As the World Tipped
This ambitious and extraordinary piece of aerial theatre tells a powerful tale of ecological crisis. Combining dramatic video visuals with breath-taking aerial performance, As The World Tipped confronts one of the most pressing issues for the planet with spectacle, humour and emotion.
At the Secretariat of the Copenhagen Climate Change conference, harassed staff fail to notice as the world around them, literally and metaphorically, slides toward disaster. Suspended above the audience in the night sky, the performers struggle to control their increasingly precarious world as they do battle with the effects of drastic environmental catastrophe.
About Wired Aerial Theatre
Led by Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Jamie Ogilvie, Wired Aerial Theatre has established itself as the UK’s most exciting and imaginative aerial theatre company.
One of the world’s foremost experts in aerial consultation and innovators of a breath-taking aerial technique – which fuses contemporary dance, physical theatre, aerial performance, gymnastics and climbing with its signature style of bungee-assisted dance – Wired Aerial Theatre creates work which delights and inspires audiences and flies the flag for UK outdoor arts through worldwide touring.
Based at its centre for aerial excellence, The Higher Space in Liverpool, the company aims to push the boundaries of UK-produced performance through the creation of cutting-edge work.
Nigel Jamieson (Writer and Director); Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie (Aerial Choreography); Jamie Ogilvie (Technical Director); XTRAX (Producer and Tour Booker).
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
A Without Walls/Tipping Point co-commission
Commissioned by Brighton Dome & Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Made in Liverpool
Supported by Liverpool City Council
Co-commissioned by Greenwich & Docklands Festival
Stockton International Riverside Festival
Supported by Arts Council England