Gravity & Other Myths  


[[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 & Melbourne Festival


 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.

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


[[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]]

Claudius Bensch

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


A Simple Space …[[m o r e///m e h r]]
Out of Chaos… …[[m o r e///m e h r]]

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




25 & 26 October The Broad Stage, Santa Monica CA, USA
2 November Vernon & District Performing Arts Center, Vernon BC, Canada
7 & 8 November The Esplanade, Medicine Hat, Canada
13 November EA Rawlinson Centre, Prince Albert SK,Canada
16 November, Camrose Performing Arts Centre, Camrose AB, Canada
18 November Dow Centennial Centre, Shell Theatre, Fort Saskatchewan AB, Canada
21 - 24 November Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre, Fort McMurray AB, Canada
6 - 29 December La Villette, Paris, France


Backbone cast lining up (76)_ credit Carnival Cinema.jpg