17-21 July, 7pm
Matinee 21 July, 2pm
Duration 1 hour 20 mins (no interval)
'Circus at its best. Extraordinary.'
- Sydney Morning Herald
Watch in awe as 10 skilled acrobats literally throw around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured.
With jaw-dropping virtuosity and extraordinarily disciplined teamwork and choreography, Backbone is utterly charming, contagiously joyful, and a thrilling high-octane exploration of human strength.
From the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Australian circus troupe Gravity & Other Myths, this frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.
Gravity & Other Myths’ work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity, which continually push the boundaries of contemporary circus.
Their last Galway International Arts Festival show, 2016’s A Simple Space, wowed audiences during its festival run and achieved huge international success. It received multiple awards and was performed more than 500 times, at 76 festivals, across 24 countries.
Backbone, their follow-up show created in 2017, has already been nominated for multiple awards, had stellar reviews, and toured to festivals internationally.
Haze effect and loud music used during performance
Suitable for all ages.
Backstage at the Festival 18 July
Post-show talk with the company. Moderator, Ian Walsh, NUI Galway.
‘Simply a joy to watch.’Limelight Magazine
‘Circus, as you’ve never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits.’InDaily
‘Nothing short of spectacular.’The Barefoot Review