SAFE HOUSE premiered at Brighton Festival to over 4000 people and quickly won over the festival crowd winning an Angel Award of Artistic Excellence, a 5 Star Review plus a number of wonderful tweets from the audience.
"The stimulating and outstandingly creative way the dancers explored the structure – and the emotional space between a house and a home – to a background of music and speech was innovative and nothing short of incredible." BRIGHTON ARGUS
@MBDtweet's 'Safe House' @brightfest is particularly impressive in its engaging storytelling and emotional heart, making neat use of digital
NORFOLK AND NORWICH FINALE
Just one week later SAFE HOUSE was the finale of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and despite the rain the show pulled in a great crowd and once again the response was impressive.
Visually stunning -safehouse @NNFest at it's BEST!
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
SAFE HOUSE then headed down to GDIF and in amongst the crowd a person spotted Lyn Gardner on a picnic rug ready and waiting with a pen in her hand. The twitter response was instant and the review appeared a few days later with the one line that MBD was hoping for
" It is the unexpected intimacy in a large-scale outdoor show that is so touching – it's a reminder that outdoor shows can do quiet."THE GUARDIAN
Stockton International Riverside Festival
SAFE HOUSE finally headed north to launch SIRF. The weather held out and the crowds flocked to Trinity Green. Another fantastic performance from Safe House.
Brilliant performance by @MBDtweet at SIRF! So clever, beautiful and innovative!
PLANS FOR 2015
MBD are looking to artistically develop the show for 2015 taking on board all of the generous feedback we have received so far. Alongside the artistic development the other piece of exciting news is that MBD has received an ACE grant to create a community engagement project that will sit alongside SAFE HOUSE performances in 2015. MY HOME will receive its premiere at Leicester in the High Cross Shopping Centre before the SAFE HOUSE performance on the 16th and 17th August. Below is a bit more information on the project.
MY HOME is a community arts project that shares photography techniques whilst discussing the theme of home. The workshops share the art and craft of traditional analogue photography, each participants is then given a camera and asked to take a series of photographs of local people holding a MY HOME placard in a variety of locations. The participants then get the chance to develop their photographs in a professional darkroom. The photographs are displayed in a larger than life packing crate that the public can enter and explore. MBD will also ask participants to bring in treasured photographs that has a relevance to home, these photographs will be displayed within the installation alongside a listening post so that the public can hear the story behind the photograph. MY HOME offers an inventive daytime installation for your festival, a high quality engagement project that will also help to generate awareness of SAFE HOUSE