Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Justice in Motion

Oxford-based physical theatre company, Justice in Motion, is gearing up to mark a significant milestone with an immersive exhibition, “10 Years in Motion.” Since its inception in 2013, the company has carved a niche for itself by addressing pressing social justice issues through awe-inspiring and unconventional performances.

The exhibition, set to open its doors at the Old Fire Station on 20 February, promises an engaging experience for attendees. Showcasing a diverse range of photographs, costumes, props, videos, soundscapes, and interactive activities, the display will transport visitors into the visually dramatic world of Justice in Motion’s groundbreaking performances.

The company has fearlessly tackled topics such as human trafficking, rape, modern slavery, immigration, and loneliness through various avant-garde styles. From physical theatre and aerial acrobatics to motion capture and parkour, Justice in Motion has consistently pushed the boundaries of traditional performance to create unforgettable experiences.

The latest offering from the company explores the grim realities of county lines and child criminal exploitation, using parkour, trials bike tricks, and live rap. This commitment to innovation and pushing the envelope has garnered Justice in Motion a loyal following both in the UK and overseas.

Artistic Director and founder, Anja Meinhardt, reflects on the incredible journey: “At the beginning, I never realised how much impact Justice in Motion would have. It’s been an amazing journey with some fantastic people whose creativity, imagination, and passion have made such a difference to so many lives.”

The exhibition offers more than just a visual retrospective. Visitors can immerse themselves in a variety of activities, from dance workshops and panel discussions on social justice to a live concert of Finnish Tango music and a pub quiz. Anja Meinhardt will also be present every Friday from 1-3 pm to engage with the public and share insights into the company’s transformative work.

“10 Years in Motion” is not just a celebration of past achievements; it’s an invitation to join the conversation on social justice issues and be part of a community striving for positive change. While the exhibition is free to view, other activities require booking through the Old Fire Station’s ticket office or online at Old Fire Station. For full details, visit Justice in Motion.

As Justice in Motion steps into its second decade, “10 Years in Motion” stands as a testament to the power of art in sparking conversations and driving social change.

 

 

January 29, 2024