Last chance to book – Stories of the Landscape

As part of the Greensand Country Festival this May, an exciting opportunity has arisen for your pupils to be a part of a professional dance recital at the Swiss Garden, Old Warden. This incredible venue, the only surviving example of a Regency ornamental garden, was itself designed as a piece of theatre – offering a new vista, folly or tableaux at every turn.

Swiss Garden
Image copyright – Wayne Allen Photography

Milton Keynes based dance company MÓTUS, will use this incredible location to develop a collaborative performance to achieve new insights, gain engagement and share inspirational stories of our Greensand Country.

The company’s directors have considerable experience in creating mass movement (Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony – Assistant Choreographer) alongside smaller, intimate pieces of work (international dance theatre touring piece Close Distance) and are considerably experienced in creating sited work (Goodrich Castle + ‘Forbidden’- English Heritage and most recently for Pedalling Culture in Milton Keynes) to create impact and attention alongside a strong sense of community and belonging for those participating and observing.

MÓTUS would bring a choreographer / professional dancer to work with your pupils for two separate days of workshops to introduce your pupils to the piece and the choreography. Following a final afternoon dress rehearsal at the venue, a public performance of the piece will be held in the evening of 29th May.

The Greensand Trust and Shuttleworth Collection are proud to be able to offer the chance to be a part of this unique occasion for the heavily subsidised, all-inclusive price of £200.

If you would like 25 pupils from your school to have the chance to be part of this exciting project, please register your interest by emailing by Friday 5th April.