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This Saturday, May 25th, the Dalston Children's Festival will be launched, a new community-led festival that promotes fun and free things to do for children and young people, all over Dalston, all summer long (25th May – 31st Aug 2013). It is a celebration of the extraordinary creativity of Dalston’s community and the resourcefulness and imagination of local people who are committed to making Dalston a great place for children and young people all year round. Mimbre is very happy to be part of this exciting new festival in Dalston!

Falling Up and Until Now are ready for the summer tour now - two proven and successful shows that are looking even better after re-rehearsals, with some new material and choreographies developed this year. Both productions use Mimbre's trademark mix of acrobatics, dance and humour to create strong imagery, visual poetry and emotional content.

We had a wonderful time at our first Collective Movement Festival the weekend before Easter and thank everybody, especially all our young people, the volunteers and the numerous audience members who together helped make it such a great success! Also, we'd like to thank everybody for the nice feedback and supporting our aim to raise more money over the coming months to secure the continuation of our acrobatics youth classes. 

We at mimbre are so proud of our youth group, the Step Up group, who delivered a fantastic performance last Friday at Hackney Empire as part of the Discover Young Hackney Festival! VERY WELL DONE EVERYBODY!!! Below is a sneak review of the last instructions and back-stage preparations for the performance and the dress rehearsal on stage!

Just as 2013 is kicking in proper I wanted to take the last chance to take a brief look back on all I achieved in 2012 - both with mimbre and together with other companies or artists. For me it was an exciting and busy year, lots that I learned and lots that I am proud of.  Working as a choreographer and director with a variety of artists and companies refreshed my perspective of how exciting our art-form can be, made me appreciate what I know and what I know really well, and helped to over again re-ignited my love of acrobatics. For you who follow this blog there has been plenty of updates on the mimbre productions last year, so here I will focus more on the collaborations with other companies in 2012. Two of the shows I worked on are currently on, so I will start with them:

Last weekend (12th and 13th January) the Roundhouse (or at least its Studio Theatre) saw bodies being lifted, legs floating in the air and arm muscles being put under quite some pressure - as mimbre and our Acrobatics Masterclass participants took over the space. We worked on dynamic partner and group work involving lifts, jumps and throws as well as inverted positions and more challenging acrobatic moves such as somersaults, banquine and tumbling. Furthermore we explored a range of specialised acrobatics and acrobalance techniques from mimbre’s repertoire of tricks, looked at creative and innovative approaches to choreographing acrobatics and worked on strategies for how to train, work and maintain your body optimally for the extreme impact of acrobatics training.