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Grand Auditorium at Royal Croquet Club, Fri 23 Feb.
[CIRCUS AND PHYSICAL THEATRE –SA]
Formed in Adelaide nearly 10 years ago, Gravity and Other Myths has gone on to tour the world with their playful acrobatic and physical theatre performances. For A Simple Space they have stripped back to the bare essentials with minimal props or illusions, and have relied on the raw strength and acrobatic skill of the performers. The simple lighting and live percussion elements that were used tonight were actually very effective though and became integral to the incredible tricks that the seven acrobats were performing.
In an Adelaide Fringe full of circus and physical theatre, Gravity & Other Myths, may find it difficult to stand out from the crowd, but will likely do well if tonight’s packed audience is anything to go by with a following from past Adelaide Fringe shows. The acrobatic tricks are creative and always attempt to involve an element of humour, which is more successful that the jokes they attempt from the back on the stage.
There was a friendly competitive nature to a number of the tricks, which was charming, and the audience members who sat up close to the stage were able to participate in a number of tricks and probably provided the most gasps with performers balancing above them. The strength and skill of these acrobats is astonishing and well worth a trip to the Royal Croquet Club.
A Simple Space continues at Grand Auditorium at Royal Croquet Club, at various times, until Sun 18 Mar.
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