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by Ockham’s Razor

13 and 14 August 2022

2.00pm - 2.35pm
4.00pm - 4.35pm

Gallowtree Gate, Leicester. LE1 1DD View on Google Maps ›

Public is a new performance from ground-breaking circus company Ockham’s Razor about the ownership of public space.

In the current landscape, there is less room for young people to take up public space – to experiment, play and rest together.

In Public, ten young performers use acrobatics, parkour and dance as they move through the streets, lifting each other over and around walls, stairs, obstacles – dancing with the fabric of the world. The show is about support, freedom and tenderness, and asks how and where we can be uninhibited and unbound.



Gallowtree Gate is an open shopping street in the middle of the city centre, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available. If you have any concerns over access or need to request some additional provisions to assist you in attending this performance please contact


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Produced by Turtle Key Arts

In Partnership with National Centre for Circus Arts

Commissioned by NCCA and The Lowry, Salford

Supported by Circomedia


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A group of young people sit outdoors on a staircase and cheer at a performer moving high up in the air

Image: Mark Dawson

A group of eight dancers are moving thorugh an underspass, they have various colour clothes on and some of them are wearing hats or bandanas.

Image: Mark Dawson

A group of seven dancers are mid-movement on a set of stairs, the dancer in the foreground appears to be running to the right.

Image: Mark Dawson