When Words Are Not Enough (working title)

Category: Show Related artist: Mimbre

In a physical performance full of humour, texture and depth, five women use their bodies, strength and agility to reflect on the world around them – on the divisions that disjoint us and on the humanity we all share. Weaving extravagant physical choreographies together with intimate and beautiful moments, the acrobats create visual poetry through the timeless language of circus, pulling the audience into a contemporary show celebrating human connections, unity and resistance.

Following on from the success of The Exploded Circus, Dior Dream Parade and Lifted, When Words Are Not Enough (working title) is a new indoor show continuing the collaboration between award-winning designer Loren Elstein, director Lina Johansson and Mimbre’s all-female cast.

Devised with an outstanding team of female performers from diverse backgrounds, the show uses the purity of floor-based acrobatics through a series of sketches to play with the strong imagery and inherent expression of one human supporting another. Bypassing empty words; breaking bigger issues down to a personal, visual, visceral level. A group of women reaching to the sky, but with one set of feet still planted firmly on the ground. Exploring the fine line between the perfect balance of a human pyramid, or broken bodies left behind on the floor.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2020
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Performance area: 8m x 8m
  • Approx. get-in / get out: Same day
  • Number. of people on road: 6
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages