"Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity."
- Adelaide Advertiser
Seven skilled acrobats push their physical limits in an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity. You watch, breathless, as you’re immersed in the heat, sweat and ferocity radiating from this engaging work of acrobatic art. This is Simple Space, pushing the boundaries of gravity and human strength, and they’re coming to the Galway International Arts Festival in July.
Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is one of the most exciting circus ensembles in Australia.
Their work is physical, innovative and unique. Following on from their critically acclaimed and widely toured production Freefall, their latest offering, A Simple Space has already wowed audiences around the world. It premiered at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival to rave reviews, sell-out houses, standing ovations, and nabbed an award for Best Circus. Since then, they’ve toured the world and cultivated an international reputation.
Supported by driving percussion, A Simple Space evokes visceral responses in their audience. The performance turns the traditional circus and theatre model on its head and breaks it down into intimate acrobatic physical theatre.
Armed with nothing more than brute strength and cat-like agility, these acrobats expose the audience to the reality of possible failure and weakness. This is real, raw, frantic and honest.
Running time 60 minutes.
Backstage at the Festival:
Post–show talk with the company moderator, Thomas Conway, Director–in–Residence, NUI Galway