falling up Tag

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. 

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:

Not only within the arts world there is a continuous discussion about the impact of the arts, their "purpose" and "use" for a society or an individual as well as about the ways to measure this and to quantify an obviously very personal experience. We would like to extend this discussion to you out there and collect information on the impact that our work has... on individuals, on communities and on the wider circus and performing arts sector alike. This is not just out of curiosity and the wish to interact with our audiences, but serves a specific purpose: It will help us to continue making work that you enjoy!

We have been very busy over the summer with our latest show "Falling Up" touring across the UK and Europe as well as with our education programme culminating in a tour of our Step-Up group, the most dedicated and committed participants across all our classes for young people. We are very proud of our achievements in both our professional and our participatory projects and thank everybody who supported our work along the way.

Time really just flies - this summer's tour of "Falling Up" has already come to an end!!! The last couple of weeks were busy with our last performances at the National Theatre, the Mintfest (Kendal's International Festival of Outdoor Arts) and Pique-Nique Kerhorres - On the Bridge in Northern France...  we can't really believe yet that the summer is over! But we are very proud of Falling Up's successful tour and very happy with all the great feedback we got along the way, from audience members, producers, bookers and festival managers alike!