A SIMPLE SPACE

Gravity & Other Myths / Australia

Playful, joyous and stunning, A Simple Space sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of unbelievable acrobatic ability and exhilarating human physicality.

The award-winning and highly talented acrobatics ensemble from Australia, Gravity & Other Myths, has created a crowd-pleasing show, A Simple Space, which features 7 extraordinary circus performers and a live solo musician playing all original music.

There’s no fine‐tuning of performances with make‐up, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay. Dressed for the beach, except for their tell-tale wrist support bands, you’d be forgiven for believing that the performers are just like the rest of us… until the games begin! 

The world tour of A Simple Space takes Gravity & Other Myths from Australia to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Argentina, Zimbabwe and many more.

“★★★★★  A total triumph. A riveting show of the most incredible physical feats.”-The Guardian, UK

★★★★★  Be prepared to have your breath taken away.”   –Three Weeks, Edinburgh UK

Upcoming Tour Dates: Visit Events page

Duration: 60 minutes.  All ages.

A SIMPLE SPACE

The show is performed on an intimate 4 m x 6.5 m (13 x 21 ft) matted stage to an audience seated within arm’s reach of the performance space, ideally on 3 sides. There is no set and minimal props. The lighting is dim, from lamps at each corner of the performance space and operated by the cast throughout the performance. The sound is live percussion and sample pad recordings, controlled by the musician.

No house lighting nor sound required.

Minimum stage requirements – 4 m x 6.5 m (13 x 21 ft) with a 6 m (19 ft 9 in) overhead clearance.

Touring company – 8

The floor should be black painted masonite, ideally sprung.

Due to its intimate nature, this performance is best presented in venues that allow the audience to surround the performance space on 3 sides. Thrust stages, black box, industrial or non-typical performance spaces typically work well. Raised stage or raked seating is required to improve sight lines to the floor of the performance area. This show has been performed successfully to audiences of 500 to 1,000 in an amphitheatre type arrangement and in procscenium theaters.

Load-in – 2 hours to arrange matting, sound and lights, seating plan and complete a tech run. Load-in and performance can occur on the same day however the performers require a 2 hour rest / meal break before beginning warm-up. Warm up takes 1.5 hours from arrival at venue to performance time.

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Performance History
2013
Adelaide Fringe Festival Australia
Edinburgh Fringe Festival UK
2014
Adelaide Fringe Festival Australia
Northcote Town Hall Darebin Australia
Hoopla Festival Sydney Australia
Harare International Festival Zimbabwe
Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen Germany
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC USA
Udderbelly Festival Southbank Centre London UK
Montréal Complètement Cirque Canada
Edinburgh Fringe Festival UK
Baltoppen Denmark
Hi Seoul Festival Korea
Freespace Festival Hong Kong
2015
Sydney Festival Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival Australia
Stora Teatern Göteborg Sweden
Vara Konserthus Vara Sweden
Fabrik Potsdam, Germany
La Tohu, Montreal Canada
Udderbelly Festival Southbank Centre London UK
Polo Circo, Buenos Aires Argentina
Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand
The Cultch, Vancouver Canada
Irvine Barclay Theatre, CA USA
NC State Live, Raleigh NC USA
Lake Placid Center, NY USA
Weis Center, Bucknell University PA USA
BlackRock Center, Germantown MD USA
Nolia City Konferens Piteå, Sweden
Folkets Hus Umeå, Sweden
Starsjöteatern Östersund, Sweden
Södra Teatern Stockholm, Sweden
Stadsteatern Karishamn, Sweden
Konsert & Kongress Linköping, Sweden
Eskilstuna Teater, Sweden
Stadsteatern Skövde, Sweden
Stadsteatern Falköping Sweden
Malmö Live Konserthus Kuben, Sweden
Fabrik Potsdam, Germany
2016
Trafo Budapest, Hungary
Underbelly, Hong Hong
Adelaide Fringe
Xintiandi Festival, Shanghai China
Glastonbury Festival, UK
Milton Keynes International Festival, UK
Galway Festival, Ireland
Perplex Festival, Belgium
Festival des 7 Collines, France
Tollwood, Munich Germany
Circus Sites, Springdale AR USA
Ringling International Arts Festival, Sarasota FL USA
Modlin Center, Richmond VA USA
Cumberland County College, Vineland NJ USA
Blackrock Center, Germantown MD USA
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown WV USA
Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA USA
Slippery Rock University, PA USA
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, PA USA
Mercyhurst University, Erie PA USA
Frostburg State University, MD USA
Centaur Theatre, Montreal QC Canada
Winterfest, Salzburg Austria

Gravity & Other Myths is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.