Gravity & Other Myths AUS

A Simple Space

Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve!

This performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.

A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space the acrobats are pushed to the physical limit, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.

★ Audience Choice Award 2016 (Theater Spektakel)
★ Best Physical Theatre 2015 (Australian Dance Awards)
★ Outstanding Circus 2015 (Greenroom Award)
★ Best Circus 2014 (Adelaide Fringe Festival)
 

“It leaves the audience exhilarated, full of life, and different from the way they were when they walked into the space.”

Theatre Scene

“Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” ★★★★★

The Advertiser 

 “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.” ★★★★★ 

UK Express

 “Surely one of the happiest shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ... The gravity-defying stunts performed are truly breathtaking and a joy to watch.” ★★★★

The Stage 

 “This award-winning piece is never short of thrills. A total triumph.”

The Guardian
Length
60 min.
Suitable from
5 years
Language
No spoken language
Premiere
1. 3. 2013

Creators & cast

  • Creative team Martin Schreiber, Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Triton Tunis-Mitchell
  • Musician/Composers Elliot Zoerner
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