Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is an internationally renowned circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. Formed in Adelaide, Australia in 2009, GOM has rocketed to stellar acclaim with a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works. GOM’s work utilises an honest approach to performance, to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.

GOM’s show A Simple Space has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards, and having performed more than 500 times across 24 countries. The follow up show Backbone, created in 2017, has already been nominated for multiple awards, had stellar reviews, and toured to festivals internationally.

GOM has a focus on community engagement and always tries to support the circus community in Adelaide, as well as local circus communities in cities we travel to. Head to our Community Engagement page to find out more.

The Artists – A Simple Space and Backbone

Jascha Boyce

Jascha Boyce has been a performer almost all of her life. Beginning as soon as she could walk with dance performances in the lounge room, she discovered circus at age 4 and it wasn’t long before she spent all of her time upside down and in the air. After years spent training, teaching and performing Jascha focuses her creative passion through Gravity & Other Myths. She is a flyer in a majority of the group acrobatics as well as specialising in hula hoop and adagio.

Lachlan Binns

At an early age Lachy was enthralled and inspired by a local circus show, in the following years he was drawn into the world of circus and physical performance. Specialising in group acrobatics Lachy is not quite big enough to be called a base yet not light enough to be called a flyer. He has embraced what he maintains is the vital role of ‘middle’. His passion for creativity is a driving force for both his work as a trainer for young people and as a performer and founding member of Gravity & Other Myths.

Jacob Randell

Jacob has always been a jack of all trades when it comes to circus and sport; showing enthusiasm, energy and strong natural talent at all times. As one of the founding members of GOM, he has been with the company since the start and aspires to continue to grow the company. Jacob specialises in hand to hand, floating between roles as both a base and flyer. He aspires to continue to pursue his adventurous side through circus training and touring balanced alongside academic studies

Triton Tunis-Mitchell

Triton was just a small boy of age 5 when he started in the circus. His journey has been as student, trainer and master trainer throughout the Australian circus scene and working in commercial, festival and independent productions. With a wide variety of skills to call on, he is probably best at being stood on (the life of an acrobatic base). It‘s the enjoyment of the “play” in circus creation that keeps him coming back.

Martin Schreiber

Alongside competitive gymnastics, Martin has been involved in the circus community for most of his life both as a circus trainer and finally as a performing artist. As one of the founding members of Gravity & Other Myths, Martin has performed both nationally and internationally with skills that including pitching, floor tumbling and group acrobatics. Martin hopes to continue creating work and inspiring audiences worldwide through the joy and spectacle of circus.

Simon McClure

At age 10 Simon started down his acrobatic path and joined the Flying Fruit Flies Circus (FFFC) in Albury. After seven years of training he went on tour as a technician with the company Acrobat, while also teaching acrobatics at the FFFC. Simon has performed a number of acts in a variety of cabaret settings before joining Gravity & Other Myths in 2014 specialising in tumbling and group acrobatics.

Elliot Zoerner

Since taking up the drums at age 11, Elliot has played with a wide variety of musical groups in Australia. While studying classical percussion and engineering at Adelaide University, the circus entered his life, pulled him away from his studies and took him on tour. He now works as a live musician and composer for GOM, collaborating with the acrobats to create the soundtracks for their shows. While on tour, he has continued to write music and release it under the name Sirins.
Head to the music page to hear his work

Lachlan Harper

Lachlan was age 4 when his parents put him into gymnastics to try and tire him out. After 11 years of training he sought a new way to explore his body’s acrobatic capabilities, his first taste of circus was when a friend introduced him to pitching. He became obsessed, having a career of being thrown around, flipping, and having fun was the dream. He pursued his career as a circus artist by attending the National Institute of Circus Arts where he specialised in handstands, acrobatics, and banquine.

Joanne Curry

Jo always knew she wanted to be the ‘girl who gets thrown around’ in the circus. After 7 years of competing nationally in Sports Acrobatics she tumbled into completing certificate 3 and 4 in Circus Arts at NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts). Joanne gained confidence and drive through travel, using the world to find and define her style within the performing arts. She specialises in Partner Acrobatics and Handbalancing.

Lewis Rankin

Lewis has been very active since a young age with his involvement in sports and a love for the outdoors. He found contemporary dance later in life which he trained at Adelaide Centre for the Arts. Since graduating he has performed with Shaun Parker & Company, Leigh Warren & Dancers, Sandpit and numerous other independent Companies. Circus and Acrobatics is a recent discovery and now he is passionate about combining and evolving these different art forms.

Lewie West

Lewie is an Australian acrobat through and through. He probably literally has circus in his blood stream due to all the rosin, chalk and acrobat sweat he’s accidentally ingested over the years. He started in Warehouse Youth Circus in Canberra before training at The National Institute of Circus Arts. After earning his Bachelor degree Lewie performed, created and choreographed with Circa for 7 years, finding time to sneak off and earn a Gold medal in Paris at the Mondial du Cirque de Demain or what his Mum calls “The Circus Olympics” for his solo aerial straps act. In spite of this, Lewie still considers himself to be mostly an ensemble acrobat and is very happy to come into “work” every day to create, move and play with the group.

Mieke Lizotte

Mieke specialises in high-energy hula hoops, combined with a knack for being thrown around, and an ability to turn herself inside out and upside down. She started her career at a young age in the small, yet talent-rich state of Tasmania, with a local youth circus: Slipstream Circus. After over six years performing and teaching circus across Australia, she moved on to train at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne and the Beijing International Acrobatics School, where she trained intensively in hula hoops, flexibility, hand-balancing, and acrobatics. She has a genuine love for all things circus and her contagious smile will no doubt delight audiences everywhere.

Jack Manson

Jackson started circus at Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) in Albury-Wodonga when he was 12 years old. After graduating in 2015, he worked with fellow FFFC graduates to create a new show called Stunt Lounge. In January 2017 he joined Gravity & Other Myths to work on the creation of Backbone, and has continued to work with the company, touring with both A Simple Space and Backbone.

Shenton Gregory (a.k.a. Shenzo Gregorio)

Shenton had a violin passed down to him from his older sister when he was just 4 years of age. After 17 years of classical training, Shenton decided that real world experience was the way forward. He continued to develop his knowledge in many styles of music, notably his invention of playing the violin upside down caused quite a stir. He’s been a member of Sydney Rock string quartet ‘Fourplay’ for 12 years and continues to be one of the highest in-demand musicians in Australia.

Previous Work

Freefall

Freefall was Gravity & Other Myths’ first acrobatic feat. Created in 2009, it explores the fears of each performer through honesty and humour. Punctuated by dynamic acrobatics and contemporary circus theatre, Freefall asks the question… is it our fears that define us?

Freefall was critically acclaimed, won multiple awards, and toured regional and metropolitan Australia over the course of 2 years.

Exhale

An explosion of dynamic group acrobatics and incredible displays of physical strength, Exhale is a 15 minute piece that will have audiences holding their breath. As acrobats tumble across the stage and are tossed into the air, the energy builds to the final breath-taking feat.

Gravity & Other Myths have performed Exhale at festivals, award ceremonies, corporate functions, fundraisers and parades.