OUT OF CHAOS

The shooting stars of the Australian circus scene prove: Gravity is just a myth!


Season: 24. August 2019 – 16. February 2020

Gravity truly seems to be nothing but a myth when the acrobats of multi-award winning company Gravity & Other Myths take the stage. They construct dizzying human towers, whirl each other through the air, and test the limits of circus with extraordinary strength and grace. Their debut work "A Simple Space" led to sold-out venues around the world and wowed audiences and critics alike. From August 2019, they will be presenting their newest work OUT OF CHAOS in Germany for the first time.

 

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A spectacular exploration of circus, OUT OF CHAOS grapples with the relationship between order and chaos in our lives. From subatomic particle to exploding supernova or chaos at the family dining table. With touching sincerity and disarming unaffectedness, eight acrobats create exhilarating images and so fearlessly explore the limits of their own physicality that it takes your breath away. The performance is accompanied by brilliant sound design, produced live on stage and partly in the audience. The result is a furious, interactive soundscape that harmonizes perfectly with the movements of the acrobats and evokes an even stronger connection between stage and audience.

Join into the fray with Gravity & Other Myths and experience an unforgettable evening with exciting acrobatics, a great deal of humor, and a sense of warmth and connection that is impossible to resist.

About the company / creative team

Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is an internationally renowned circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. Formed in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, GOM has rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works. GOM’s work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.

GOM’s show A Simple Space has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards, and having performed more than 500 times across 24 countries. The follow up show Backbone, created in 2017, has already been nominated for multiple awards, had stellar reviews, and toured to festivals internationally.

GOM has a focus on community engagement and always tries to support the circus community in Adelaide, as well as local circus communities in cities we travel to.

Ensemble: Martin Schreiber, Simon McClure, Lewie West, Lewis Rankin, Mieke Lizotte, Lisa Goldsworthy, Dylan Phillips, Amanda Lee.

Composer/Musician/Vocalist: Ekrem Phoenix

Director: Darcy Grant
Designer: Geoff Cobham
Producer: Craig Harrison
Associate Directors: Lachlan Binns & Jascha Boyce
Costume Designer: Emma Brockliss
Assistant Lighting Designer: Max Mackenzie
Sound Designer: Mik LaVage


OUT OF CHAOS has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals
Initiative, administered by Australia Council for the Arts, in association with the
Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by
Adelaide Festival, Ten Days on the Island Festival, Galway International Arts
Festival (IRE), La Strada Graz Festival (AUT) & La Bréche, Pôle National Cirque de
Normandie / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (FR).
Gravity & Other Myths received support from Arts South Australia.

In the press

"A spectacular exploration of circus and its relationship to order and chaos in our lives."
Limelight Magazine

"Conceptually brilliant and sophisticatedly simple... circus with a big, pounding heart and an honest, earthly soul."
In Daily

"Imaginative, expressionistic, thrilling and aesthetically refined."
Artshub
 
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