Music, Circus, Family

Gravity & Other Myths

The sheer scale of it will get you first. 22 bodies and 26 voices in a sweeping, pulsating ebb and flow of humanity. Then you’ll start to absorb the details – the expertly crafted passages of seemingly impossible levels of cooperation. The mountain of bodies crumbling into an ocean of voice in an epic yet intricate symphony of strength, sinew and haunting song. With your blood pumping and your heart in your mouth watch bodies soaring, diving, tumbling then finding centre, finding stillness, amidst chaos.

The world-renowned Australian physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths, which brought the acclaimed Backbone to Sydney Festival in 2018, now unites with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' VOX for The Pulse.

A moving choral score meets and enhances the beauty of the physical display, as this landmark work explores how we – as people, communities or clusters of particles – respond to the changes that are continually happening around us.

From the Helpmann Award®-winning creative team of director Darcy Grant, lighting designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix, The Pulse is a work of mighty ambition from a company that routinely eludes earth’s forces.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival and GWB Entertainment Pty. Ltd.

Director: Darcy Grant
Lighting & Set Designer: Geoff Cobham
Composer: Ekrem Eli Phoenix
Conductor: Christie Anderson
Original Creative Ensemble: Alyssa Moore, Amanda Lee, Andre Augustus, Annalise Moore, Axl Osborne, Benton Adams-Walker, Chris Carlos, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Ellen Grow, Jackson Manson, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Joanne Curry, Jordan Hart, Joren Dawson, Joshua Strachan, Kevin Beverley, Lachlan Binns, Lachlan Harper, Lewis Rankin, Lewis West, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lyndon Johnson, Margot Mansfield, Martin Schreiber, Maya Tregonning, Megan Giesbrecht, Rachel Boyd, Shani Stephens, Simon McClure, Tom Adams-Walker.
Choir: Aurora (Young Adelaide Voices), VOX (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs)
Company Producers: Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Darcy Grant
Executive Producer: Torben Brookman
Sound System Design: Mik Lavage
Production Manager: Belinda Respondeck
Technical Director: Marko Respondeck

Friday 8/7 - 10:30am
Saturday 9/7/2022 - 1:40pm
Sunday 10/7 - 1:40pm