Filmed in Lockdown: The Sofa Dance

  • Arthur Le Fol
  • Zsófia Szendrei

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.

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...
Mimbre would love to see your #MySofaDance​! There are instructions on Mimbre's blog if you need some guidance on creating your own.
We also lead sofa dances workshops for families at The Spark Festival February 2021, organised by The Spark Arts for Children.​ Check out their Gallery of sofa dances for inspiration.

About Mimbre:
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

Alison Halstead
Anesta Mathurin
Arielle Lauzon
Charmaine Childs
Emily Nicholl
Farrell Cox
Fiona Thornhill
Freya Stokka
Jackie Le
Jessica Ladley
Joana Dias
Julia Cheng
Karin Melin
Lina Johansson
Lisa Whitmore
Lissy Lovett
Lucie Maisha N'Duhirahe
Lynn Scott
Maiya Leeke
Natasha Khamjani
Nikki Hill
Rachel Baird
Rebecca Solomon
Rebecca Rennison
Rebecka Nord
Reece Lyons
Rosy Roberts
Ruby Gaskell
Silvia Fratelli
Sophie Northmore
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
Dylan Fratelli-Burch
Kalani Khamjani-Wilson
Lev Maggor
Eva Ruth Euba
Frida Fratelli-Burch
Marnie Power
Milian Nord Katsaitis
Raya Maggor
Ronja Talbot
Skyla Khamjani-Wilson
Suki Keighley
Tuva Talbot

Additional #MySofaDancers
Graciette Dias
Clement Stokes
Amani Talbot
Agneta Olsson
Cecilia Baird
Josie Saunders
John Ladley

Guest appearances, special thanks to
Our flatmates, families and partners

Project Manager
Zsofia Szendrei

Executive Producers
For Sadler’s Wells – Alistair Spalding and Bia Oliveira
For The Space – Fiona Morris

Project Tags


  • Arts Council England logo

    Arts Council England

    • Arts and Culture
  • Mimbre Acrobats logo

    Mimbre Acrobats

    • Performing Arts
  • Sadlers Wells Theatre logo

    Sadlers Wells Theatre

    • Arts and Culture
  • B

    BBC Arts

    • S

      Sadler’s Wells