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Celebrating Spring at International Dance Day 2022

MÓTUS curated 198 members from the community and schools alongside 2 professional companies – Richard Chappell Dance and Paramount Parkour – for a day of dance at the Milton Keynes Rose on the 29th and 30th April 2022. Working in partnership with the Cenotaph Trust and the Parks Trust; Artistic Director of MÓTUS Helen Parlor said ‘it has been a joy to find and work with all of these talented groups in our local area or who are somehow attached to Milton Keynes and the dance scene we are trying to create. The MK Rose is the perfect site for movement/dance and International Dance Day gave audiences, over 2 nights, an exceptional and varied showcase of work all relating to the theme of ‘Spring’ whilst relating to the inscriptions on the pillars, across 2 nights.

We would also like to thank the schools who took part in this event including Cold Harbour School, Stantonbury School, Walton High and MK College. The students worked so hard towards their performances and they were fantastic at the shows. We hope to offer more performance opportunities to students soon.

This project was made possible by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Ansom Trust. Huge thanks to The Parks Trust.