Ockham’s Razor return to the Artsdepot
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING their highly-acclaimed aerial work The Mill, Ockham’s Razor return to the Artsdepot with the world premiere of their latest piece, Not Until We Are Lost.
An immersive, promenade production that brings the audience into the heart of the aerial performance, Not Until We Are Lost runs from September 18 to September 23, 2012.
The audience are invited on to the stage to view the action in new, innovative ways from within a unique set of bespoke aerial structures, and are led from one viewing position to another by the performers and the narrative.
Whether surrounding the performers in a Perspex tower, or peering from below at the performers above, they are constantly being drawn into new and unknown perspectives.
Inspired by the Henry David Thoreau quote “Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves”, this interactive performance plays with proximity to create feelings of claustrophobia, interchanged with large sweeping images and theatrical illusions, all created through constantly evolving surroundings.
Not Until We Are Lost features an original score by award-winning British composer Graham Fitkin, performed by a 20-strong choir put together specially for the performance from the local community.
Ockham’s Razor formed in 2004, when Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch met at the Circomedia Academy of Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance in Bristol. Combining circus and visual theatre, they aim to create arresting, physical works on original pieces of equipment, telling stories through the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exists between people in the air.
Devised and directed by Ockham’s Razor, Not Until We Are Lost is performed by Alex Harvey, Tina Koch, Charlotte Mooney, Luke Horley and Haike Irina Amelia Stollbrock.
Suitable for ages 8+
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
Not Until We Are Lost will also visit Newcastle, Lancaster, Harlow, Lincoln, Malvern, Ipswich and Manchester.