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Backbone

Gravity and other Myths

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World Premiere

  • About

    Up close, sweaty, sexy, utterly charming, contagiously joyful. If you’ve seen them you’ll know that Adelaide’s own acrobatic troupe Gravity and Other Myths become your new best friends within 15 minutes. But this is just a cunning screen for jaw-dropping virtuosity, witty, thought–provoking conceits and extraordinarily disciplined team work.

    This amazing, no-frills, DIY circus company’s last show A Simple Space took the world by storm. Now their brand new work, Backbone (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.

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  • Credits

    Director Darcy Grant
    Designer Geoff Cobham
    Ensemble Triton Tunis-Mitchell, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Simon McClure, Lachlan Binns, Meike Lizotte, Lewie West, Martin Schreiber, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Jackson Manson and Lewis Rankin
    Composers/Musicians Elliot Zoerner and Shenton Gregory
    Visual Creative Lachlan Binns and Simon McClure
    Rigger Simon McClure
    Costumes Emma Brockliss
    Assist. Director Triton Tunis-Mitchell
    Producer Craig Harrison

    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Aurora Nova

    Images (*1, 3) Kate Pardey (2) Darcy Grant

  • Learn More

    Interviews

    LISTEN: Backbone's Darcy Grant on Arts Breakfast - Radio Adelaide

    Video

    Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy preview Backbone


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Presenting partner

RAA
“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit"

UK Express

“A total triumph"

The Guardian (on A Simple Space)

“As powerful as it is awe-inspiringly beautiful."

The New Current (on A Simple Space)

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