BACKBONE

Gravity & Other Myths / Australia

Up close, sweaty, sexy, utterly charming, contagiously joyful. If you’ve seen them you know that Australia’s acrobatic troupe Gravity and Other Myths become your new best friends within minutes.

This amazing acrobatic company’s last show A Simple Space took the world by storm. Breathtaking acrobatics, unparalleled energy and irresistible charm made this Australian company famous. With BACKBONE, these extraordinary artists stretch the limits of the human body in a way unthinkable to ordinary mortals. Gravity & Other Myths brings you jaw-dropping physical virtuosity, high drama, humor and extraordinarily disciplined team work.

“With Backbone, Gravity & Other Myths has produced something so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human.” –InDaily Australia

Backbone 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.

“★★★★★ What a great show! It has the excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance and the magical undercurrents of good theatre.” -Sydney Morning Herald

With supremely clever choreography, grounded in humor as well as arresting feats, Backbone blurs the line between imagination and possibility, leaving one to wonder if gravity is real—or simply a myth.

“Their phenomenal strength and agility really has to be seen to be believed.” Broadway World

Duration: 80 minutes.  No intermission. All ages.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.