Gravity & Other Myths

Backbone Backbone

"Magnetic… a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger."
Limelight Magazine

"Backbone will take you through a range of emotions, all without saying a word. The powerful acrobatics rolls through short narratives using the human body to create meaning."
The Adelaide Review

Brisbane Powerhouse
Gravity & Other Myths presents

A high-octane spree of physical virtuosity.

In less than a decade, Adelaide’s acrobatic sensations Gravity & Other Myths have rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble work. Staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic and dispensing with trickery and distraction, this is circus that goes straight for the jugular.

Backbone is the culmination of all that’s gone before. A celebration of human connectedness and the meaning of strength, its athletic appeal is combined with a conceptual brilliance that elevates it to a new level.

Sexy but sincere, raw yet utterly disciplined, Backbone is proof you can’t do the impossible without a little sweat.

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 520 times at 74 festivals and theatres across 22 countries.

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"The experience of this show lingers with you long after you leave the theatre and I can see how Gravity and Other Myths are in demand over in Europe and America because, simply put, this production of Backbone is world class."
Browdway World Adelaide

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama


Strength, Human Struggles, Human Connection. The Main Theme Of Backbone Is The Idea Of Human Strength, Both Physical, Mental And Emotional, And The Strength People Have In Daily Life.


Physical Theatre


80 mins


$28 each. 1 free teacher for every 10 students


Powerhouse Theatre (Brisbane, QLD)

School Term:
Term 1


FRI 16–SAT 17 FEB, 2018
Fri 7:30pm
Sat 2:30pm + 7:30pm
(80 mins)

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