Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.

“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit”

– UK Express

A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space the acrobats are pushed to the physical limit, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.

“Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.”

– The Advertiser

“A total triumph”

– The Guardian

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Running Time: 60 mins

Minimum stage size: 4 m wide x 6.5 m deep with 6 m overhead cleareance.

(Audience wraps around front and sides)

Complete description, touring budget, and technical specifications supplied on request.

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Production History

CENART, Mexico City, Mexico 2016

Australia now Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2016

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016

Udderbelly Festival Hong Kong 2016

TRAFO Budapest Hungary 2015

Fabrik Potsdam, Germany 2015

Nolia city Konferens, Piteå, Sweden 2015

Folkets Hus, Idun, Umeå, Sweden 2015

Storsjöteatern, Östersund, Sweden 2015

Karlshamns Stadsteater, Karlshamns, Sweden 2015

Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden 2015

Linköping Konsert & Kongress, Linköping, Sweden 2015

Eskilstuna teater, Eskilstuna, Sweden 2015

Skövde Kulturhus, Skövde, Sweden 2015

Falköpings Stadsteater, Falköping, Sweden 2015

Malmö Live Konserthus, Malmö, Sweden 2015

Växjö Konserthus, Växjö, Sweden 2015

Stewart Theatre, Raleigh USA 2015

Lake Placid Centre for Performing Arts USA 2015

Irvine Barclay Theatre USA 2015

Weis Centre for Perf. Arts, Lewisburg, USA 2015

Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, USA 2015

The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada 2015

Udderbelly Festival, London UK 2015

Polo Circo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015

TOHU, Montreal, Canada 2015

Fabrik Potsdam, Germany 2015

Vara, Sweden 2015

Gothenburg, Sweden 2015

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015

Sydney Festival, Sydney 2015

Freespace Festival, Hong Kong 2014

HiSeoul Festival, Seoul 2014

BALTOPPEN Live, Ballerup, Denmark, 2014

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh 2014

Montreal Completement Cirque, Montreal 2014

Udderbelly festival, London Southbank, 2014

SPOLETO Festival, Charleston, 2014

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, 2014

Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe 2014

HOOPLA festival, Sydney, 2014

Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2014

Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2013

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2013