A Simple Space

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: Andre Augustus, Annalise Moore, Chris Carlos, Benton Adams-Walker, Josh Strachan, Shani Stephens, Yuk AFela, Will Meager

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.

Funding Logos

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

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Touring History

  • Jan
    Tasmanian Circus Festival - Tasmanian, Australia
  • March
    Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Aug
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb
    Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Apr
    HOOPLA Festival - Sydney, Australia
  • May
    Harare International Festival of Arts - Harare, Zimbabwe
  • May
    Ruhrfestspiele - Recklinghausen, Germany
  • May
    SPOLETO Festival - Charleston, USA
  • May - Jul
    Udderbelly festival - London, UK
  • Jul
    Montreal Completement Cirque - Montreal, Canada
  • Aug
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sep
    BALTOPPEN Live - Ballerup, Denmark
  • Oct
    HiSeoul Festival - Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov
    Freespace Festival - Hong Kong
  • 2015
    Sydney Festival - Sydney, Australia
  • 2015
    Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • 2015
    Stora Teatern - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2015
    Vara Konserthus - Vara, Sweden
  • 2015
    Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • 2015
    TOHU - Montreal, Canada
  • 2015
    Polo Circo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015
    Charles Luney Auditorium - Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2015
    Mullumbimby Circus Festival - Mullumbimby, Australia
  • 2015
    Udderbelly Festival - London, UK
  • 2015
    The Cultch - Vancouver, Canada
  • 2015
    Blackrock Centre for the Arts - Germantown, MD, USA
  • 2015
    Weis Centre for Performing Arts - Lewisburg, PA, USA
  • 2015
    Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine, CA, USA
  • 2015
    Lake Placid Centre for Performing Arts - Lake Placid, NY, USA
  • 2015
    Stewart Theatre - Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 2015
    Växjö Konserthus - Växjö, Sweden
  • 2015
    Malmö Live Konserthus - Malmö, Sweden
  • 2015
    Falköpings Stadsteater - Falköping, Sweden
  • 2015
    Skövde Kulturhus - Skövde, Sweden
  • 2015
    Eskilstuna Teater - Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • 2015
    Linköping Konsert & Kongress - Linköping, Sweden
  • 2015
    Södra Teatern - Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2015
    Karlshamns Stadsteater - Karlshamns, Sweden
  • 2015
    Storsjöteatern - Östersund, Sweden
  • 2015
    Folkets Hus - Umeå, Sweden
  • 2015
    Nolia city Konferens - Piteå, Sweden
  • 2015
    Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • 2015
    TRAFO - Budapest, Hungary
  • 2016
    Udderbelly Festival - Hong Kong
  • 2016
    Adelaide Fringe Festival - Australia
  • 2016
    Australia now Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 2016
    CENART - Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2016
    Polo Circo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2016
    Parque de la Reserva - Lima, Peru
  • 2016
    Xintiandi Fringe Festival - Shanghai, China
  • 2016
    Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, England
  • 2016
    Perplx Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 2016
    Festival Des 7 - Collines, France
  • 2016
    Tollwood Summer Festival - Munich, Germany
  • 2016
    Milton Keynes International Festival - Milton Keynes, England
  • 2016
    Galway International Arts Festival - Galway, Ireland
  • 2016
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2016
    Theaterspektakel - Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2016
    Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Austria
  • 2016
    Inside, Outside, Upside Down Circus Festival - Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • 2016
    Ringling International Arts Festival - Sarasota, FL, USA
  • 2016
    Modlin Center For The Arts - Richmond, VA, USA
  • 2016
