OCKHAM'S RAZOR, PRODUCED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS, IS AN AERIAL THEATRE COMPANY WHO COMBINE CIRCUS AND VISUAL THEATRE TO MAKE WORK THAT IS ARRESTING AND ENTERTAINING. THEY SPECIALISE IN CREATING PHYSICAL THEATRE ON ORIGINAL PIECES OF AERIAL EQUIPMENT AND CREATE STORIES FROM THE VULNERABILITY, TRUST AND RELIANCE THAT EXIST BETWEEN PEOPLE IN THE AIR.
Tipping Point, their most recent show, premiered at The London International Mime Festival, had a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival where it won the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus and was at The Sydney Festival 2017. It will continue to tour throughout 2017 and 2018. CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES.
They will be creating a new show BELLY OF THE WHALE in 2018. MORE INFORMATION.
"Ockham's Razor is a hugely promising young aerial company who don't just have superb circus skills, but also highly creative brains." The Guardian
The Company was formed in 2004 when the three artistic directors; Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch met while studying at Circomedia, Bristol. Ockham's Razor has been produced by Turtle Key Arts since 2006. In 2006 they premiered their first full evening programme, a triple bill of Arc, Memento Mori and Every Action, to sell-out audiences at the Royal Opera House as part of the London International Mime Festival. Since then they have created The Mill (2010), Not Until We Are Lost (2012) and Tipping Point (2015) and performed in theatres and festivals throughout the U.K, Europe, America and Australia and have established a reputation for innovative and ground-breaking performances.
They have been involved in several collaborations; with Improbable (2007), Oily Cart (2009), Theatre Rites (2009) and Amici Dance Theatre Company (2010) and regularly run circus skills workshops and residencies all over the world.
The name Ockham's Razor comes from a logical principle attributed to the medieval philosopher William of Ockham. It states that between two plausible theories, the simpler is preferable. It is called a razor because it cuts out unnecessary elements. As a company they work with this simple approach.
They are company in residency at artsdepot, associate artists at Dance City and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Special thanks to Arts Council England, PRS for Music, Esmee Fairbairn, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Foyle Foundation and Mercers Charity Foundation. Images by Nik Mackey, Graham McGrath & Paul Blakemore.