Mimbre create nuanced, breathtaking and highly-skilled acrobatic theatre. They use circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women.
With an artistic voice that is physical and accessible, Mimbre build relationships with broad, non-traditional audiences and participants, creating unexpected moments in unusual spaces and reclaiming some beauty within the urban environment.
Their performances and participation programme reach beyond social, financial and cultural boundaries and find fresh ways to engage, encourage and inspire people, showing that the impossible can be possible on a local, national and international level.
Current Touring Shows:
If I could I would
Mimbre’s new outdoor show is a physical re-imagination of a day where you could freeze the baddies, save the day and fly home when the bus is late. Taking a seemingly normal woman, getting on with normal life on a normal day, Mimbre uses acrobatics, movement and humour to look at the things we would change if we could. Referencing popular culture from Mary Poppins, the Hulk and of course Super Girl, the performance considers the expectations of modern life and all the superpowers we ideally would need to get it all done. ‘If I could I would’ is self-contained family friendly performance, created for outdoor festivals and events, with a small transformable set and cast of 3 performers.
Mimbre has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to create an outdoor performance celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s legacy. The performance indulges the viewer with iconic moments from Shakespeare’s plays, physically celebrating the comedy as well as lamenting the tragedy. There will be well known characters in unexpected encounters, as though the ghosts of the Bard’s plays have come alive and decided to go for a walk in the park. The performance does not use any text and is accessible regardless of the audience’s previous knowledge of Shakespeare. It has a cast of 6 acrobats and in a break from Mimbre tradition, it includes both male and female performers.
A woman sits on a bench and watches the world pass by…. Bench is a small and beautiful acrobatic performance about the everyday theatre and dance of life. Loneliness and happiness, bag-ladies and runaway brides, spell-binding moments mixed with the comic and ordinary – a reflection on who we are and how we connect with others. ‘Bench’ is self-contained family friendly performance, created for outdoor festivals and events, with a small transformable set and cast of 3 performers.
Current Cabaret Acts:
The Chatting Ladies
The “chatting ladies” is a 10 minute piece – featuring dizzying acrobatics. It is an extract from the show Bench – a small and beautiful acrobatic performance about the everyday theatre and dance of life. The extract is performed by three acrobats, is portable and suitable for any space or event.
“Flying Home” is a 10 minute piece featuring dizzying acrobatics and flight ( if you’re willing to believe). It is an extract from the new outdoor show ‘If I could I would’ – a physical re-imagination of a day where you could freeze the baddies, save the day and fly home when the bus is late. The performance considers the expectations of modern life and all the superpowers we ideally would need to get it all done. The extract is performed by three acrobats, is portable and suitable for any space or event.
Mimbre have plenty of other cabaret, walkabouts and shows in their repertoire. We also work collaboratively and take special commissions. For more info, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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