    Guarancini Performing Arts Center - Vineland, NJ, USA
  • 2016
    Blackrock Center For The Arts - Germantown, MD, USA
  • 2016
    Shepherdstown University - Shepherdstown, WV, USA
  • 2016
    Zoellner Arts Center - Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • 2016
    Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock, PA, USA
  • 2016
    August Wilson Theater Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2016
    Mercyhurst University Erie - Erie, PA, USA
  • 2016
    Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD, USA
  • 2016
    Centaur Theatre - Montreal, Canada
  • 2016
    Winterfest - Salzburg, Austria
  • 2017
    Circusfestival - Leuven, Belgium
  • 2017
    Sibiu International Theatre Festival - Sibiu, Romania
  • 2017
    Les Nuits De Fourvière - Lyon, France
  • 2017
    Colours International Dance Festival - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2017
    Autostadt Summer Festival - Wolfsburg, Germany
  • 2017
    George Town Festival - George Town, Malaysia
  • 2017
    Capital Americana de la Cultura - Mérida, Mexico
  • 2017
    EPIC du domaine d’O - Montpellier, France
  • 2017
    Teatro Circo Murcia - Murcia, Spain
  • 2017
    Teatro Circo Price - Madrid, Spain
  • 2017
    Theater op de Markt - Genk, Belgium
  • 2017
    Cultureel Centrum Ter Vesten - Beveren, Belgium
  • 2017
    Cultuurcentrum - Blankenberge, Belgium
  • 2017
    De Spil Cultuurcentrum - Roeselare, Belgium
  • 2017
    Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg - Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
  • 2017
    Cultuurhuis De Warande - Turnhout, Belgium
  • 2017
    Space Jean Paul Maurric - Le Revest-les-Eaux, France
  • 2017
    Kulturzentrum Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2017
    MA Scene Nationale - Montbéliard, France
  • 2017
    Theaterhaus Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2017
    Cirque Noël - Graz, Austria
  • 2018
    Arts Centre Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia
  • 2018
    Fringe World - Perth, Australia
  • 2018
    Adelaide Fringe Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • 2018
    Catapult Festival - Bathurst, Australia
  • 2018
    Accademia Teatro Dimitri - Versico, Switzerland
  • 2018
    Circusstad - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Theater aan de Parade - Hergotenbosch, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Parktheater - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Leu Tempo Festival - Reunion Islands
  • 2018
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht - Netherlands
  • 2018
    Schouwburg De Lawei - Drachten, Netherlands
  • 2018
    De Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2018
    - Hardenberg, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Theater De Veste - Delft, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Schouwburg Ogterop - Meppel, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Leidse Schouwburg - Leiden, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Theaters Tilburg - Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 2018
    Breckenridge Creative Arts - Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
  • 2018
    Freedom Festival - Hull, UK
  • 2018
    Wellington Arts & Sculpture Festival - Wellington, NSW, Australia
  • 2018
    Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre - Riga, Latvia
  • 2018
    New Circus Weekend - Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2018
    Bærum Kulturhus - Sandvika, Norway
  • 2018
    Nøtterøy Kulturhus - Nøtterøy Norway
  • 2018
    Bølgen Kulturhus - Bølgen, Norway
  • 2018
    Barangaroo Acrobat’s Academy - Sydney, Australia
  • 2018
    Lost Lands Festival - Melbourne, Australia
  • 2018
    Le Pin Galant - Mérignac, France
  • 2018
    La Filature - Mulhouse, France
  • 2018
    La Closerie - Saumur, France
  • 2018
    Theatre de Grasse - Grasse, France
  • 2018
    Théâtre de Nîmes - Nîmes, France
  • 2018
    Théâtre La Colonne - Miramas, France
  • 2018
    Centre Juliobona - Lillebonne, France
  • 2018
    Cité de la Musique et de la Danse - Soissons, France
  • 2018
    Les Fuseaux - Saint Dizier, France
  • 2018
