Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. It is set in the here and now. We won’t be transporting the audience to Verona.
We are on a stage. In a theatre. In front of them!
Backbone is this amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space, achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 700 times at 98 festivals and theatres across 29 countries.
WINNER of Australian Dance Award (2018) for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Theatre.
Nominated for THREE Helpman Awards (2017) for Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design and Best New Australian Work
Nominated for a Ruby Award (2017) for Innovation
Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is an internationally renowned circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. Formed in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, GOM has rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works. GOM’s work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.
GOM’s show A Simple Space has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards, and having performed more than 600 times across 30 countries. The follow up show Backbone, created in 2017, has won multiple awards, had stellar reviews, and cemented the company’s position as a leader in contemporary circus. GOM premiered their latest work Out Of Chaos… at Adelaide Festival in February 2019.
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