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Breath-taking outdoor theatre.

  • 18-18 September 2021
  • Poole lower High Street and Quay

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All-female acrobatic theatre company Mimbre perform at Inside Out Dorset.

Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance.

The constant presence of physical contact and trust in Lifted is even more powerful post-pandemic. Our human need for touch, as well as our complex relationship to the safety of and consent to physical contact, are both addressed in playful and serious ways.

Created in collaboration with three guest choreographers – Yi-Chun Liu from Peeping Tom, HURyCAN and Gary Clarke – this captivating performance experiments with new approaches to Mimbre’s trademark acrobatics. This piece was commissioned as part of Stockton International Riverside Festival.

Lifted mixes dance, theatre and circus to celebrate the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women move, lift and balance each other.



Jaide Annalise

Silvia Fratelli

Freya Stokka


Director: Lina Johansson

Composer: Ted Barnes

Costume: Bettina John

Guest choreographers: Yi-Chun Liu of Peeping Tom, HURyCAN and Gary Clarke


An accessible description of Lifted can be downloaded at this link


Lifted is supported by: Without Walls, Arts Council EnglandLighthouse Poole, DCMS, Festival Coast Live!, SoundStorm



There is flat access to the grass performance area from hard-standing, pavement with dropped curbs. The audience will be seated on floor and benches, and standing area behind.

Further access information can be found through the ‘Plan your visit’ link below.

Plan Your Visit

With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible. Follow this link to plan your visit to Inside Out Dorset.

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