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 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.

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 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.

Performance History

2013
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland, UK
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia (Premiere)

2014
Freespace Festival, Hong Kong
Hi Seoul Festival, Seoul, Korea
BaltoppenLIVE, Ballerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland, UK
Montréal Completement Cirque, Montréal QC, Canada
Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany
Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe, Africa
Hoopla Festival, Sydney, Australia
City of Darebin, Melbourne, Australia
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia

2015
Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany
Nolia city Konferens, Piteå, Sweden
Folkets Hus, Umeå, Sweden
Storsjöteatern, Östersund, Sweden
Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Stadsteatern, Karlshamn, Sweden
Konsert & Kongress, Linköping, Sweden
Eskilstuna Teater, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Stadsteatern, Skövde, Sweden
Stadsteatern, Falköping, Sweden
Malmö Live Konserthus Kuben, Malmö, Sweden
Växjö Konserthus, Växjö, Sweden
BlackRock Center, Germantown MD, USA
Weis Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, USA
Lake Placid Center, Lake Placid NY, USA
NCSU Center Stage, Raleigh NC, USA
Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA, USA
The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada
Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, London, UK
Polo Circo Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tohu, Montreal, Canada
Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany
Vara Konserthus, Vara, Sweden
Stora Teatern, Göteborg, Sweden
Adelaide Fringe, Australia
Sydney Festival, Australia

2016
Winterfest, Salzburg, Austria
CINARS, Montréal, Canada
Frostburg State University, Frostburg MD, USA
Mercyhurst University, Erie PA, USA
August Wilson Theater, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Slippery Rock University PA, USA
Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem PA, USA
Frank Arts Center, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown WV, USA
Blackrock Center, Germantown MD, USA
Modlin Center, Richmond VA, USA
Cumberland County College, Vineland NJ, USA
Ringling International Arts Festival, Sarasota FL, USA
Arts Centre of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR, USA
Freudenhaus, Lustenau, Austria
Theaterspektakel, Zurich, Switzerland
Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe, UK
Glastonbury Festival, UK
Festival des 7 Collines, St Etienne, France
Milton Keynes International Arts Festival, Milton Keynes, UK
Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
Tollwood Summer Festival, Munich, Germany
PERPLX Festival, Kortrijk-Marke, France
Xintiandi Fringe Festival, Shanghai, China
South America Tour
Australian Embassy, Lima, Peru
Australia NOW Cultural Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Buenos Aires Polo Circo, Argentina
National Centre for the Arts, Mexico
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Udderbelly Festival, Hong Kong
Trafo, Budapest, Hungary

2017
MA Scene Nationale, Montbéliard, France
Kulturzentruum TOLLHAUS, Karlsruhe, Germany
Le Revest-les-Eaux, Revest-les-Eaux, France
Culturhuis de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
De Spil, Roeselare, Belgium
Cultuurcentrum Blankenberge, Blankenberge, Belgium
Ter Vesten, Beveren, Belgium
Theater op de Markt, Neerpelt, Belgium
Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Spain
Teatro Circo Murcia, Murcia, Spain
EPIC du domaine d’O, Montpellier, France
Mérida, Capital Americana de la Cultura, Mérida, Mexico
George Town Festival, George Town, Malaysia
Cirque Nouveau, Wolfsburg, Germany
Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
Colours International Dance Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Circusfestival Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Kulturezentrum Tollhaus Germany
Montbéliard France
Theaterhaus Stuttgart Germany
Cirque Noël Graz Austria

2018
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Fringe World, Perth, Australia
Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Catapult Festival Bathurst Australia
Park Theater Eindhoven Netherlands
Stadsschouburg Utrecht Netherlands
Schouwburg Ogterop Meppel Netherlands
Leidse Schouwburg Leiden Netherlands

For upcoming dates visit the Events page

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