To Untouch

Category: Show Related artist: Mimbre

To Untouch is a live performance exploring new and different ways of keeping physical connections and complicity between each other, when the impulse of direct physical touch has to be restrained.

This show was originally created specifically for Greenwich+Docklands Festival September 2020. It has been created in direct opposition to Mimbre’s usual ways of working; instead of exploring what happens when one body is carried by another, these virtuosic acrobats are now examining what happens when they are not so reliant on physical contact, instead mimicking the very idea of ‘touch’ whilst remaining untouched.

Please note: This is an alternative to our show Lifted in the case of restrictions made on touch when performing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2020
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Performance area: Space required is 8m width, 6m depth, 5m height clearance (without trees, branches, roof, etc.).
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 15 minutes
  • Number. of people on road: 4
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

Our Videos

The site-specific In the Park reinterprets how bodies relate to each other from a distance, this was a short film commissioned to be part of Newham Unlocked Digital Festival and was a predecessor to the work that culminated in To Untouch. It was screened on 16th August 2020 In the Park was created specifically for the Thames Barrier Park, where three acrobats play and move around its beautiful landscaped features and explore what happens when they can’t touch, reinterpreting how their bodies relate to each other from a distance.