Originally commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Oily Cart were involved in school residencies and public performances of SOMETHING IN THE AIR in Manchester in 2009. The show then toured venues and schools in Spring 2010, and Spring 2012.
Oily Cart and aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor present SOMETHING IN THE AIR, an interactive aerial show was specifically created for young people with complex disabilities or on the autistic spectrum. Comfortably seated in suspended nest-chairs the young people and their carers will ‘fly’ amongst the aerial performers in a unique kinaesthetic adventure.
An aerial performer hangs by one hand from a rope Underneath them looking up, another performer is on the ground holding a rope that curves around the performer in the air. Both performers are lit by a shaft of diagonal light, with confetti fluttering through the air.
Musician wearing a long dark coat, and a green hat covered in leaves and grass, playing the clarinet
Aerial performer all in red swings through the air. Around her, the audience watching from cocoon chairs hanging in the air