Gravity & Other Myths / Australia

Playful, joyous and stunning, A Simple Space sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of unbelievable acrobatic ability and 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 seven extraordinary circus performers and a live solo musician playing all original music.

“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.


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 5.5 m (18 ft) overhead clearance.

Touring company – 8

Freight – 6 cubic meters, approx 80 kg

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. Thrust stages, black box, industrial or non-typical performance spaces typically work well. Raised stage or raked seating is required to improve sightlines to the floor of the performance area. This show has been performed successfully to audiences of 500+ in an amphitheatre type arrangement.

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.

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