ON EDGE

Oxford

Justice in Motion and the Inspire community marry exciting choreography and parkour athletics with beauty and humour, to tell a stimulating, moving tale that asks – what does freedom really mean?

Atop towering scaffolding, a group of men ricochet around a building site. Their routine may give a sense of purpose and security yet behind the perimeter fencing, all is not as it first appears.

The riveting, stunning ON EDGE performance involves an international cast including leading parkour athletes. Join them before the show to explore the sensational freedom of moving around the parkour construction site.

… Come and play!

About ON EDGE

Told with breath-taking energy and fast-paced athletic choreography on a vertiginous parkour ‘construction site’, ON EDGE reveals the plight of vulnerable and exploited workers found in industries throughout the world every day.

The astonishing, adrenaline-fuelled, gravity-defying moves of the international cast are mesmerising. The story eye-opening and hard-hitting, inextricably weaving in beauty and humour.

In an exploration of freedom, Justice in Motion and the Inspire parkour community collaborate on a unique production, telling a powerful and moving story as well as encouraging members of the public to discover the joy of movement on the mobile parkour park before the show.

About Justice In Motion

JUSTICE IN MOTION is a professional Physical Theatre Company comprising of a collective of artists and collaborators that are passionate about art and social justice.

Its main focus is to raise awareness about social injustice, through powerful, thought-provoking and visually stunning performances and to catalyze and inspire debate and action for social change.

Through high-quality performance JUSTICE IN MOTION challenges perceptions, encourages debate and engages audiences. Our work speaks of hope, redemption and forgiveness, while clearly and fearlessly portraying the harsh reality of the issues that concern our society.

The company deliver workshops and events that engage the wider public, to equip and inspire in the fight against injustice. It collaborates with Partner-Organisations that work in the field of the issues, in order to gain valuable insight, have speakers at our post-show discussions, connect them and our audiences, access new audiences through their network and raise their profile.

Creative / Production Credits

Associate Director: Pawel Szkotak (Teatr Biuro Podrozy)
Artistic Director / Dramaturg: Anja Meinhardt (Justice in Motion)
Sound Design: Callum Wyles & Jethro Cooke
Set Design & Creation: David Marmet & Phil Goldney
Production Manager: Nathan Johnson
Stage Manager: Dene Elliott
Film & Video: Ben Johnston
Photography: Stevy Ilabaca

Funding, commissioning and partner credits

On Edge is supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Out There International Festival Of Circus & Street Arts.

Arts Council England
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space / Corn Exchange Newbury
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
Seachange Arts
Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Salvation Army
Hope for Justice
Unseen UK
Oxford Vinyard Church