2017

Ockham’s Razor are looking for 1 highly skilled circus performer specialising in Chinese pole, basing acrobalance (hand to hand/3 high) to join our team for upcoming tour dates of our award winning show TIPPING POINT.

Please do pass this email on to anyone you know that might be interested.

TIPPING POINT involves a wide skill set exploring movement possibilities on and around all sorts of poles in all sorts of configurations. We are seeking multi-skilled, versatile performers with physical theatre experience, a strong stage presence and an interest in work that explores the stories naturally inherent in circus. Good floor based movement quality is desirable and you should be confident to speak on stage.

We are looking for a team player to share the good and the bad, great venues and festivals paired with long hours in van, loading/unloading, set construction. Hard work, good fun!

Rehearsals will take place in London for the week of the 5th February 2018 and the week of the 12th February 2018 followed by national and international touring from March onwards (dates to be confirmed).

Auditions will be held in London 20th November 2017. Recalls will be held on 21st November 2017.

If you would like to be considered for auditions, please send a CV (including your height and weight), photo, show-reel and any video footage of acts you would like to include to Charlotte at

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3rd November 2017. We will get back to you by 6th November 2017.

 

Please only apply if you are free on the above mentioned audition and rehearsal dates and let us know about any previous commitments for 2018.

Unfortunately we will only be able to consider applications from performers based in Europe.


UP COMING PERFORMANCES

Circa Auch, France
21 & 22 Oct

BRISTOL - CIRCUS CITY
1532 THEATRE - Bristol Grammar School
Fri 27 Oct 8pm & Sat 28 Oct 2pm & 8pm
07388 848 490

Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Thu 23 & Fri 24 Nov 7pm
Sat 25 Nov 2pm & 7pm
020 8279 1080

We have been selected to showcase Tipping Point as part of Spotlight UK at CIRCA Festival in Auch next month.

http://spotlightukcircus.co.uk/show/ockhams-razor/

Very happy to be taking our work to this wonderful festival. Thank you Crying Out Loud and nofitstate! Watch a promo.

 

Up Coming Performance Dates:

 

23 September
Outside performance of Every Action..
North Woolich as part of Circulate
A day of community workshops.

Cornerstone Arts Centre
Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct 7.30pm
01235 515 144

Circa Auch, France
21 & 22 Oct

BRISTOL - CIRCUS CITY
1532 THEATRE - Bristol Grammar School
Fri 27 Oct 8pm & Sat 28 Oct 2pm & 8pm
07388 848 490

Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Thu 23 & Fri 24 Nov 7pm
Sat 25 Nov 2pm & 7pm
020 8279 1080

We took Tipping Point to the Royal Cornwall show. Cornwall is clearly the place to be in August. Right by the sea. We were thinking swimming and sunbathing and then…

Cornwall Rain

Here's Grania running a workshop.

 

Up Coming Performance Dates:

Cornerstone Arts Centre
Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct 7.30pm
01235 515 144

Circa Auch, France
21 & 22 Oct

BRISTOL - CIRCUS CITY
1532 THEATRE - Bristol Grammar School
Fri 27 Oct 8pm & Sat 28 Oct 2pm & 8pm
07388 848 490

Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Thu 23 & Fri 24 Nov 7pm
Sat 25 Nov 2pm & 7pm
020 8279 1080

 

Here's a great film of our work with the 2nd year Foundation Degree students at The National Centre for Circus Arts to create an ensemble work called IMPULSE. It was performed from 28 June - 1 July at The NCCA in Shoreditch.

As a starting place they took the Dostoevsky quote “Right or wrong it's very pleasant to break something from time to time” and have created a show about compulsion, friendship and change.

Up Coming Performance Dates:

Cornerstone Arts Centre
Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct 7.30pm
01235 515 144

Circa Auch, France
21 & 22 Oct

BRISTOL - CIRCUS CITY
1532 THEATRE - Bristol Grammar School
Fri 27 Oct 8pm & Sat 28 Oct 2pm & 8pm
07388 848 490

Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Thu 23 & Fri 24 Nov 7pm
Sat 25 Nov 2pm & 7pm
020 8279 1080

We are very pleased that our NPO funding has been secured for the next four years. Now to put our plans into actions, we are very excited and grateful to Arts Council England.

We had a great time performing Tipping Point at Glastonbury, here we are hanging on tight.

 TP Glas James Loudon
Image by James Loudon

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We were pleased to have been working with the 2nd year Foundation Degree students at The National Centre for Circus Arts to create an ensemble work called IMPULSE. It was performed from 28 June - 1 July at The NCCA in Shoreditch.

As a starting place they took the Dostoevsky quote “Right or wrong it's very pleasant to break something from time to time” and have created a show about compulsion, friendship and change.

Up Coming Performance Dates:

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


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

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

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