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Lose yourself in aerial feats and theatrical illusions

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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Award winning aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor has premiered a brand new show, Not Until We Are Lost, which will arrive in Lincoln in February for seven days of performances.

Ockham's Razor mix circus, physical theatre, story-telling and distorted perspectives. Local audiences will recognise their work from a visit to the city last year when they presented a triple bill – Arc, Memento Mori and Every Action.

The new promenade production, produced by Turtle Key Arts, brings the audience into the heart of the aerial performance, viewing the action in new, innovative ways from within a unique set of bespoke aerial structures, and led from one viewing position to another by the performers and narrative.

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.

The performance features an original score by two-times British Composer Award-winner Graham Fitkin, performed by a 20-strong choir put together specially for the show from each of the local communities visited.

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.

Lincoln Drill Hall, February 15-23. Times vary. Tickets: £14, (£10 concs /children), £39 Family/Group ticket of four. Box office: 01522 873894, www.lincolndrillhall.com

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