Welcome to Quays Culture, the home of inspiring digital, interactive art at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Here you can find out about our exciting, free participatory art projects that bring together local communities, artists pushing the boundaries of what digital art can achieve, and an illustrious group of organisations that call Salford Quays home. Please browse our site to learn more about us, our projects and how to get involved!
9th– 18th December 2016, Salford Quays / MediaCityUK Following on from the success of Lightwaves 2015, the next edition will be coming to Salford Quays/MediaCityUK from 9th– 18th December this year and as always, everything will be free! Featuring a brand
16 July 2016, The Piazza, MediaCityUK Acclaimed UK dance company Motionhouse took to the stage at MediaCityUK for a free, one-off, outdoor staging of their earth-shattering production, Broken. Broken by Motionhouse – Image by Joel Chester Fildes In the spirit of past performance events shown
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On July 16th, an audience of thousands amassed on the Piazza at MediaCityUK to witness the 70 minute elemental journey that is Broken by Motionhouse. Staged for the first time ever outdoors, audiences were wowed by the strong visuals created by both the acrobatic prowess of the dancers as well as the vibrant digital backdrop which kept the quays alight as the sun set. The performance was hailed as a great success, with enthusiastic audience feedback including:
“Amazing drama, loved the digital technology mixed with physical.”
“Beautiful, moving, atmospheric, sheer feats of strength and agility. Impressive setting at dusk, really enjoyed it.”
Presenting the show outdoors did not come without its challenges, from adverse weather during the technical setup to last-minute choreographic adaptations for the opening scene. But Motionhouse, seemingly adept at tackling nature’s extremes both onstage and off, took it all in their stride and delivered a stunning performance which audiences are unlikely to forget.
So what’s next for Quays Culture? Stay tuned for news on Lightwaves 2016, where a mix of brand-new commissions and specially selected works are set to light up the quays during December. Who said dark winter nights have to be a bad thing?
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