The Pulse

A pulsing, monolithic work of scale that unites audience, acrobat and choir into a single organism for a moment in time...

A shimmering mass of 30 acrobats and 30 Choir members unite and divide becoming spectacular systems and organisms of muscle, bone and voice.

The home-grown company that has conquered the world, brings together all three of its core ensembles plus a choir of 30 voices. The Pulse is the wholly Australian work of scale that we’ve been longing for. The Helpmann award-winning creative team responsible for Out of Chaos - director Darcy Grant, designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix - reunite to extend and amplify the signature spirit of this unique company: visceral, poetic, heart-stopping feats… Dispatched by your best mates.

Epic passages of seemingly impossible levels of cooperation and humanity, repeat, stretch, blossom and decay alluding to forces much greater than ourselves.

Watch as a mountain of bodies crumbles into an ocean of voice. Towering human structures move with precision through a pulsing web. Cobham’s sentient lighting design, combined with Grant's inspired crowd management and Phoenix's driving score, create an intricate, organic synchronicity of human movement and sound - all to the beat of your own pounding pulse!

It’s the heart-starter we all need.

Gravity & Other Myths are the masters of the astonishing.
Circus with a big, pounding heart and an honest, earthy soul.


Director: Darcy Grant

Lighting & Set Designer: Geoff Cobham

Composer: Ekrem Eli Phoenix

Conductor: Christie Anderson

Creative Ensemble: Alyssa Moore, Amanda Lee, Andre Augustus, Annalise Moore, Axl Osborne, Benton Adams-Walker, Chris Carlos, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Ellen Grow, Jackson Manson, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Joanne Curry, Jordan Hart, Joren Dawson, Joshua Strachan, Kevin Beverley, Lachlan Binns, Lachlan Harper, Lewis Rankin, Lewis West, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lyndon Johnson, Margot Mansfield, Martin Schreiber, Maya Tregonning, Megan Giesbrecht, Rachel Boyd, Shani Stephens, Simon McClure, Tom Adams-Walker

Choir: Aurora (Young Adelaide Voices)

Company Producers: Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Darcy Grant

Executive Producer: Torben Brookman

Sound System Design: Mik Lavage

Production Manager: Belinda Respondeck

Technical Director: Marko Respondeck

Show Information

Show Duration: 80 minutes

Audience Suitability: General

Stage Size: Min 16m wide x 16m depth / Height clearance of 7m to grid

Venue: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 600+ capacity

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

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Darwin Festival.

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Touring History

  • Feb 25 - 3 March
    Adelaide Festival - Adelaide, Australia
  • Aug 17 - 20
    The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre - Darwin, Australia

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.

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