A new kind of circus.
Sexy but sincere, raw yet utterly disciplined, Backbone is proof you can't do the impossible without spending a little sweat and a few OMG moments.
In the Barrington Coast, we’re lucky that cultural experiences visit our region regularly with many international and national acts performing at The Manning Entertainment Centre, or as the locals call it, The MEC.
The team at the MEC see a huge diversity of acts come to town but they’re particularly in awe of this one! GOM, as they call themselves, or Gravity & Other Myths as they’re internationally known, bring a production to the MEC on October 29 that could well make you hold your breath.
“You’ll be watching and waiting for a backbone to break or at least one of the performers to let out a loud “aw oouch!”, said Helen Knight, Sales and Marketing.
Their troupe, of what can only be described as incredibly strong, fit, flexible and tough young humans, takes the concept and perception of strength and (literally) tosses it into the air.
Originally from Adelaide, this circus company travel the world, with a high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, testing the limits of strength, physical, emotional, individual and collective.
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.
Winner of the Australian Dance Award (2018) for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Theatre, this is a stripped-back, raw showcase of human ability and connection.
In this “dazzling and warm hearted” performance (The Independent), individual and collective resilience is tested as the company tumble, backflip and walk across each other’s heads. Yes, Backbone explores the limits of emotional and physical endurance.
The performance has a powerful live soundtrack and is visually intense!
“The excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre”
- The Sydney Morning Herald
Suitable for all ages.
- Duration: 80 minutes, no interval
- Tickets: Adult $55, concession $50, student/under 21 $30