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A Simple Space
By Gravity & Other Myths
Jan 14 - 15 , 2019 • BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
General admission seating is available in three sections. For the most up-close-and-personal experience, choose General Admission Orchestra seating.
Pricing:Prices begin at $19.50
Seven skilled acrobats make up Gravity & Other Myths, a multiple award-winning performance group described by UK Express as “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.” Instead of creating a world of fantasy, A Simple Space makes do with raw physical strength and nonstop movements — wild, at times, yet unmistakably graceful. Starting out in youth circus, its members consistently push the limits of performance art. Backed by playful percussion, performers seemingly turn to rubber — weightless, nimble and, as the name suggests, defying gravity as they’re tossed through the air.
About the Show: Simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate, seven skilled acrobats push their physical limits without reserve. Supported by driving percussion, immersed in every moment, A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, visceral rather than cerebral. There's no fine-tuning of performances with make-up, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay. Sitting close to a stripped back stage, the audience feel the heat, see the sweat and hear every breath. Armed with nothing more than brute strength and cat-like agility these acrobats break down their usual guards, introducing the reality of possible failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind, personal narratives shine through. This honesty is the essence of A Simple Space.
About the Company: Gravity & Other Myths is a multi-award winning and well-respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance. Moving away from traditional circus and theatre models the company aims for a fusion of simple effective acrobatic physical theatre. Gravity & Other Myths have created a sterling international reputation with their work, A Simple Space, touring internationally consistently since its inception in 2013. In 2015 the work toured to the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand and throughout the USA.
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