COVID 19 UPDATE and resource and training links
In light of the pandemic our Spring and Summer tour dates for This Time and Belly of the Whale have been cancelled. Information on future shows will be regularly updated on the website.
For everyone who bought tickets to these shows, venues will be in touch to arrange refunds or transfers for future dates. Wherever possible we will perform the show at a later date. We plan to weather this storm and to remount shows as soon as possible.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our audiences for their support past and present. We have been bowled over by the warmth of messages we have received.
Our shows often centre around the interaction between human vulnerability and strength and how this strength often comes from the trust and connection between people. In this time of crisis and physical separation it has been profoundly moving to see the power of this human connection and its ability to endure.
For fellow artists and circus performers here is a list of links to resources that may be useful to you.
Scroll down for some further links to other training and movement resources that we and our friends are loving to help keep you going!
Have a look on ACE website to find out more about the skills of the teams as well as resources they have put up in light of Covid-19 such as help with remote working tools, income generation and donation and more…. You can find them here, sign up to their mailing list here or follow them on Twitter
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (funded by ACE as a sector support organisation) have a resource page with collated information for the sector on Covid-19. It covers support for Freelancers, businesses and charities, as well as digital creative resources to support mental health, and a round-up of support from funders. https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-resources-practitioners-and-organisations
The Theatre Community Fund has been established to support the theatrical artists and professionals whose livelihoods and creative futures have been threatened in the wake of Covid-19.
This fund will be separated into two priority strands giving grants of up to £3000:
1. HARDSHIP grants in partnership with the Fleabag Support Fund
2. CREATIVE AND INNOVATION grants
Grants will be distributed in partnership with the Royal Theatrical Fund.
Applications for hardship grants will open monthly for five days with the next round open 3rd – 7th August.
Creative and innovation grants will open in late 2020 or early 2021, with the exact date to be agreed.
More info and how to apply: https://www.theatrecommunityfund.com/
The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are taking a break from accepting submissions at the moment but check back in August.
More info and contact details are at Home - Strong Lady Productions
Other training links: For some beautiful movement exploration we've also been joining Rosamund Martin’s live Feldenkrais class: Online Classes | Rosamond Martin
Moving through acrobatics
Online acrobatics tutorials
Great yoga classes streaming (oz timezone
Also, on the CODY website the teacher Dylan Werner is AMAZING & has lots of handstand strength stuff… but it’s a subscription based thing…
Meghan Currie has a couple of nice gentle classes on her website
London School of Handbalance is also doing online tutorial snippets on their instagram
And from another good friend, Ockham’s performer and training buddy, Grania Pickard graniapickard.co.uk
There are some amazing teachers running online classes that have helped keep me sane during lockdown. I'd like to thank them for all their hard work and for the few exercises that I've borrowed. There are links below to their classes if you fancy trying something new:
Jude Whitburn - http://www.judeelizabeth.com
Pip Barsanti - https://www.pipbarsanti.com/about
Ash Bond - http://www.flyingmonkeyyoga.org
Leonie - https://yogaloni.com
Ranta Averate - http://rantayoga.com
Also one of our favourite yoga classes is run by John Collins John Collins Yoga
In the meantime follow us on social media instagram.com/ockhamsrazoruk for all the latest updates and most importantly, take care of yourselves and each other.
Warm Wishes from all at Ockham's Razor