A Simple Space

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Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.

A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. 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.

It leaves the audience exhilarated, full of life, and different from the way they were when they walked into the space.
Theatre Scene
Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.
The Advertiser
Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.
UK Express
A total triumph.
The Guardian

Credits

Directors: Triton Tunis-Mitchell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Jacob Randell, Martin Schreiber

Composer: Elliot Zoerner – Find the soundtrack here

Current Ensemble: Alyssa Moore, Annalise Moore, Axel Osborne, Jackson Manson, Jacob Randell, Kevin Beverley, Lachlan Harper, Nick Martyn

Show Information

Show Duration: 60 minutes

Minimum stage size: 4 m wide x 6.5 m deep with 6 m overhead clearance. (Audience wraps around front and sides)

Complete description, touring budget, and technical specifications supplied on request.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council.

Reviews

Touring History

  • Tasmanian Circus Festival - Tasmanian, Australia
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • HOOPLA Festival - Sydney, Australia
  • Udderbelly festival - London, UK
  • SPOLETO Festival - Charleston, USA
  • Ruhrfestspiele - Recklinghausen, Germany
  • Harare International Festival of Arts - Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Montreal Completement Cirque - Montreal, Canada
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • BALTOPPEN Live - Ballerup, Denmark
  • HiSeoul Festival - Seoul, South Korea
  • Freespace Festival - Hong Kong
  • Sydney Festival - Sydney, Australia
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Vara Konserthus - Vara, Sweden
  • Stora Teatern - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • TOHU - Montreal, Canada
  • Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • Polo Circo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Udderbelly Festival - London, UK
  • Mullumbimby Circus Festival - Mullumbimby, Australia
  • Charles Luney Auditorium - Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA, USA
  • The Cultch - Vancouver, Canada
  • Linköping Konsert & Kongress - Linköping, Sweden
  • Eskilstuna Teater - Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • Skövde Kulturhus - Skövde, Sweden
  • Falköpings Stadsteater - Falköping, Sweden
  • Malmö Live Konserthus - Malmö, Sweden
  • Växjö Konserthus - Växjö, Sweden
  • Stewart Theatre - Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Lake Placid Centre for Performing Arts - Lake Placid, NY, USA
  • Weis Centre for Performing Arts - Lewisburg, PA, USA
  • Blackrock Centre for the Arts - Germantown, MD, USA
  • TRAFO - Budapest, Hungary
  • Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • Nolia city Konferens - Piteå, Sweden
  • Folkets Hus - Umeå, Sweden
  • Storsjöteatern - Östersund, Sweden
  • Karlshamns Stadsteater - Karlshamns, Sweden
  • Södra Teatern - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Udderbelly Festival - Hong Kong
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival - Australia
  • CENART - Mexico City, Mexico
  • Australia now Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Parque de la Reserva - Lima, Peru
  • Polo Circo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Perplx Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, England
  • Xintiandi Fringe Festival - Shanghai, China
  • Galway International Arts Festival - Galway, Ireland
  • Milton Keynes International Festival - Milton Keynes, England
  • Tollwood Summer Festival - Munich, Germany
  • Festival Des 7 - Collines, France
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Austria
  • Theaterspektakel - Zurich, Switzerland
  • Shepherdstown University - Shepherdstown, WV, USA
  • Blackrock Center For The Arts - Germantown, MD, USA
  • Guarancini Performing Arts Center - Vineland, NJ, USA
  • Modlin Center For The Arts - Richmond, VA, USA
  • Ringling International Arts Festival - Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Inside, Outside, Upside Down Circus Festival - Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Centaur Theatre - Montreal, Canada
  • Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD, USA
  • Mercyhurst University Erie - Erie, PA, USA
