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THREADS - available for touring from spring 2018
A show for 3 physical performers, 1 live musician, 12 intricate layers of clothing and a giant see-saw:
“In the spring and summer I watched my plants flower, but it was, perhaps, in winter that I loved them best, when their skeletons were exposed. Then I felt they had more to say to me, were not simply dressing themselves for the crowds. Stripped of their leaves, their identities showed forth stark, essential.” Pamela Ehrens, The Understory
Ockham’s Razor take our trademark of creating exciting and touching physical theatre on new pieces of circus equipment to the streets. For our first ever production specifically for the outdoors the creative team designed a giant half-circular see-saw structure.
Tipped on its side it can turn into a corde lisse rig, balanced equally the other end of the rope can be clipped in to turn it into a rocking slackrope structure. It can become a tunnel, a slide, a sea saw, a catapult…. creating an ever-changing landscape the performers journey through. Choreographed on and around this multifaceted set the show will feature Ockham’s Razor’s signature blend of circus skills, humour and breath taking moments of risk. Taking Pamela Ehrens quote from The Understory as inspiration Threads will look at what happens if we dare to truly meet someone, how we have armoured ourselves emotionally, hiding beneath our layers and what happens if we strip them down.
We follow the story of three people. From a couple of strangers' first awkward encounter to moments of beautiful intimacy we see the ups and downs of their relationships as they get to know each other deeply. Three carefully crafted costumes will unfold layer by layer alongside the story. As the threads unravel the characters allow themselves to become vulnerable, their movements becoming freer, bigger and bolder as they literally and metaphorically reveal what lies beneath.
Project leader: Tina Koch (joint artistic director, Ockham’s Razor)
Original equipment idea: Tina Koch and Stefano Di Renzo
Structural engineer: Thomas Loriaux
Costume design: Tina Bicat
Sound design: Gabriele Pierro
Producers: Turtle Key Arts
Duration: approx. 40 mins
Audience: suitable for all ages, medium scale
Showtime: suitable for day or nighttime performance
Technical: We need a flat an even surface (no slope) of 10m width x 7m depth
Threads will premier in spring 2018 as part of Circulate and will be available for touring throughout the UK in 2018, Europe in 2019 and worldwide as part of our repertoire in 2020.
New show Tipping Point is now on tour.
Tipping Point won the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus at Edinburgh Festival 2016.
Watch the promo film of our new show Tipping Point, currently on tour.