Following the debut of their new show, The Mirror, in the second part of their residency, Gravity & Other Myths bring their acclaimed production Out Of Chaos back to the Chamäleon stage.
Hard-edged acrobatics that reference birth and primordial physics collide with intimate verbal confessions and insights into what it feels like to be on stage in real time. By exposing the inner workings of their world-class acrobats, the company unveils the magic that is inherent in any work of Gravity & Other Myths: genuine warmth and connection between the performers and the audience.
At its conceptual centre, it is a story of how things come together. People, planets and plans. Movement and stillness. Audience, performer, sound and light. With great sincerity, eight acrobats together with the musician Ekrem Eli Phoenix create exhilarating images and move with agility between chaotic creation stories and our seemingly ordered understanding of the here and now.
Out of Chaos returns to the Chamäleon stage in November, but you can buy tickets for this extraordinary acrobatic show now!
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
Age Recommendation: 10+
Language Note:The production contains scenes in spoken language, with the performers speaking a mixture of German and English. The language part of the show is small. Without knowledge of the language, however, you might not fully understand the humorous comments of the performers.
Lighting Note: Stroboscopic lighting effects are used during the course of the production, which may pose an increased health risk to those at risk of epilepsy.
Audio Note: Our theater has a modern sound system, which is why the volume can be higher. If you are sensitive to the volume, our team will be happy to provide you with ear protection.
In the Press
A spectacular exploration of circus and its relationship to order and chaos in our lives.
Conceptually brilliant and sophisticatedly simple… circus with a big, pounding heart and an honest, earthy soul.
Imaginative, expressionistic, thrilling and aesthetically refined.
A Company in Residence
From August to December 2022, Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) will present two productions under the motto “A Company in Residence”. They will open their residency with a world premiere: The Mirror is the latest work by the Australians and will enter its final creation phase at the Chamäleon in July.
With this we continue a format whose first edition has inspired us and our guests enormously in the past year. Designed as a production concept, “A Company in Residence” aims to support the creative work of the artists and at the same time present our audience with outstanding, newly created or adapted productions.
Gravity & Other Myths is an acrobatics and physical theatre company pushing the boundaries of new circus. Through a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works, GOM has evolved to become an established and respected Australian company, challenging the ecology of new circus through conceptual sophistication and acrobatic virtuosity while nurturing human connection.
Formed in 2009 by a group of young Adelaide artists with a passion for circus and physical theatre, the past 12 years have seen GOM successfully consolidate a meteoric introduction to the arts sector through steady growth, six critically acclaimed works and broad global success having toured to 37 countries with a collective attendance in excess of 750,000. The circus industry, the wider arts community and audiences worldwide have embraced the unique playfulness, honesty and physical mastery in the company’s work.
A Simple Space, our first work, has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards and having performed over 1000 times across 34 countries. GOM’s subsequent work, Backbone, has been touring for the past 5 years receiving awards (including 3 Helpmann award nominations) and critical acclaim worldwide. Out Of Chaos premiered in the 2019 Adelaide Festival, receiving the 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Physical Theatre. Out Of Chaos performed at the Chamäleon from August 2019 until February 2020.
Due to travel restrictions, GOM based themselves in their hometown of Adelaide throughout 2020/2021. This has allowed them the unexpected opportunity to invest in the creation of new work with the aim to diversify their current portfolio, while enabling them the time to reconnect with South Australian audiences.