Gravity & Other Myths

The Pulse

directed by Darcy Grant
composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix
featuring Cor de Noies de l'Orfeó Català
conductor and soloist Buia Reixach

Astonishing acrobatics combine with a 30 strong all-female choir in this jaw-dropping, pulsating performance.

The Pulse is a hugely ambitious and monumental work of scale that unites audience, acrobat and choir into a single mesmerising organism. A shimmering mass of sixty acrobats and choir members unite and divide, becoming a spectacular being of muscle, bone and voice as a mountain of bodies crumbles into an ocean of sound. It’s raw, it’s real, it sings, it sweats, it pulsates.

Towering human structures move with precision through a pulsing web of noise and light. Seemingly impossible levels of cooperation and feats of shared humanity, repeat, stretch, blossom and decay. Witness an intricate, organic synchronicity of human movement and sound — all to the beat of your own pounding pulse.

The Pulse will take place in the spectacular new Festival Theatre, at the Kingfisher at the University of Galway. Specifically built for this phenomenal production it is the biggest indoor temporary venue the Festival has ever created.

This project has been assisted by The Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival and GWB Entertainment Pty Ltd. The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

MM Electrical Merchandising, House of Oz, The Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure through Arts South Australia

The Pulse Digital Programme

The Pulse

★★★★★ ‘Gravity defied in spectacular fashion’ The Sydney Morning Herald

First Thought Backstage | 19 July 2023

Post–show talk with the company

  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Recommended for families