Gravity and Other Myths
A high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, Backbone tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.
In less than a decade, Adelaide’s acrobatic sensations Gravity and Other Myths have rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works. Staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic and dispensing of trickery and distraction, this is circus that goes straight for the jugular and leaves no viewer unmoved.
Backbone is the culmination of all that’s gone before: a celebration of human connectedness and the meaning of strength, its athletic appeal is run through with a conceptual brilliance that elevates it to a new level. Sexy but sincere, raw yet utterly disciplined, Backbone is proof you can’t do the impossible without a little sweat.
HELPMANN AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best New Australian Work
Best Lighting Design
Director Darcy Grant
Set and Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Ensemble Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Simon McClure, Lachlan Binns, Mieke Lizotte, Lewie West, Martin Schreiber, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Lewis Rankin, Jackson Manson, Triton Tunis-Mitchell
Composers/Musicians Elliot Zoerner and Shenton Gregory
Producer Craig Harrison
IMAGE | Kate Pardey Photography