The Sofa Dance
When the world is no longer your stage... 30 acrobats physicalise the shared exhaustion, frustration and complications of living within drastically limited space, creating absurdity and beauty while stuck on their sofas. A short film that gives a snapshot of the extraordinary spring of 2020 and how differently we all dealt with it, finishing with an invite to the viewers to share their own experiences from the comfort of their sofas...
We'd love to see your #MySofaDance!
There are instructions on our blog if you need some guidance on creating your own #MySofaDance and we're also leading a Sofa Dance workshop for families at The Spark Festival this Saturday, 13th February and Monday, 15th Fevruary 2021, organised by The Spark Arts for Children.
Our blog: https://mimbre.co.uk/create-your-own-choreography-inspired-by-the-sofa-dance/
About Filmed in Lockdown:
Filmed in Lockdown is a series of new works of literary, musical, visual, and performance arts, commissioned for Culture in Quarantine by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.
The Sofa Dance was made with support from The Space Arts and Sadler's Wells.
Mimbre is an acrobatic theatre company fusing acrobatics, dance and humour to create visual poetry in unconventional spaces.
A huge thank you to all our collaborators, without whom this would not have been possible:
Directed by Arthur Le Fol and Lina Johansson
“Just a Place” by Underground System
Written by Peter Matson and Domenica Fossati
Lucie Maisha N'Duhirahe
Edited by Arthur Le Fol
Choreographed by Lina Johansson and cast
Filmed by the cast at home locations
Featuring the young talent
Aélia Katsaiti Nord
Eva Ruth Euba
Milian Nord Katsaitis
Guest appearances, special thanks to
Our flatmates, families and partners
For Sadler’s Wells – Alistair Spalding and Bia Oliveira
For The Space – Fiona Morris