Out Of Chaos...


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.


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

Funding logos - Australia Council of the Arts, Australian Government Major Festivals Initiative, Government of South Australia, Arts South Australia

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

  • February 27 - March 6
    Adelaide Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • March 9 - 11
    10 Days On The Island - Tasmania, Australia
  • July 23 - 27
    Galway International Arts Festival - Galway, Ireland
  • August 15 - 18
    Noorderzon - Groningen, Netherlands
  • August 24 - February 17
    Chamaeleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • November 2 - December 31
    Chamäleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • January 3 - 8
    Cirque Noel - Graz, Austria
  • January 10 - 11
    La Comete - Chalons, France
  • January 22 - 23
    Stora Teatern - Göteborg, Sweden
  • February 24 - 25
    Dance House - Helsinki, Finland
  • March 1 - 2
    Cultuurcentrum De Schakel - Waregem, Belgium
  • March 3
    De Flint - Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • March 4
    De Tamboer - Hoogeveen, Netherlands
  • March 7
    Stadsschouwburg Haarlem - Haarlem, Netherlands
  • March 8
    Parktheater - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • March 9
    Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft - Bornem, Belgium
  • March 10
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht - Utrecht, Netherlands
  • March 11
    Schouwburg Concertzaal - Tilburg, Netherlands
  • March 15
    Westrand Cultuurcentrum - Dilbeek, Belgium
  • March 16
    Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg - Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
  • March 17
    Cultuurcentrum Diest - Diest, Belgium
  • March 18
    De Spil - Roeselare, Belgium
  • March 19
    Cultuurcentrum Brugge - Brugge, Belgium
  • March 21
    30 CC Schouwburg - Leuven, Belgium
  • March 23
    SPOT Groningen - Groningen, Netherlands
  • March 24
    Schouwburg De Lawei - Drachten, Netherlands
  • March 25
    Theater De Lampegiet - Veenendaal, Netherlands
  • March 28
    Theater De Lievekamp - Oss, Netherlands
  • March 29
    Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem - Arnhem, Netherlands
  • March 30
    Theater De Veste - Delft, Netherlands
  • March 31
    Cultuurhuis De Warande - Turnhout, Belgium
  • April 1
    CC Ter Vesten - Beveren, Belgium
  • April 2
    Parkstad Limburg Theaters - Heerlen, Netherlands
  • April 15
    Tonhallen - Sundsvall, Sweden
  • April 17
    Storsjöteatern - Östersund, Sweden
  • April 18 - 19
    Kulturhuset Stadsteatern - Stockholm, Sweden
  • April 21
    Idunteatern - Umeå, Sweden
  • April 25
    Gummifabriken - Värnamo, Sweden
  • April 26
    Spira, Smålands Musik och Teater (SMOT) - Jönköping, Sweden
  • April 30
    Posthof - Linz, Austria
  • May 2 - 6
    Freudenhaus - Lustenau, Austria
  • May 9 - 11
    Brighton Festival - Brighton, UK
  • June 7 - 11
    Spoleto Festival - Charleston, SC, USA

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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