Tipping Point (Ockham’s Razor)
By Penelope Hervouet | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
We have seen acrobatic shows with trapezes, silks or ropes, but ‘Tipping Point’ features an unconventional apparatus: five-metre long metal poles. They create a very visually striking effect on stage, and the performers movements parallel and complement the poles. Who knew that a pole could have this much versatility? Used as props, as climbing ropes, as levers – all accompanied by the impressive skills of the acrobats – they really become artistic objects. All about balance, this piece diverges from traditional acrobatics and has a contemporary, physical feel to it. There was a sense of anger or distrust between the performers, which was surely intended to add theatrical intensity to the piece but, as it remained unexplained, it was a little unsettling.
C Scala, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pénélope Hervouet]