Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a multi-award winning and well respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre. The Company continues to grow and evolve, pushing their physical and creative boundaries and striving for unique performance opportunities and meaningful community engagement.

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.
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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.Toggle Content goes here

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.

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.

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Artist Seed Funding and Support

What’s this all about?

Gravity & Other Myths want to actively support the growth of our community and artists. Government funding is scarce and often confusing, so we’ve decided to allocate some of our own resources to give artists a leg up in the form of Micro Loans to support costs the are limiting you taking on a good opportunity.

This might mean support with:

  • Fringe registration fees,
  • Travel costs
  • Professional development costs
  • Making a promo video
  • Equipment or costume costs for a specific gig
  • Or lots of other costs that prevent you taking the next step in your career.

Interested? Click the link to find out more information or don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Previous Works

Freefall

Freefall is the first acrobatic feast from created by Gravity & Other Myths in 2009. Exploring their own fears onstage 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 over 2 years toured regional and metropolitan Australia.

Exhale

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

Performed at corporate functions, award ceremonies, festivals, fundraisers and parades.

Community Engagement

The GOM crew are big believers in real community engagement and when we are on tour we try to get involved with any local circus and performance communities.

Whether this is through workshops, Q & A session or just a quick meet and greet we love nothing more than to go beyond just being performers on a stage. We all came through youth programs in circus, gymnastics and dance and many of us went on to become teachers and trainers in these same programs. This pathway has lead us to be passionate about sharing our skills and knowledge and encouraging the next generation of performers.

Please contact us directly if you are interested and where our schedule permits we would love to share our passion with you.