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BELLY OF THE WHALE - available for touring from spring 2018

A show for 3 physical performers, 1 live musician and a giant see-saw:

Belly of the Whale by Ockha
Image by Mark Dawson Photography

Premiere performances 2018

Sat 19 & Sun 20 May
Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Fri 22 - Sun 24 June
Greenwich & Docklands Festival

Ockham’s Razor take our trademark of creating exciting and touching physical theatre on new pieces of circus equipment to the streets. For our first ever production specifically for the outdoors the creative team designed a giant half-circular see-saw structure.

Tipped on its side it can turn into a corde lisse rig, balanced equally the other end of the rope can be clipped in to turn it into a rocking slackrope structure. Choreographed on and around this multifaceted set the show will feature Ockham’s Razor’s signature blend of circus skills, humour and breath taking moments of risk.

The performers, like surfers on a wild sea, will ride a giant semi-circular see-saw made of wood and steel which creaks and groans as it transforms from a catapult, a gently rocking cradle, a tunnel, a slide - creating an ever changing land and soundscape.

The concept of the belly of the whale is found in mythology around the world - what happens when we confront our fears and come face to face with the power and momentum of things we seemingly can’t change?

Creative team:

Project leader: Tina Koch (joint artistic director, Ockham’s Razor)
Original equipment idea: Tina Koch and Stefano Di Renzo
Structural engineer: Thomas Loriaux
Costume design: Tina Bicat
Sound design: Gabriele Pierro
Producers: Turtle Key Arts

 

Facts:

Duration: approx. 40 mins
Audience: suitable for all ages, medium scale
Showtime: suitable for day or nighttime performance
Technical: We need a flat and even surface (no slope) of 10m width x 7m depth
Belly of the Whale will premiere in spring 2018 as part of Circulate and will be available for touring throughout the UK in 2018, Europe in 2019 and worldwide as part of our repertoire in 2020.

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