Motionhouse is really big in England, and now it’s out to make a splash across the pond with its first North American tour. The company touches down in Philly with Scattered, a full-length work that takes on the theme of water in its various forms, from the restless ocean to frozen landscape. Performed on a steep, curved wall, Scattered presents Motionhouse’s trademark combo of eye-popping visual projections, dynamic dance and aerial movement. The company is all about going full throttle with athleticism; its dancers make the most of that unusually shaped backdrop as they hang, hurl, slither and bounce in adrenaline-packed sequences. That energy, plus the seamless way performers move in and out of the imagery to create stunning optical illusions, will make ya go, “Wow!”
Thu.-Sat., Feb. 7-9, $20-$55, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., 215-898-3900, pennpresents.org.