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As followers of our blog know, our talented young acrobats from the Mimbre Youth Company have been selected to take part in RIOT OFFspring, at London's  famous dance venue Sadler's Wells. RIOT OFFspring is a unique collaboration between five international choreographers – Sébastien Ramirez, Ivan Blackstock (BirdGang), Simeon Qysea (BirdGang), Mafalda Deville and Pascal Merighi (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch) – and an intergenerational cast, brought together to create a unique dance piece with a live orchestra playing Igor Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring. How exciting!

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.