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.

TOURING HISTORY

2017

Autostadt Summer Festival, Wolfsburg, Germany

Colours International Dance Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

Les Nuits De Fourvière, Lyon, France

Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Sibiu, Romania

Circusfestival, Leuven, Belgium

2016

Winterfest, Salzburg, Austria

Centaur Theatre, Montreal CANADA

Frostburg State University, Frostburg, USA

Mercyhurst University Erie USA

August Wilson Theater Pittsburgh, USA

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, USA

Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem USA

Shepherdstown University, Shepherdstown USA

Blackrock Center For The Arts, Germantown, USA

Guarancini Performing Arts Center, Vineland, USA

Modlin Center For The Arts, Richmond, USA

Ringling International Arts Festival, Sarasota, USA

Inside, Outside, Upside Down Circus Festival, Fayetteville USA

Freudenhaus, Lustenau, Austria

Theaterspektakel, Zurich, Switzerland

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK

Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

Milton Keynes International Festival, UK

Tollwood Summer Festival, Munich, Germany

Festival Des 7, Collines, France

Perplx Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium

Glastonbury Festival, UK

Xintiandi Fringe Festival , Shanghai, China

CENART, Mexico City, Mexico

Australia now Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia

Udderbelly Festival, Hong Kong

2015

TRAFO, Budapest, Hungary

Fabrik Potsdam, Germany

Nolia city Konferens, Piteå, Sweden

Folkets Hus, Idun, Umeå, Sweden

Storsjöteatern, Östersund, Sweden

Karlshamns Stadsteater, Karlshamns, Sweden

Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden

Linköping Konsert & Kongress, Linköping, Sweden

Eskilstuna teater, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Skövde Kulturhus, Skövde, Sweden

Falköpings Stadsteater, Falköping, Sweden

Malmö Live Konserthus, Malmö, Sweden

Växjö Konserthus, Växjö, Sweden

Stewart Theatre, Raleigh, USA

Lake Placid Centre for Performing Arts, USA

Irvine Barclay Theatre, USA

Weis Centre for Perf. Arts, Lewisburg, USA

Blackrock Centre for the Arts, Germantown, USA

The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada

Udderbelly Festival, London, UK

Polo Circo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TOHU, Montreal, Canada

Fabrik Potsdam, Germany

Vara, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia

Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia

2014

Freespace Festival, Hong Kong

HiSeoul Festival, Seoul, South Korea

BALTOPPEN Live, Ballerup, Denmark

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK

Montreal Completement Cirque, Montreal, Canada

Udderbelly festival, London, UK

SPOLETO Festival, Charleston, USA

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen

Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe

HOOPLA festival, Sydney, Australia

Adelaide Fringe Festival Australia

2013

Edinburgh Fringe Festival UK

Adelaide Fringe Festival Australia