In less than a decade, Adelaide’s acrobatic sensations Gravity and Other Myths have achieved international acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works.
In Backbone, 10 world-class acrobats take the stage, completing ever more astonishing stunts.
Literally thrown back and forth—and in every direction—they toss themselves headfirst into unthinkable configurations; their bodies building blocks as they challenge the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured.
Supported by a soaring original live score and staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic which uses trickery and distraction, this is circus that leaves no viewer unmoved.
Backbone is the culmination of all that’s gone before: a celebration of human connectedness and the meaning of strength, its athletic appeal is combined with a conceptual brilliance..
Sexy but sincere, raw yet utterly disciplined, Backbone is a high-octane display of physical virtuosity and proof you can’t do the impossible without a little bit of sweat.
Gravity and Other Myths is an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. Their work utilizes an honest approach to performance to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.
The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre
Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.More about Ulumbarra Theatre
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Join award-winning pianist and vocalist, Craig Schneider, as he explores the full spectrum of piano music from classical through ragtime, jazz andRead more