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
“★★★★ A mightily artful, concentrated study of strength, skill and trust. Backbone has a raw power. It’s a crowd-pleasing act with brains as well as brawn.” – The Times, London
WINNER! 2021 Ruby Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group
Duration: 80 minutes. No intermission. All ages.
Stage Size: Min 12m wide x 10m depth / Height clearance of 7m to grid
Venue: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 600+ capacity