2017

Alex is performing with the legendary Amici Dance Theatre Company in Tightrope Fri 26 and 27 May at The Lyric, Hammersmith. Here’s a little peak behind the scenes where Alex and Suzie are creating a trapeze Duet for the show.

Alex and Suzie

Tina is going to be at fresh street#2, international seminar for the development of street arts in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal at the end of this month.

Tickets are now on sale for Tipping Points performance as part of the City of culture festival in Hull:

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June


You can also catch the show this July in Belgium, Portsmouth and Worthing:

Up-coming Performances 2017

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June

Perplx Kortrijk, Belgium
Tipping Point
1 – 2 July

MiramirO, Belgium
Tipping Point
15-18 July

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Tipping Point
25-26 July

Worthing Theatres
Tipping Point
28-29 July

Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
Tipping Point
17-19 Aug

Tipping Point is on the road again. We kick-started our spring tour at the Wales Millennium Centre, followed by the Curve Leicester. As I am tying this the team are setting up in Obernai/France at the wonderful Pisteur d’etoiles Festival in Obernai where we will be opening the festival on Friday night.

Pisteur d’etoiles, Obernai, France
Tipping Point
27-29 April

Charlotte has been working with the Roundhouse's Circus, Spoken Word and Audio collectives to create a 10 minute piece A Thousand Fibres. The Collectives are advanced training programmes for young artists, offering opportunities to learn specialist skills with industry professionals and guest companies. It was the first time these different groups had collaborated to make work and the show blended circus, poetry and sound to create a piece of visual storytelling. It was performed for three nights in April to 1000s on the main stage of the Roundhouse as a preshow performance before the stunning Companie XY's It is not yet midnight...

Fittingly for a piece of cross art form collaboration A Thousand Fibres was a reflection on how we are bound together, how no can truly stand apart. The title was taken from the Herman Melville quote :

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and come back to us as effects.”

Tina and our producer Ali went to
Canvas Circus Showcase. We shared many great conversations, a couple of heated discussions and a lot of laughs. What a lovely a chance to catch-up with circus friends far and wide.

Tina and Charlotte had a fun day harness flying and puppeteering in a flying rehearsal for national theatres upcoming production of Pinocchio.

 

Up-coming Performances 2017

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June

Perplx Kortrijk, Belgium
Tipping Point
1 – 2 July

MiramirO, Belgium
Tipping Point
15-18 July

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Tipping Point
25-26 July

Worthing Theatres
Tipping Point
28-29 July

Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
Tipping Point
17-19 Aug

Charlotte and Tina had a fantastic time teaching the devising module for the second year degree students at the national centre for circus arts. What a wonderfully talented, focused and inspired bunch of people. We are sad our teaching journey with them has come to an end, but we have been asked to direct their ensemble show in June, so we will see each other again for a four week intensive creation period. Performances will be 28 Jun – 1 Jul at the national centre for circus arts in Hoxton/London. One for the diary!

Our producer Ali was asked to assess the national centre for circus arts 3rd year students devised pieces at the end of the month and we all went along to support the students. We love going to these shows for a fun night out, but also for talent spotting for future Ockham’s Razor productions.

circus space

Up-coming Performances 2017

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June

Perplx Kortrijk, Belgium
Tipping Point
1 – 2 July

MiramirO, Belgium
Tipping Point
15-18 July

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Tipping Point
25-26 July

Worthing Theatres
Tipping Point
28-29 July

Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge
Tipping Point
17-19 Aug

This February we are getting involved with The National Youth Circus Event. The three day event brings together youth circus schools from across the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland giving youth circuses the opportunity to take part in workshops, masterclasses and meet other young circus performers. The weekend also includes a Practitioner Programme of workshops for group leaders.

circus space

As part of the practitioner programme for youth leaders Charlotte will be talking to the leaders about "ways to approach creating / devising circus".

And Alex is leading a 4 day intensive workshop with the young people from the national youth circus who are part of the centre for advanced training (CAT) programme. They will be looking at reimagining their existing apparatus and how it is rigged and coming up with and prototyping new pieces of equipment. 

Up-coming Performances 2017

Wales Millennium Centre
Tipping Point
12-13 April

Curve Leicester
Tipping Point
21-22 April

Pisteurs d’étoiles Festival, Obernai, France
Tipping Point
27-29 April

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June

Perplx Kortrijk, Belgium
Tipping Point
1 – 2 July

MiramirO, Belgium
Tipping Point
15-18 July

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Tipping Point
25-26 July

Worthing Theatres
Tipping Point
28-29 July

In January we left cold and rainy London behind and took Tipping Point to Sydney Festival. We were part of Circus City in Parramatta and shared the tent of the wonderful Spaghetti Circus with Circa. With a sweltering 40 degrees outside we were eternally grateful for the air conditioning!

Sydney 2017 1

The show was warmly received and we especially loved this review from Katie Lavers

sydney 2017 2

We try to connect with the local community wherever we go and as part of Sydney Festivals Circus City we were able to offer two workshops and a masterclass.

Workshop Nr.1 was one of our ‘Arial for All’ workshops inviting people of all ages who identify as disabled. We had a great time playing with a wonderfully diverse group involving acro-balance, trapeze, rope and harness counterweighting. One participant’s parent wrote this blog post about her observations and she really has a point.

sydney 2017 3

Workshop Nr.2 was one of our signature 3 day Aerial theatre workshops for circus professionals which offers the chance to share the unique process Ockham’s Razor use to create the rich imagery our shows are famous for.

Charlotte ran a one day seminar and masterclass for directors, movement directors, dramaturgs and choreographers with an interest in creating work using circus.

And last but not least our producer Ali King was invited to be on a panel discussing Circus and Access whilst in Sydney as part of the festival.

sydney disability

We had a fantastic time in Sydney and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet with the Australian circus community to make new friendships and connections for the future.

Back in London Tina spent another two days in the rehearsal studio with the wonderful Eleni and Nathan from Levantes Dance who will premier their show ‘The Band’ at Jacksons Lane in March. Tina also kick started the devising module Ockham’s Razor are teaching for National Centre for Circus Arts 2nd year degree students which will culminate in Charlotte and Tina directing their 2nd year ensemble show.

 

Up-coming Performances 2017

Wales Millennium Centre
Tipping Point
12-13 April

Curve Leicester
Tipping Point
21-22 April

Espace Athic Festival, Obernai, France
Tipping Point
April/May TBC

City of Culture Festival, Hull
Tipping Point
30-31 May and 3-4 June

Perplx Kortrijk, Belgium
Tipping Point
1 – 2 July

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Tipping Point
25-26 July

Worthing Theatres
Tipping Point
28-29 July

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