theatre production Charge to Salford Quays for its first ever outdoor performance. Taking a production outside its normal performance environment of a theatre is an exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to it immensely – bringing work to new audiences outdoors is a key part of our approach. The digital projections and technical elements of the show are a perfect fit with Salford Quays, a destination for innovative cultural events and performances.”


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