As the World Tipped was a co-production between Wired Aerial Theatre and Without Walls, and was a TippingPoint Commission. It was directed by Nigel Jamieson, director of large-scale events and public ceremonies.
A story of ecological crisis, the action takes place at the secretariat of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference when harassed staff fail to notice as the world around them slides towards disaster. Messages about the devastating effects of climate change are emphasised with aerial performances and original film footage and musical score.
Jamieson, writer and director of the production, says:
'A big passion in my life in recent times has been to use theatre to explore one of those issues that confronts all of us, and all of the species and creatures that we share this planet with. That is the issue of climate change, one of the most important challenges the world faces. As the World Tipped confronts it head-on, in a powerful, dramatic way.'
The Guardian features an audio slideshow of the production.
The production toured between May and September 2011, and was presented at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival in 2013.
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