Ockham's Razor are looking for ground based performers with acrobatic flow skills to take part in a week of research and development for their next show, Public. We are also interested in people with partner acrobatics, hand to hand, parkour and tumbling skills and the ability to pick up group dance choreography, although these are not necessarily a requirement. You do not need to have a background in circus to apply. We are looking for young and/or recently graduated applicants. For this project we are working with choreographer Nathan Johnston.

The R&D will take place in The Creation Studio at National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street, London N1 6HD on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th & 8th 2021.

Successful applicants will be paid a fee of £550 for the week.

Ockham's Razor are committed to the Turtle Key Arts Freelancers Manifesto.

To apply please send an expression of interest along with a CV and show reel to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This can be in the form of a written covering letter or 2 minute video or audio recording. The deadline for applications is Nov 19th and we will respond by Nov 26th.

Below is some more information about the forthcoming show. We look forward to hearing from you!


Public will be a piece of outdoor performance about the use and ownership of public space. Urban public space has become increasingly colonised by corporations. Malls, shopping centres, arcades and transport hubs are owned by private interests with their own contracted security and surveillance. In this landscape there is an unease around young people taking up public space - to experiment, play, rest together and build social bonds with their peers. Play becomes a risky and subversive act.

We will create a company of 15 young acrobats and dancers from a range of ethnic backgrounds to reflect England’s diversity. The company will have a range of styles: acrobatic, climbing, aerial, parkour, partner acro and contemporary flow. Initially the company will be divided into smaller bands of 3 or 4 performers moving through the architecture of streets and buildings, lifting each other over and around walls and stairs, climbing lampposts and street furniture. The groups will eventually merge to create an ensemble who will flock to a central performance area for a final group piece. The movement will be seeded in images of support and freedom, the tenderness for each other, empathy and the ability to be uninhibited and unbound.


Public is a partnership project with National Centre for Circus Arts and Circomedia, funded by Arts Council England

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