Gravity & Other Myths

A Simple Space


Acrobatics like you have never seen before, so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and see every muscle strain! Performed in over 34 countries, A Simple Space is an award winning, world wide sensation from Australia’s most exciting contemporary circus company.

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

The Guardian

This performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. 

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 has deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space the acrobats challenge their limits, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally. 

A Simple Space has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards, and having performed more than 800 times across 34 countries. Gravity & Other Myths is internationally renowned as a company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. The work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.

REVIEWS

“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

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

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is an Adelaide based, acrobatics and physical theatre company pushing the boundaries of new circus. Their first work, A Simple Space, achieved momentus success having performed more than 800 times across 34 countries and receiving multiple awards most notably the IPAY Victor Award for People's Choice. Backbone, their subsequent work, premiered as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival to critical acclaim and 3 Helpmann Award nominations, cementing the company’s position as a leader in contemporary circus. GOM’s latest work, Out Of Chaos premiered at the 2019 Adelaide Festival and received the 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Physical Theatre. Their work utilizes an honest approach to performance to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity. 


FROM THE CO-DIRECTOR

A Simple Space is born out of the joy we found training and playing together. As a close group of friends who grew up together at Cirkidz Circus School in Adelaide, games and healthy competition was inherent in our day to day interaction. Illuminating these interactions and relationships onstage dismantled the normal audience/performer barriers, allowing us to connect to our audience and each other in a meaningful way both on and offstage. This honesty is at the heart of A Simple Space.

Jascha Boyce


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