FEATURING a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus is coming to Leicester.
It weaves a story without words, where six women come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. In this new production, Mimbre’s joint artistic director Lina Johansson joins forces with critically-acclaimed designer Loren Elstein and experimental composer Quinta.
The Exploded Circus invites audiences into a moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from the circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above the ground. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.
Director Lina Johansson said: “With a feeling that the world around us is on the cusp of big changes, I want to create a performance reflecting on this in a microcosm. Be it Brexit, global warming or the refugee crisis, there is a strong feeling of change and upheaval around us.”
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