COVID 19 UPDATE and resource and training links

In light of the current crisis our Spring and early 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 you. Also further down are some links to other training and movement resources that we and our friends are loving to help keep you going! 

The Theatre Artists Fund, spearheaded by Sam Mendes and supported by Netflix, has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector. Applications are open from July 6th till July 13th. 

https://theatreartists.fund/

Arts Council England website has information regarding support from Government and other sources for individuals here and organisations here

Digital Culture Network are an Arts Council team who are there to support the arts sector to work more digitally. They can provided 1-2-1 support to organisations across a range of topics such as ecommerce, digital marketing strategies and more. They are also providing support for digital issues related to Covid-19 so please do feel free to email them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 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).

https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/submit 

Movement and training links:

For some beautiful movement exploration we've also been joining Rosamund Martin’s live Feldenkrais class: Online Classes | Rosamond MartinHere are a couple of links recommended by our good friend and training buddy Charmaine Childswww.strongladyproductions.cominstagram.com/strongladyproductions ):

1. Moving through acrobatics  instagram.com/movingthroughacrobaticsOnline acrobatics tutorials  movingthroughacrobatics.paperform.co/

2. Great yoga classes streaming (oz timezone)

https://powerlivingadelaide.com.au/

3. Online ‘on demand’ classes by Amanda Dee

https://www.sunsalutestudio.com/online-classes.html

4. On the CODY website the teacher Dylan Werner is AMAZING & has lots of handstand strength stuff… but it’s a subscription based thing…

https://www.alomoves.com/instructors/dylanwerner?instructors=dylanwerner&order=relevance&

5. Meghan Currie has a couple of nice gentle classes on her website

https://www.meghancurrieyoga.com/yoga/online-courses/

6. London School of Handbalance is also doing online tutorial snippets on their instagram

https://www.instagram.com/london_school_of_hand_balance_/?hl=en

And some recommendations from another good friend, Ockham’s performer and training buddy, Grania Pickard

graniapickard.co.uk instagram.com/grania_pickard )

“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”:

  1. Jude Whitburn - http://www.judeelizabeth.com

  2. Pip Barsanti - https://www.pipbarsanti.com/about

  3. Ash Bond - http://www.flyingmonkeyyoga.org

  4. Leonie - https://yogaloni.com

  5. Ranta Averate - http://rantayoga.com

Also one of our favourite yoga classes is run by John Collins John Collins YogaIn 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
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