From Tuesday 21st April – Sunday 24th May at Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre, you can see Gravity & Other Myths’s A Simple Space.
How long can you hold your breath for? How many back flips can you do in one go? Can you stand on your head? Or… could you stand on somebody else’s?
Last year’s smash-hit circus show returns to London. This is the final chance to see A Simple Space in which eight young acrobats compete for your laughter, gasps and applause with non-stop, mind-boggling feats of breath-taking acrobatics. Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest circus ensembles, Gravity & Other Myths, as they push themselves to their limits and beyond in a captivating show of physicality, skill and daring.
A Simple Space is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience sits close to the stripped back stage. In that space, without reserve, the performers break down their usual guards and introduce the reality of failure and weakness. With nowhere left to hide, personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.
A Simple Place is part of Udderbelly Festival which runs from 9th April – 19th July 2015. Now in its 7th year, Udderbelly’s iconic upside-down purple cow brings a splash of colour and a bellyful of comedy, circus and family shows to the South Bank.
Tickets are available from: https://www.underbelly.co.uk.