Backbone

Next date: Saturday, 12 November 2022 | 07:00 PM to 08:10 PM

Backbone

An unmissable circus and physical theatre performance examining the perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured.

"Magnetic world premiere, a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger… The sheer strength of body and character needed to round out this frenzied performance demonstrates a discipline and camaraderie, rarely seen on stage. Simply a joy to watch." - Limelight Magazine ★★★★★

Event Description

Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective.

It is set in the here and now. We won’t be transporting the audience to Verona. We are on a stage. In a theatre. In front of them!

Backbone is Gravity & Other Myths amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 700 times at 98 festivals and theatres across 29 countries.

“A glorious flow of action and reaction … The acrobatics are eloquent and sensational, full of original twists that spell out a new language.” The Advertiser ★★★★★

“Magnetic world premiere, a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger … The sheer strength of body and character needed to round out this frenzied performance demonstrates a discipline and camaraderie, rarely seen on stage. Simply a joy to watch.” Limelight Magazine ★★★★★

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Gravity & Other Myths

 

Backbone has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, through the Confederation of International Arts Festivals Inc. commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Festival & Sydney Festival.

Backbone - GOM - Logos

 

 Thanks to our 2022 partners:

FAC Partners theatre cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre

Information for Schools

Expression of Interest form

This performance has been selected for schools due to its educational value and alignment with the Victorian Curriculum. Let us know if you are interested in organising a booking for your students to see this show by completing our EOI form.

We will be in contact when bookings open and you can then confirm your seats with Box Office.

Detailed Warnings for Teachers

Haze effects and loud music used during the performance.

Secondary: Years 9

Subject Links

Drama

Dance

Physical Theatre

Information for Educators

This dynamic circus challenges the physical form and the connection between humans. The work explores physical movement as expression and communication.

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.

WARNINGS

Haze effects and loud music used during the performance.

Suitable for all ages, recommended for ages 5+ years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When

  • Saturday, 12 November 2022 | 07:00 PM - 08:10 PM

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