Mimbre is developing an all-female production celebrating the prowess and poetic possibilities of hyper physical performance: The Exploded Circus.
The show will begin with the audience being invited into a world where the moment of an explosion has been frozen in time, a devastated circus is caught mid-air – with everything from the circus ring, sequins and fair-ground horses suspended above the ground. Six circus performers slowly appear out of the debris and embark on a journey where risk becomes habitual and trust a necessity. The women are left to deal with the chaos, find order and build a new normal. The show explores what we perceive as society and how we might rebuild it were our world to collapse.
We are planning to premiere The Exploded Circus in spring 2018, to coincide with the anniversary of Circus. It will be available to tour after that. The Exploded Circus is being designed with a self-contained rig and can be performed in a circus tent, on a stage or in more unconventional venues.
Photo Credit: Eric Richmond, Jamie Currey