When: 26th May – 8th September 2018
Where: Touring across the UK (see below)
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
Featuring a mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story without words, where six women come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.
The Exploded Circus invites audiences into a moment where an explosion has been frozen in time – the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from the circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above the ground. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.
The Exploded Circus is the work of acrobatic theatre company Mimbre, whose work aims to push the boundaries of contemporary circus. The cast is made up of six versatile artists; French performer Alice Allart on trick bike and slack rope, physical theatre actor and aerialist Farrell Cox, physical performer Coral Dawson who specialises in corde lisse and aerial harness, Canadian acrobat Arielle Lauzon with Chinese hoops and slack rope, aerialist Rebecca Rennison, and juggler Lynn Scott.
In this new production, Mimbre’s Joint Artistic Director Lina Johansson has joined forces with critically-acclaimed designer Loren Elstein and experimental composer Quinta. Quinta (The Paper Cinema, Rambert/Cunningham, Ockham’s Razor) has created an ethereal score for the production, combining her flair for improvisation, non-conventional scoring, electronic interfacing and work with new instrumentation. Designer Loren Elstein (Rent, Hangmen, The End of Longing) has created a three-dimensional world inspired by artworks such as Cornelia Parker’s Exploded Shed, David Spriggs’ Half Explosion and Ori Gersht’s Time After Time photographs.
The Exploded Circus will tour to:
26th – 27th May at The Curve, Leicester
16th – 17th June at The Lowry, Salford Quays
23rd – 24th June at Imagine Luton, Luton
27th – 28th July at The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
7th – 8th September at Winchester Theatre Royal, Winchester
Mimbre is a female-led contemporary circus company. They use their unique blend of physicality and narrative to tell intimate stories about human connections. 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.
More info: www.mimbre.co.uk