    Le Théâtre - Cusset, France
  • 2018
    Centre Charlie Chaplin - Vaulx en Velin, France
  • 2018
    Théâtre du Vellein - Villefontaine, France
  • 2018
    Centre Culturel Mamer - Mamer, Luxembourg
  • 2018
    Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts - Hong Kong
  • Jan
    UGA Performing Arts Center - Athens, GA, USA
  • Jan
    Diana Wortham Theatre - Asheville, NC, USA
  • Jan
    Booth Playhouse - Charlotte NC, USA
  • Jan
    IPAY Showcase - Philadelphia PA, USA
  • Jan
    Stockbridge Theatre - Derry, NH, USA
  • Jan
    Quick Center for the Arts - Fairfield, CT, USA
  • Feb
    New Victory Theatre - New York, NY, USA
  • Feb
    Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH, USA
  • Apr
    Underbelly Festival Southbank - London, UK
  • May
    Norfolk & Norwich Festival - Norwich UK
  • May
    LAVA - Valladolid, Spain
  • May
    Festival Cultural De Mayo - Guadalajara, Mexico
  • May
    Cirk-UFF - Trutnov, Czech Republic
  • Jun
    Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris - Mexico City
  • July
    Olala Festival - Lienz, Austria
  • July
    Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous - Barcelos, Portugal
  • July
    Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vous - Guimarães, Portugal
  • July
    La Strada Graz - Graz, Austria
  • Aug
    Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug
    Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug
    Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Germany
  • Aug
    Cirk Aalst - Aalst, Belgium
  • Sep
    IPAC - Singapore
  • Sep
    Ulsan Promenade Festival - Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct
    Art Space for Kids - Shanghai, China
  • Oct
    House Of Culture - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Oct
    Theater De Spiegel - Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Nov
    Key City Theatre - Cranbrook, BC, Canada
  • Nov
    Léon Curral Hall - Great Hall - Sallanches, France
  • Nov
    Wilminktheater - Enschede, Netherlands
  • Nov
    UiT in Vlaanderen - Waregem, Belgium
  • Nov
    CC Diest - Diest, Belgium
  • Nov
    The Playhouse | Theater hall - Helmond, Belgium
  • Nov
    Reithalle Basel - Basel, Switzerland
  • Nov
    Westrand - Theater Hall - Dilbeek, Belgium
  • Nov
    Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft - Bornem, Belgium
  • Dec
    De Grote Post cultural center - Oostende, Belgium
  • Dec
    Salle André Malraux - Sarcelles, France
  • Dec
    Théâtre - Rungis, France
  • Dec
    Espace 1789 X2 - Saint Ouen, France
  • Dec
    La 2deuche - Lempdes, France
  • Dec
    Théâtre du Parc - Andrézieux Bouthéon, France
  • Dec
    La lanterne - Rambouillet, France
  • Dec
    Salle Camille Saint Saëns - Courbevoie, France
  • Dec
    La Machinerie - Vénissieux, France
  • Jan
    Perth Fringe - Perth, Australia
  • Feb
    Harbourfront Theatre - Summerside, PE, Canada
  • Mar
    Adelaide Fringe - Adelaide, Australia
  • Mar
    Womadelaide - Adelaide, Australia
  • Oct
    Queen's Theatre - Adelaide, Australia
  • Nov
    Festspielhaus - St.Pölten, Austria
  • Nov
    Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Nov
    Jatka 78 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dec
    Fabrik - Potsdam, Germany
  • Dec
    Alte Reithalle - Aarau, Germany
  • Jan
    Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Jan
    - Grand Quevilly, France
  • March
    Mount Gambier Showgrounds - Mount Gambier, Australia
  • April
    Harmony Day Wish Festival - Naracoorte, Australia
  • April
    Keith War Memorial Sports Centre - Keith, Australia
  • April
    Burra Town Hall - Burra, Australia
  • April
    Tollhaus - Karlsruhe, Germany
  • April
    Espace Saint-Exupéry - Franconville, France
  • May
    - Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France

We acknowledge the Kaurna Miyurna (People) upon the Yarta (Land) which we make our work.

With our respects we honour their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the first artists of Australia.

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

Supported By

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