hackney Tag

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!

Teniola – 10 years old
My name is Teniola.
I am 10 years old and I have been in mimbre for 4 years since I was 6. It has been very fun and has taught me amazing skills since I first started. I have also taken part in the Step-Up group for 1 year. Both groups have helped me with confidence when performing and made me a better street dancer and acrobat. Loads of people from my school go to the groups so it feels like it’s one big family. The teachers for the groups I go to are: Lina, Natasha, Frank, and our assistant/ education officer Inni. I really like taking part in mimbre because it’s exciting, it teaches me new things and its REALLY fun.

mimbre's youth group, the Step-Up Group, were very proud to be selected to take part in the One Hackney Festival and its colourful street parade on July 21st, celebrating the Olympic Torch arriving to our borough! In the parade the Step-Up group presented extracts of their brand new show: "Origin London" –  an action-packed performance fusing street-dance and acrobatics and celebrating the flavours and diversity that make London our home, all performed by a cast of talented young people from Hackney!

It’s my first week as General Manager (Maternity Cover) at Mimbre and I’m delighted to join this inventive, inspiring, friendly company at an exciting stage of their development. With a busy Summer of touring underway, and plans for Autumn taking shape, it feels like a good time to join.

Mimbre's Own Big Dance Events w/c 9th of July
We will be running our own Big Dance event as part of the Big Dance Festival. The idea is for as many people as possible, of all different ages, to join us for a basic but fun choreography which everyone can learn, as well as a chance to try out some acrobatics moves if you are feeling brave.