Gravity & Other Myths  



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 tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.

Backbone is this amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space has achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 350 times at 68 festivals and theatres across 18 countries.

★★★★★ "Magnetic world premiere, a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger ... The sheer strength of body and character needed to round out this frenzied performance demonstrates a discipline and camaraderie, rarely seen on stage. Simply a joy to watch." Limelight Magazine

[[Show Duration: 80 mins
Audience Suitability: General///Dauer: 80 Min
Altersempfehlung: universell]]
[[Stage Size: Min 12m wide x 10m depth / Height clearance of 7m to grid
Venue: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 600+ capacity
Touring Party: 15///Bühnengröße: 12 m Breite x 10 m Tiefe/Höhe 7 m
Geeignete Zuschauerzahl: 1000
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: 15]]

[[Booking Contact: Belinda Murphy
Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: Wolfgang Hoffmann]]

Previous shows

14 - 19 March: Adelaide Festival, Australia - world premiere
25 - 28 May: Ruhrfestspiele, Theater Marl, Marl, Germany
2 - 4 June: CirkUFF, Trutnov, Czech Republic
17 - 21 August: Festival Noorderzon, Groningen, Netherlands
4 - 8 October: Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Australia

16 - 21 January: Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
19 February: Australian Performing Arts Market, Brisbane, Australia

"Circus as you've never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits. A genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza ... so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human." - InDaily

"A glorious flow of action and reaction ... The acrobatics are eloquent and sensational, full of original twists that spell out a new language."-  The Advertiser

"A complex performance that wouldn’t be out of place on the world stage." - The Adelaide Review

"The performers' agility and stamina is beyond impressive. The trust they must have in each other and their absolute focus and understanding of limits is nothing short of spectacular. This is a new kind of circus." - The Barefoot Review

★★★★★ "The excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre." The Sydney Morning Herald

Upcoming shows


11 & 14 April: Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla, Australia
25 - 30 May: Spoleto Festival, South Carolina, USA
18 - 21 June: Jatka78, Prague, Czech Republic
14 - 19 August: Southbank Centre, London, UK


Show credits

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

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