Female-led acrobatic theatre company Mimbre toured their outdoor production Lifted from summer 2019 to autumn 2022. Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance.
Teaming up with three guest choreographers – Yi-Chun Liu from Peeping Tom, HURyCAN and Gary Clarke – this captivating performance experiments with new approaches to Mimbre’s trademark acrobatics. Lifted mixes dance, theatre and circus to celebrate the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women move, lift and balance each other.
Following the success of the national tours of The Exploded Circus and If I could I would, as well as a number of exciting collaborations, including the Dior Haute Couture Show at Paris Fashion Week, Lifted takes Mimbre back to its roots, creating world-famous, nuanced and breath-taking outdoor theatre.
Mimbre is a female-led company creating nuanced, breath-taking and highly skilled acrobatic theatre. The company use circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections and promote a positive image of women.
For this project we collaborated with:
– Yi-Chun Liu (Taiwan/Belgium) from Peeping Tom.
– Candelaria (Argentina/Spain) from HURyCAN dance company.
– Gary Clarke (UK)
Creative / Production credits
Director: Lina Johansson
Performed and devised by: Freya Stokka, Jaide Annalise (2021-2022), Rosy Roberts (2019-2020) and Silvia Fratelli
Original Soundtrack: Ted Barnes
Executive Director: Lissy Lovett
Funding, commissioning and partner credits
Lifted is supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival.
Mimbre is supported by Arts Council England.