Presented by Country Arts SA and Gravity & Other Myths

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 you!

Backbone is this amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space, achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 530 times at 76 festivals and theatres across 24 countries.

Gravity & Other Myths will be in residence from April 9 – 14 conducting a series of workshops and master classes. Expect to be surprised by them in unexpected places in Whyalla and other towns nearby. Register your interest to participate at [email protected].

★★★★★ The acrobatics are eloquent and sensational, full of original twists.
The Advertiser

★★★★★ Magnetic… a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger.
Limelight Magazine

BACKBONE – Gravity & Other Myths from Gravity & Other Myths on Vimeo.

Backbone was made with the support of the Australian Government, through the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals – Major Festivals Initiative, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival & Melbourne Festival.
Photo: Carnival Cinema

Backbone is supported by

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Future-Future?

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The Patient
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The Patient

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art.

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James Dodd: Shed Wizard
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James Dodd: Shed Wizard

8th December 2017 — 29th April 2018

James Dodd applies radical curiosity and invention to the presentation of vivid paintings, unusual bicycles, and strange painting machines.

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