  • August Wilson Theater Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock, PA, USA
  • Zoellner Arts Center - Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Winterfest - Salzburg, Austria
  • Circusfestival - Leuven, Belgium
  • Sibiu International Theatre Festival - Sibiu, Romania
  • Autostadt Summer Festival - Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Colours International Dance Festival - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Les Nuits De Fourvière - Lyon, France
  • George Town Festival - George Town, Malaysia
  • Capital Americana de la Cultura - Mérida, Mexico
  • Teatro Circo Price - Madrid, Spain
  • Teatro Circo Murcia - Murcia, Spain
  • EPIC du domaine d’O - Montpellier, France
  • Space Jean Paul Maurric - Le Revest-les-Eaux, France
  • Cultuurhuis De Warande - Turnhout, Belgium
  • Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg - Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
  • De Spil Cultuurcentrum - Roeselare, Belgium
  • Cultuurcentrum - Blankenberge, Belgium
  • Cultureel Centrum Ter Vesten - Beveren, Belgium
  • Theater op de Markt - Genk, Belgium
  • Cirque Noël - Graz, Austria
  • Theaterhaus Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany
  • MA Scene Nationale - Montbéliard, France
  • Kulturzentrum Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts - Hong Kong
  • Centre Culturel Mamer - Mamer, Luxembourg
  • Théâtre du Vellein - Villefontaine, France
  • Centre Charlie Chaplin - Vaulx en Velin, France
  • Le Théâtre - Cusset, France
  • Les Fuseaux - Saint Dizier, France
  • Cité de la Musique et de la Danse - Soissons, France
  • Centre Juliobona - Lillebonne, France
  • Théâtre La Colonne - Miramas, France
  • Théâtre de Nîmes - Nîmes, France
  • Theatre de Grasse - Grasse, France
  • La Closerie - Saumur, France
  • La Filature - Mulhouse, France
  • Le Pin Galant - Mérignac, France
  • Lost Lands Festival - Melbourne, Australia
  • Barangaroo Acrobat’s Academy - Sydney, Australia
  • Bølgen Kulturhus - Bølgen, Norway
  • Nøtterøy Kulturhus - Nøtterøy Norway
  • Bærum Kulturhus - Sandvika, Norway
  • New Circus Weekend - Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre - Riga, Latvia
  • Wellington Arts & Sculpture Festival - Wellington, NSW, Australia
  • Freedom Festival - Hull, UK
  • Breckenridge Creative Arts - Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
  • Theaters Tilburg - Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Leidse Schouwburg - Leiden, Netherlands
  • Schouwburg Ogterop - Meppel, Netherlands
  • Theater De Veste - Delft, Netherlands
  • Hardenberg, Netherlands
  • De Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
  • Schouwburg De Lawei - Drachten, Netherlands
  • Stadsschouwburg Utrecht - Netherlands
  • Leu Tempo Festival - Reunion Islands
  • Parktheater - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Theater aan de Parade - Hergotenbosch, Netherlands
  • Circusstad - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Accademia Teatro Dimitri - Versico, Switzerland
  • Catapult Festival - Bathurst, Australia
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Fringe World - Perth, Australia
  • Arts Centre Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
  • Quick Center for the Arts - Fairfield, CT, USA
  • Stockbridge Theatre - Derry, NH, USA
  • IPAY Showcase - Philadelphia PA, USA
  • Booth Playhouse - Charlotte NC, USA
  • Diana Wortham Theatre - Asheville, NC, USA
  • UGA Performing Arts Center - Athens, GA, USA
  • Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH, USA
  • New Victory Theatre - New York, NY, USA
  • Underbelly Festival Southbank - London, UK
  • Cirk-UFF - Trutnov, Czech Republic
  • Festival Cultural De Mayo - Guadalajara, Mexico
  • LAVA - Valladolid, Spain
  • Norfolk & Norwich Festival - Norwich UK
  • Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris - Mexico City
  • La Strada Graz - Graz, Austria
  • Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous - Guimarães, Portugal
  • Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous - Barcelos, Portugal
  • Olala Festival - Lienz, Austria
  • Cirk Aalst - Aalst, Belgium
  • Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Germany
  • Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary
  • Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ulsan Promenade Festival - Seoul, South Korea
  • IPAC - Singapore
  • Theater De Spiegel - Zwolle, Netherlands
