Theatre, Live Art, Dance
LEEDS based Testing the Razor’s Paul Wilkinson and Dani Ferreira have received funding from the Arts Council, England for their new work “Fool Circle” - an unusual fusion of theatre with live art and contemporary dance.
Working in collaboration with live artist Adam Young, “Fool Circle” will be exploring complex concepts in a quirky, visually rich and entertaining way, combining carefully orchestrated choreography with spontaneous improvisation.
"Fool Circle" will be performed at Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton in Leeds on 30 September 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available online through Digyorkshire or from Seven Arts.
This will be the second professional performance by Testing the Razor. Their first work “Left Shoe Handshake” was commissioned in February 2011 by the University of Cumbria, where they return in 2012 to create another new piece. A ‘taster’ of their work “Fool’s Gait” was shared with partygoers at Seven Arts’ birthday celebrations in July.
Said Paul Wilkinson, “We believe a clever blend of art forms has a wider audience appeal, as a concept can be communicated more fluently than through a singular creative discipline.”
More information about Testing the Razor’s innovative style can be found on their website at http://www.testingtherazor.co.uk
Notes: Testing the Razor’s Paul Wilkinson and Dani Ferreira started their careers as professional dancers, touring both nationally and internationally. Collectively they have performance experience ranging from classical ballet and Kathak to live art and physical theatre. They have worked together since 2008 with Ascendance REP where they both perform and contribute to the company's repertoire. Sharing a passion for creating technically driven, dynamic contemporary dance combined with more abstract methods of expression, Paul and Dani co-founded Testing the Razor in 2010.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. To find out more about the Arts Council visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk