Following acclaimed performances in Newcastle, Manchester and Lincoln and their upcoming two week run at the London International Mime Festival, Ockham’s Razor will be performing their new show Tipping Point at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Ockham’s Razor, whose previous show was the highly-acclaimed Not Until We Are Lost, return with a new full length show with original equipment that transforms simple five-metre poles into a myriad of walkways, spindles, pillars and pendulums. Set in the round in a nod to traditional circus, audiences are drawn close to the action as the aerial artists balance, climb and cling to their teetering world. Poles are hung from the roof, balanced on fingertips, climbed, swung from and walked along as the performers decide whether to rail against the chaos, struggling to exert order on a disordered world, or ride it out, allowing life to tilt towards the tipping point.
Tipping Point features a multi-layered surround sound musical landscape, specially composed and mixed live by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes. The performance sound will be mixed live and feature live glockenspiel and keyboards by Hazel Mills. The costume design is by Tina Bicat who won the Critics Circle Award for design for her work on Punchdrunk’s Faust, and lighting design is by Phil Supple who recently designed the lighting for the poppy installation at The Tower of London.
Ockham’s Razor formed in 2004, when Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney, and Tina Koch met at the Circomedia Academy of Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance in Bristol. Combining circus and visual theatre, they aim to create arresting, physical works on original pieces of equipment, telling stories through the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exists between people in the air. Their past work includes a Triple Bill of short works (Memento Mori in 2004, Every Action in 2005 and ARC in 2007) and The Mill (2010), their first full scale production. In 2013, their immersive, promenade production Not Until We Are Lost premiered at The London International Mime Festival and toured the UK and Europe throughout 2013/14.
Tipping Point will be Ockham’s Razor’s third London International Mime Festival show. LIMF, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre.
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Promo video: www.ockhamsrazor.co.uk/news/31-april-2015
Running Time: 70 mins (no interval) | Suitable for ages 6+
To Book contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk