A contemporary circus piece is coming from faraway Australia to premiere on the Bulgarian stage. A SIMPLE SPACE is an extreme demonstration of strength and skills by seven acrobats who will fly over your heads. Hang on because it’s all for real.
There’s no safety net. No ropes. No technical assistance.
The stage is a stripped back circus arena and a spaceport for breathtaking launches for artists who consider gravity a myth. In this raw and delicate performance, the audience will feel the thrill of risk and see every electrical impulse in the acrobats’ bodies.
With nothing left to hide behind, personal narratives shine through. These seven skilled acrobats are ready to push their physical limits without reserve and to challenge the laws of physics. This honesty is the essence of A SIMPLE SPACE.
There is no set and contrived theatrical overlay. There is no fine-tuning, lighting effects or sound effects. There is no make-up or special costumes. No tricks. Instead – brute strength and cat-like agility of real humans supported by driving percussion.
“A total triumph!” – The Guardian
“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit” – Express UK
“This is circus in the 21st Century” Lip Mag
“Mind-blowing physical theatre.” Talk Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
“Stripped back and raw…an awe inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” Adelaide Advertiser
“The gravity-defying stunts performed are truly breathtaking and a joy to watch.” The Stage
Australian Dance Award for Best Physical Theatre, 2015
Greenroom Award for Outstanding Contemporary Circus, 2015
Best Circus Award – Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2014
Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a multi-award winning and well respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre.
The company’s first work Freefall toured extensively across regional and metropolitan Australia since its conception in 2009, receiving rave reviews and winning multiple awards including; Best Circus at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe, Tour Ready at the 2011 Adelaide Fringe and both Best Circus and Best Emerging Circus / Physical Theatre Performer at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe. Freefall was nominated for Pick of the Fringe at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe.
The company’s second work A Simple Space premiered with short formats at Adelaide Fringe 2013 and Edinburgh Fringe 2013. A low-fi but high skill production, A Simple Space is a worldwide sensation that leaves audiences standing and formidable string of 5-star reviews in its wake. A Simple Space has toured to 14 countries on six continents, wowing audiences with a universal physical language and joyful energy.
Duration: 60 minutes
Created & Performed by Gravity & Other Myths
Company Members: Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Mieke Lizotte, Jackson Manson, Simon McClure, Martin Schreiber, Jacob Randell, Elliot Zoerner
Music: Elliot Zoerner
Toured by Aurora Nova
Photo Credit: Chris Herzfeld, Andy Phillipson, Steve Ullathorn
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.