This half term Mimbre has been teaching an intensive course focused on partner acrobatics and choreography, with young people from the Circus Space Youth Programme CAT scheme. The week finished with an informal performance to families and friends inside the combustion chamber. Everyone worked really hard, it all came together brilliantly and we got some very positive feedback from the audience.
The young people were of different ages and had different backgrounds in terms of training, and although it was sometimes difficult to make sure everyone was challenged in terms of physical skill, it was hugely enjoyable to see how they each used the material we gave them to work with in their own unique way, adding their own skills, their own style of movement and supporting each other to create some really beautiful pieces of acrobatic work.
by Emma Norin
Joint Artistic Director of Mimbre
I really enjoyed the course last week, as I like to learn new skills that can help me improve.
I like to make new friends amd everyone was very friendly and we all worked great as a team. My favourite part was making the routines and putting it all together. I am looking forward to hearing what the next workshop will be.
Centres for Advanced Training (CAT) is a government initiative funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and managed by the Music and Dance Scheme (MDS). The MDS provides targeted means-tested fee support and grants to designated centres of excellence for the education and vocational training of young musicians and dancers. Circus Space has been hosting the CAT Scheme since September 2010, in partnership with The Place.
Find out more about the Circus Space CAT scheme