The Sofa Dance by Mimbre

The Sofa Dance is supported by Sadler’s Wells and The Space, commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

The Sofa Dance is a short film commissioned as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine: Filmed in Lockdown, where 30 acrobats physicalise the shared exhaustion, frustration and complications of living within drastically limited space, creating absurdity and beauty while stuck on their sofas.

When the world is no longer your stage... 30 acrobats physicalise the shared exhaustion, frustration and complications of living within drastically limited space, creating absurdity and beauty while stuck on their sofas. A short film that gives a snapshot of the extraordinary spring of 2020 and how differently we all dealt with it, finishing with an invite to the viewers to share their own experiences from the comfort of their sofas.

Mimbre is an acrobatic theatre company fusing acrobatics, dance and humour to create visual poetry in unconventional spaces.

Fancy giving it ago with the family? Have a mini-party and join us for a Sofa Dance workshop Sat 5 Jun 11am or 1pm for £5 per household.

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Creative Team:

Directors: Arthur Le Fol and Lina Johansson

Music: “Just a Place” by Underground System. Written by Peter Matson and Domenica Fossati

Performers: Alison Halstead, Anesta Mathurin, Arielle Lauzon, Charmaine Childs, Emily Nicholl, Farrell Cox, Fiona Thornhill, Freya Stokka, Jackie Le, Jessica Ladley, Joana Dias, Julia Cheng, Karin Melin, Lina Johansson, Lisa Whitmore Lissy Lovett, Lucie Maisha N'Duhirahe, Lynn Scott, Maiya Leeke, Natasha Khamjani, Nikki Hill, Rachel Baird, Rebecca Solomon, Rebecca Rennison, Rebecka Nord, Reece Lyons, Rosy Roberts, Ruby Gaskell, Silvia Fratelli, Sophie Northmore