Ockham's razor


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Ockham's razor

See OCCAM'S RAZOR.

Ockham's razor

or

Occam's razor

the principle which states that when a selection has to be made from various hypotheses, it is best to start with the hypothesis that makes fewest assumptions. It is named after William of Ockham (d. c .1349).
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After all, Ockham's Razor specialises in creating physical theatre on original pieces of aerial equipment to create stories from the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exist between people in the air.
Ockham's Razor are really pushing the boundaries of circus and aerial theatre, but Charlotte reckons it is more dangerous riding a bicycle than crawling up a giant Perspex box.
After deciding they wanted to share the stage with their audience, Ockham's Razor spent 18 months designing equipment, including that Perspex tower, a swing and a wall.
What was also really great to see was that for both Ockham's Razor and Northern Broadsides the theatre was almost full.
IN THE ROUND Dancers rehearse their performance of The Mill by Ockham's Razor
A YEAR ago I was wowed by an aerial theatre company called Ockham's Razor who take their name from a medieval philosopher whose main message appears to have been - keep it simple.
HEADY HEIGHTS: Memento Mori by aerial company Ockham's Razor
The circus/physical theatre company is named after a 14th Century English logician whose principle, Ockham's Razor, is that between two plausible theories, the simplest is usually the best.
IT IS just over a year since aerial company Ockham's Razor staged one of the most engaging events seen at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in recent years.
Performed by the Ockham's Razor theatre group at Newcastle's Dance City, The Mill attracted widespread praise when it opened at the Royal Opera House in London in 2009.
But Ockham's Razor and solo performer Matilda Leyser, both seen at the theatre in recent months, have convinced many of the power of this highly skilled performance style.