Mimosa Performance was born in 2019 out of a desire for transferring the beauty of Spanish culture into aerial and ground based performances that would enamour audiences with their charming spectacle.
Founder and Artistic Director, Ana Cerrato, was born and raised in Northern Spain. In this region the fragrant scent of mimosa flowers hangs poignant in the late Winter air, heralding the beginning of the spring weather. This is a time where the Spanish landscape explodes with a myriad of vivid colours that lasts for a few short weeks, until the fierce summer heat flattens the rich palette into a dry monochromic wash of sepia tones.
Mimosa flowers decorate Spanish houses and gardens in the winter, with their striking golden colour clusters and powerful vanilla and honey scent. Often compared to the Sun, they tend to symbolize magnificence, elegance and tenderness. They have featured as the emblem of Women’s Day in Spain since 1946.
The colours, sounds and beautiful visual imagery of the Spanish culture have been a constant in Ana’s performances as an aerial soloist and found root in her very first aerial hoop graduation act at her circus school back in 2006. More presently she has collaborated with a flamenco dancer and a guitarist to create a dynamic act that was well received at the UK festival scene. Through regular attendance at flamenco classes in Bristol and the wider South West, Ana has observed how the Spanish culture has spread out to other countries like the UK and Japan, where flamenco classes and shows are as in demand as in her mother land.
Mimosa Performance has been made possible through the careful selection of seasoned performers who either share the same cultural heritage or embody the ethos to deliver stunning dance and circus shows.