What? Sixty people on stage? Thirty bodies in close-knit, full-pelt, intimate, sweaty co-operation; another thirty faces with wide open mouths singing their lungs out? This exhilarating spectacle is the stuff of lockdown dreams: a massive embodiment of our primal hunger for community and physical touch. Audience, acrobat and choir fuse into a single organism for a moment in time.
Back for its third and biggest Festival mainstage show, Gravity & Other Myths, the home-grown company that conquered the world, brings together all three of its core ensembles plus a choir of 30 voices. The Pulse is the wholly Australian work of scale that we’ve been longing for. The Helpmann award-winning creative team responsible for Out of Chaos...— director Darcy Grant, designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix — reunite to reignite the signature spirit of this unique company: visceral, poetic, heart-stopping feats…dispatched by your best mates.
Gravity & Other Myths are the masters of the astonishing
Watch as a mountain of bodies crumble into an ocean of voice and towering human structures move with precision through five kilometres of pulsing computer-controlled web. Cobham’s lighting design, combined with Grant’s inspired crowd management and Phoenix's driving score, create an intricate, organic synchronicity of human movement and sound — all to the beat of your own pounding pulse.
It’s the heart-starter we all need.
Circus with a big, pounding heart and an honest, earthy soul.
Event additional information
Director Darcy Grant Designer Geoff Cobham Composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix Conductor Christie Anderson
Acrobats: Martin Schreiber, Simon McClure, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lewis Rankin, Dylan Phillips, Lewis West, Mieke Lizotte, Amanda Lee, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Jacob Randell, Joren Dawson, Alyssa Moore, Rachel Boyd, Annalise Moore, Lachlan Harper, Andre Augustus, Emily Gare, Lyndon Johnson, Axl Osborne, Ellen Grow, Maya Tregonning, Shani Stephens, Benton Adams-Walker, Joshua Strachan, Chris Carlos, Kevin Beverley, Megan Giesbrecht, Jackson Manson, Jordan Hart
Choir Aurora (Young Adelaide Voices)
Company Producers Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Darcy Grant Executive Producer Torben Brookman Sound System Design Mik LaVage Production Manager Belinda Murphy Technical Director Marko Respondeck
Image Hamish McCormick
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival and GWB Entertainment.