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.
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 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.Reviews of The Pulse
- 2021Adelaide Festival - Adelaide, Australia
- 2021The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre - Darwin, Australia
- 2022Sydney Festival - Sydney, Australia
- August 8 - 9Edinburgh International Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland