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Cancelled: A Simple Space

Gravity & Other Myths

June 5-June 7

2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

60 minutes

$10 – $20


Wheelchair Accessible

Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve in this award-winning work from Australian circus company Gravity & Other Myths. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment, this performance is interactive and fun for all ages.

A Simple Space aims to evoke visceral feelings rather than the cerebral. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space, the acrobats are pushed to the physical limit, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind, personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.

Recommended for ages 5+. 

“Stripped back and raw…an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Advertiser (Australia) 



This event has been cancelled due to ongoing travel concerns.


$20 general
$15 students/25-and-under
$10 children 12-and-under
$2 FringeACCESS
Member discounts available

About The Artists

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 utilizes 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.

Photo by Chris Herzfeld


Hand to Hand 2020 is presented by 

A Simple Space is part of the SPARK: Fringe for Young Audiences series of family-friendly programming. The SPARK Series is made possible by a leadership gift from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.

Gravity & Other Myths received support from Arts South Australia.

Gravity & Other Myths is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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