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Ten Thousand Hours


Everybody is a master of something.

Blink, step, jump, balance, flip, fly.

This is an ode to the countless hours needed to achieve great things. A tribute to the dedication required to realise our physical ambitions. An acknowledgement of the backstory that is often more spectacular than the finished product.

Eight elite acrobats investigate physical skill; how we obtain it, how we perfect it, and how it can transform our lives. Through highlighting the nuance of high level acrobatics, audiences experience a heightened appreciation of the countless hours required to master the skills they are witnessing. Ten Thousand Hours is a revelry of the distinct physical language that defines GOM and a celebration of the pursuit of mastery.

This is a love letter to our bodies and the amazing things they let us do every day.

This is an invitation to watch us work.

“Once again gravity and other myths bring shock, awe, and delight.” ★★★★★
Glam Adelaide
“Jaw-dropping” ★★★★★
The AU review
“Regular gasps and squeals of disbelief from the audience members behind me, and spontaneous applause from the audience throughout, reassure me that it is not just me who thinks some of the skills on display are unbelievable. This is an almost mind blowing level of skill on display and what can be achieved with a dedicated pursuit of perfection.” ★★★★★
The Clothesline
“The performance is a showcase of this company’s talent that extends way beyond acrobatics, into visual storytelling, movement, and contemporary dance.” ★★★★★
Stage Whispers
I would give this 10 stars if I could. An absolutely mind blowing show from this home grown Adelaide company.” ★★★★★
Kids In Adelaide

Created by:

Director: Lachlan Binns

Associate Director: Darcy Grant

Set & Lighting Designer: Chris Petredis

Assistant Designer: Max Mackenzie

Composer: Nick Martyn, Shenzo Gregorio

Costume Designer: Olivia Zanchetta

Production Manager: Martin Schreiber

Creative Producer: Jascha Boyce

Ensemble: Jacob Randell, Alyssa Moore, Kevin Beverley, Lachlan Harper, Annalise Moore, Andre Augustus, Axl Osborne, Shani Stephens

Show Information

Show Duration: 60 minutes

Age suitability: All Ages (4+)

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

Sponsors & Funders:

  • Gravity & Other Myths is supported as an organisation by Arts South Australia.
  • Ten Thousand Hours has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative
  • Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.
  • Commissioned by Chamäleon Berlin, La Strada, Graz and Gluttony, Adelaide.
  • The Ten Thousand Hours creative development was supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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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