  • House Of Culture - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Art Space for Kids - Shanghai, China
  • Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft - Bornem, Belgium
  • Westrand - Theater Hall - Dilbeek, Belgium
  • Reithalle Basel - Basel, Switzerland
  • The Playhouse | Theater hall - Helmond, Belgium
  • CC Diest - Diest, Belgium
  • UiT in Vlaanderen - Waregem, Belgium
  • Wilminktheater - Enschede, Netherlands
  • Léon Curral Hall - Great Hall - Sallanches, France
  • Key City Theatre - Cranbrook, BC, Canada
  • La Machinerie - Vénissieux, France
  • Salle Camille Saint Saëns - Courbevoie, France
  • La lanterne - Rambouillet, France
  • Théâtre du Parc - Andrézieux Bouthéon, France
  • La 2deuche - Lempdes, France
  • Espace 1789 X2 - Saint Ouen, France
  • Théâtre - Rungis, France
  • Salle André Malraux - Sarcelles, France
  • De Grote Post cultural center - Oostende, Belgium
  • Perth Fringe - Perth, Australia
  • Harbourfront Theatre - Summerside, PE, Canada
  • Womadelaide - Adelaide, Australia
  • Adelaide Fringe - Adelaide, Australia
  • Queen's Theatre - Adelaide, Australia
  • Jatka 78 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Festspielhaus - St.Pölten, Austria
  • Alte Reithalle - Aarau, Germany
  • Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • Grand Quevilly, France
  • Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Mount Gambier Showgrounds - Mount Gambier, Australia
  • Espace Saint-Exupéry - Franconville, France
  • Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Burra Town Hall - Burra, Australia
  • Keith War Memorial Sports Centre - Keith, Australia
  • Harmony Day Wish Festival - Naracoorte, Australia
  • La Rampe Ponatiere - Échirolles, France
  • TANDEM National Scene - Arras, France
  • Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France
  • June 11 - 12
    The Reykjavik City Theatre - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • July 15
    Alicante, Spain
  • July 29 - 31
    Internationales Straßentheaterfestival - Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • August 10 - 13
    Festival Cirque au Sommet - Crans-Montana, Switzerland
  • September 3 - 4
    Superbloom Festival - Munich, Germany
  • November 17 - 18
    Alt Reithalle - Aarau, Switzerland
  • November 20
    Maison des Arts et de la Culture - Epinay-sous-Sénart, France
  • November 22
    Sémaphore - Cébazat, France
  • November 24
    C³ - Le Cube - Douvres-la-Délivrande, France
  • November 26 - 27
    Equinoxe - Chateauroux, France
  • November 29
    Centre culturel l'Orangerie - Roissy-en-France, France
  • November 30
    Théâtre de l'hôtel de ville - Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, France
  • December 2 - 3
    Salle Jacques Brel - Beauvais, France
  • December 5 - 6
    Espace Lino Ventura - Garges-lès-Gonesse, France
  • December 7
    Espace Jacques Brel - Gonesse, France
  • December 8
    Espace Germinal - Fosses, France
  • December 9 - 10
    Le Figuier Blanc - Argenteuil, France
  • December 13 - 14
    Le Théâtre, scène nationale de Mâcon - Mâcon, France
  • December 15 - 16
    Théâtre de Villefranche - Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
  • December 18
    Espace Michel Croz – EMC2 - Chamonix, France
  • January 3 - 10
    Chamäleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • March 25 - 28
    FOCASA Circus Festival - Tianan, Taiwan
  • April 11
    Brigham Young University, Harris Fine Arts Center - Provo, UT
  • April 14
    Omaha, NE - Holland Center at Omaha PAC
  • April 15
    Luther College: Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall - Decorah, IA
  • April 18 - 21
    Comstock Community Auditorium - Kalamazoo, MI
  • April 26 - 27
    The Music Center at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
  • April 28 - 29
    Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts - Huntingdon, PA
  • May 4 - 6
    Harbourfront Centre - Toronto, Canada
  • May 6
    Overture Center for the Arts - Madison, WI
  • May 11 - 14
    Ottawa Childrens Festival - Ottawa, ON
  • May 30 - June 4
    Vancouver International Children's Festival - Vancouver, Canada

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we make our work, the Kaurna people.

We honour their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that the Indigenous people are the first artists of Australia.

It is our privilege to live and create on their country.

Supported By

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