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Out Of Chaos...

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Out Of Chaos... is our boldest and most ambitious work yet.

Hard-edged, throbbing, explosive acrobatics that reference birth, death and primordial physics collide with intimate verbal confessions and insights into what it feels like to be on stage in real time... Complete with sweaty armpits.

By exposing the inner workings of the world-class acrobat we unveil the magic that is Gravity and Other Myths most precious commodity; the genuine human connection between each other and our audience.

At its conceptual center, it is a story of how things come together. People, planets and plans. Audience, performer, sound and light. The thoughts that shape us and in turn define how we make sense of our inner and outer worlds.

The piece moves with agility between chaotic creation stories and our seemingly ordered understanding of the here and now, all the while hinting at the strange space between knowing and contemplating our mortal significance.

We look forward to sharing our thoughts with you.

A spectacular exploration of circus and its relationship to order and chaos in our lives.
Limelight Magazine
Conceptually brilliant and sophisticatedly simple... circus with a big, pounding heart and an honest, earthy soul.
In Daily
Imaginative, expressionistic, thrilling and aesthetically refined.
Artshub

Credits

Director: Darcy Grant

Designer: Geoff Cobham

Composer & Musician: Ekrem Eli Phoenix find the soundtrack here

Assistant Lighting Designer: Max Mackenzie

Associate Directors: Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns

Sound Designer: Mik LaVage

Creative Ensemble: Martin Schreiber, Simon McClure, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lewis Rankin, Dylan Phillips, Lewie West, Mieke Lizotte, Amanda Lee

Current Ensemble: André Augustus, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Lachlan Binns, Lewis Rankin, Lisa Goldsworthy, Martin Schreiber, Shani Stephens, Sonja Schebeck

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Galway International Arts Festival, La Strada Graz Festival and La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. Gravity & Other Myths receives organisation support from Arts South Australia.

Show Information

Show Duration: 70 minutes

Audience Suitability: 10 years plus

Stage Size: Min 10m wide x 8m depth, height clearance of 6.5m to grid

Venue: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 400+ capacity

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

Touring History

  • 2019
    Adelaide Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • 2019
    10 Days On The Island - Tasmania, Australia
  • 2019
    Galway International Arts Festival - Galway, Ireland
  • 2019
    Noorderzon - Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2019
    Chamaeleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • November 2 - December 31
    Chamäleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • January 3 - 8
    Cirque Noel - Graz, Austria
  • March 24
    Schouwburg De Lawei - Drachten, Netherlands
  • March 15
    Westrand Cultuurcentrum - Dilbeek, Belgium
  • April 1
    CC Ter Vesten - Beveren, Belgium
  • January 10 - 11
    La Comete - Chalons, France
  • March 8
    Parktheater - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • May 9 - 11
    Brighton Festival - Brighton, UK
  • March 19
    Cultuurcentrum Brugge - Brugge, Belgium
  • March 18
    De Spil - Roeselare, Belgium
  • February 24 - 25
    Dance House - Helsinki, Finland
  • March 31
    Cultuurhuis De Warande - Turnhout, Belgium
  • March 16
    Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg - Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
  • March 7
    Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie - Haarlem, Netherlands
  • April 30
    Posthof - Linz, Austria
  • April 18 - 19
    Kulturhuset Stadsteatern - Stockholm, Sweden
  • March 21
    30 CC Schouwburg - Leuven, Belgium
  • May 2 - 6
    Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Austria
  • March 28
    Theater De Lievekamp - Oss, Netherlands
  • March 9
    Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft - Bornem, Netherlands
  • March 29
    Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • March 10
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands
  • April 26
    Spira, Smålands Musik och Teater (SMOT) - Jönköping, Sweden
  • April 21
    Idunteatern - Umeå, Sweden
  • March 30
    Theater De Veste - Delft, Netherlands
  • January 22 - 23
    Stora Teatern - Göteborg, Sweden
  • March 1 - 2
    Cultuurcentrum De Schakel - Waregem, Belgium
  • April 17
    Storsjöteatern - Östersund, Sweden
  • April 15
    Tonhallen - Sundsvall, Sweden
  • June 7 - 11
    Spoleto Festival - Charleston, SC, USA
  • March 4
    De Tamboer - Hoogeveen, Netherlands
  • April 25
    Gummifabriken - Värnamo, Sweden
  • March 17
    Cultuurcentrum Diest - Diest, Belgium
  • April 2
    Parkstad Limburg Theaters - Heerlen, Netherlands
  • March 25
    Theater De Lampegiet - Veenendaal, Netherlands
  • March 3
    De Flint - Amersfoort, Belgium
  • March 23
    SPOT Groningen - Groningen, Netherlands
  • March 11
    Schouwburg Concertzaal - Tilburg, Netherlands

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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