BACKBONE

Gravity & Other Myths  

[[Australia///Australien]] 

[[Contemporary Circus/Acrobatics///Neuer Zirkus/Akrobatik]]

[[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 570 times at 76 festivals and theatres across 26 countries.

///Die Wahrnehmung davon was Stärke ist, wie sie gemessen wird und woher sie kommt wird bei Backbone (wortwörtlich) umhergeworfen. Diese rasende Zelebrierung der menschlichen Verbundenheit testet die Grenzen der körperlichen, emotionalen, individuellen und kollektiven Kraft.

Backbone ist das dritte Stück dieser erstaunlichen Kompanie. Ihre letzte Show, A Simple Space, hat großen internationalen Erfolg errungen und wurde bereits mehr als 570 Mal auf 76 Festivals und Theatern in 26 Ländern aufgeführt.]]

[[This project has been assisted by the///Dieses Projekt wurde unterstützt von der]] Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival & Aurora Nova
 

 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

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

 
 

INFO

[[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: 600+
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: 15]]

[[Booking Contact:
Claudius Bensch claudius@auroranova.org///
Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: 
Claudius Bensch claudius@auroranova.org]]

 

 

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

 



 

OTHER SHOWS BY THIS COMPANY 

A Simple Space …[[m o r e///m e h r]]

[[more about///mehr über]] GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

COMPANY WEBSITE

[[UPCOMING SHOWS///DEMNÄCHST]]

2018
27 - 29 September: TRAFÓ, Budapest, Hungary
3 October: De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
4 October: Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
5 October: De Spil, Roeselare, Belgium
6 October: Cultuurcentrum Aalst, Belgium
7 October: Cultuurcentrum Beveren, Belgium
11 October: Flint, Amersfoort, Netherlands
12 October: Parktheatre, Eindhoven, Netherlands
13 October: Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten, Netherlands
14 October: Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
18 October: The Mals – Theater Sochaux, Montbéliard, France
20 October: Theatre Rotterdam, Netherlands
23 October: CC Den Amer, Diest, Belgium
26 & 27 October: Cirq C-mine, Genk, Belgium
30 Oct – 4 Nov: The Cultch @ Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
16 December - 6 January: Cirque Noël, Graz, Austria

2019
19 March – 17 April 2019: in Sweden – TBA

 

[[PREVIOUS SHOWS///VERGANGENE SHOWS]]

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