Tipping Point&Switch – Ockham’s Razor, prod by Turtle Key Arts expired
Join us for a family circus experience like no other with new work developed by Ockham’s Razor with young people from North Manchester, alongside awardwinning show Tipping Point. Switch has been created by a group of young people and the artistic directors of Ockham’s Razor. With movement drawn from circus, dance, object manipulation and martial arts, Switch creates a shifting landscape of labyrinths, pathways and barriers to explore themes of division and integration. Winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Circus Award 2016, Tipping Point is set in the round; the audience drawn in close, as the action veers from catastrophe to mastery. The five performers, enclosed within the circle of the stage, transform simple 5 metre metal poles into a rich landscape of images. Poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, lashed, climbed, swung from and walked along, they become forests, cross roads and pendulums. The performers balance, climb and cling to this teetering world, supporting each other as they wrestle with the moment when things begin to shift. They must decide whether to rail against the chaos, struggling to exert order on a disordered world, or ride it out, allowing life to tilt towards the tipping point. Tipping Point features a live performance of a multi-layered surround sound musical landscape especially composed by AdemIlhan& Quinta who have previously worked with Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.
Date: Aug. 15, 2018 -
Aug. 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Contact Manchester
Oxford Road, M15 6JA
United Kingdom Contact Manchester