Access All Areas, Far From the Norm, LUNG and Ockham’s Razor are joining Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, the National Theatre and Rambert in the list of partner companies at Salford’s Lowry arts complex
The four will collaborate closely with Lowry staff to present work to audiences from the North-West, and will join companies that have been partners with the venue since it opened in 2000.
Matthew Eames, head of theatres for The Lowry, explained: “We have built strong relationships with all these companies and it felt right to recognise more formally the contribution their work makes to our programme.”
Access All Areas makes award-winning, disruptive performance by learning-disabled and autistic artists. Their productions create intimate moments of interaction between performers and public everywhere from theatres to the streets, online and in public buildings. the company’s associate artists also work to make culture more inclusive for learning-disabled and autistic talents.
Far From The Norm was founded in a youth club in Dagenham in 2009 and is an award-winning London-based Hip Hop dance theatre company led by artistic director Botis Seva. Far From The Norm’s work can be experienced at mid-to-large scale indoor and outdoor shows and in short dance films.Their work is a genre-defying blend of physical poetry, physicality and theatrics.
LUNG, founded in Barnsley in 2012, is a campaign-led verbatim theatre company that tours nationally. The company works with different communities to make verbatim theatre about political, social and economic issues, using people’s actual words to tell their stories, and has won the Amnesty International Freedom Expression Award, Fringe First award and Sit Up Award for social impact.
Ockham’s Razor is a contemporary circus company which combines circus and visual theatre in an arresting and entertaining way. Formed in 2004 by Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey, the company specialises in exciting physical theatre. Ockham’s Razor has performed in theatres and festivals throughout the UK and the world and has established a reputation for innovative, emotive, accessible performances.
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