3 acrobats perform an acrobalance trick. 2 women on the shoulders of a third woman three women perform an acrobalance trick in front of a large audience.
Current Shows
About This Project

Mimbre’s outdoor production Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance.


Created in collaboration with three guest choreographers, Yi-Chun Liu, HURyCAN and Gary Clarke, this captivating performance experiments with new approaches to Mimbre’s trademark acrobatics. Lifted mixes dance, theatre and circus to celebrate the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women move, lift and balance each other.


Yi-Chun Liu (Taiwan/Belgium) from Peeping Tom with her otherworldly mix of martial arts, dance and theatrical movement.


Arthur Bernard Bazin from HURyCAN (Spain/Argentina/France) with their powerful and energetic approach to dance and acrobatic lifts.


Gary Clarke (UK), famous for his maverick, dynamic and theatrical approach to contemporary dance.


Following the success of the national tours of The Exploded Circus and If I could I would, as well as a number of exciting collaborations, including the Dior Haute Couture Show at Paris Fashion Week, Lifted takes Mimbre back to its roots, creating world-famous, nuanced and breath-taking outdoor theatre.


Lifted was first performed in June 2019 and is still touring.


Easy Read and Audio Introduction

Find the Lifted Easy Read PDF document and Audio Introduction here.



Performed and devised by Silvia Fratelli, Martha Harrison and Helga Ehrenbusch. As well as previous cast: Freya Stokka, Jaide Annalise and Rosy Roberts.

Find out more about the current cast on our blog here.


Lucie Maisha N’Duhirahe and Tamzen Moulding


Creative Team

Director | Lina Johansson

Composer | Ted Barnes

Costume | Bettina John

Additional costumes by | Evelien Van Camp

Devised by | Freya Stokka, Helga Ehrenbusch, Jaide Annalise, Martha Harrison, Rosy Roberts and Silvia Fratelli


If you are interested in booking Lifted for 2024, please contact Silvia.


Photo credit: Ben HopperLuka Dakskobler, Nik Palmer



Lifted is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival.



  • Liv Spencer
    Posted at 15:39h, 24 June Reply

    Saw this at the weekend at Greenwich and cried several times through it. Have no idea why!

  • John Ryan
    Posted at 16:18h, 14 August Reply

    I saw your show at Hatfield and it helped brighten up an otherwise dull and dreary day. Thank you.

  • John Mugford
    Posted at 14:43h, 08 July Reply

    We saw the Lifted production at the Swansea dance festival, brilliant.

    Amazed with the choreography and expertly performed.

    Thank you

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