'Morgann Runacre-Temple’s joyfully weird ‘Hotel’ is a highlight in this trio of short works that focus on music. At the heart of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Into the Music triple bill, there lurks a malevolent goose. Morgann Runacre-Temple’s new Hotel is a surreal look behind the scenes, using film and dance to evoke a workplace full of scurrying porters, plotting chefs, and stern management.' The Independent
'Darkly comic, fascinating combination of dance and film is the stand out in this triple bill. Nothing short of brilliant' The Stage
'In between comes Hotel, a piece so contemporary it hurts. Made by choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple and film-maker Jessica Wright, with a clever monochrome setting by Linbury prize winner Sami Fendall, it’s a dystopian vision of a hotel as prison, mixing film both live and projected with the dance to create a clever and surreal space where anything can happen. The movement is consistently interesting, punchy and spiky, and the shifts in focus from close-up to long-shot genuinely intriguing' The Guardian
Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet: Into the Music 2022
A work by Morgann Runacre-Temple in collaboration with Jess and Morgs Films
Music by Mika Karlsson
Design Sami Fendall
Production photos by Johan Persson
THE KINGDOM OF BACK
Northern Ballet Mixed Programme 2018/19
'Runacre-Temple captures the nuanced relationship between the three (Nannerl, Leopold and Wolfgang) with considerable skill'
Based on the life of Nannerl Mozart, a musician and composer.
Music by LEOPOLD MOZART, WOLFGANG MOZART and FRANK MOON
Stage and Costume Design KIMIE NAKANO
Running time 30 mins
Photo EMMA KAULDHAR