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.

Directors: Triton Tunis-Mitchell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Jacob Randell,  Martin Schreiber

Ensemble: Martin Schreiber, Lachlan Binns, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Harper, Mieke Lizotte, Jackson Manson, Elliot Zoerner

Composers: Elliot Zoerner – Find the soundtrack here

TOURING HISTORY

2018

Arts Centre Melbourne – Australia

Fringe World – Perth Australia

Adelaide Fringe – Australia

Catapult Festival – Bathurst, Australia

Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Versico, Switzerland

Circusstad, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Theater aan de Parade, Hergotenbosch, Netherlands

Parktheater, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Leu Tempo Festival, Reunion Islands

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Netherlands

Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten, Netherlands

De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands

Hardenberg, Netherlands

Theater De Veste, Delft, Netherlands

Schouwburg Ogterop, Meppel, Netherlands

Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden, Netherlands

Theaters Tilburg, Netherlands

Breckenridge Creative Arts, Colorado, USA

Freedom Festival, Hull, UK

Wellington Arts & Sculpture Festival, NSW, Australia

Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre, Riga, Latvia

New Circus Weekend, Vilnius, Lithuania

Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika, Norway

Nøtterøy Kulturhus, Nøtterøy Norway

Bølgen Kulturhus, Norway

Barangaroo Acrobat’s Academy, Sydney, Australia

Lost Lands Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Le Pin Galant, Mérignac, France

2017

Circusfestival – Leuven, Belgium

Sibiu International Theatre Festival – Sibiu, Romania

Les Nuits De Fourvière – Lyon, France

Colours International Dance Festival – Stuttgart, Germany

Autostadt Summer Festival – Wolfsburg, Germany

George Town Festival – George Town, Malaysia

Capital Americana de la Cultura – Mérida, Mexico

EPIC du domaine d’O – Montpellier, France

Teatro Circo Murcia – Murcia, Spain

Teatro Circo Price – Madrid, Spain

Theater op de Markt – Genk, Belgium

Cultureel Centrum Ter Vesten – Beveren, Belgium

Cultuurcentrum – Blankenberge, Belgium

De Spil Cultuurcentrum – Roeselare, Belgium

Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg – Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium

Cultuurhuis De Warande – Turnhout, Belgium

Space Jean Paul Maurric – Le Revest-les-Eaux, France

Kulturzentrum Tollhaus – Karlsruhe, Germany

MA Scene Nationale – Montbéliard, France

Theaterhaus Stuttgart – Germany

Cirque Noël – Graz, Austria

2016

Udderbelly Festival – Hong Kong

Adelaide Fringe Festival – Australia

Australia now Festival – Sao Paolo, Brazil

CENART – Mexico City, Mexico

Polo Circo – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Parque de la Reserva – Lima, Peru

Xintiandi Fringe Festival – Shanghai, China

Glastonbury Festival – England, UK

Perplx Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium

Festival Des 7 – Collines, France

Tollwood Summer Festival – Munich, Germany

Milton Keynes International Festival – UK

Galway International Arts Festival – Ireland

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland, UK

Theaterspektakel – Zurich, Switzerland

Freudenhaus – Lustenau, Austria

Inside, Outside, Upside Down Circus Festival – Fayetteville USA

Ringling International Arts Festival – Sarasota, USA

Modlin Center For The Arts – Richmond, USA

Guarancini Performing Arts Center – Vineland, USA

Blackrock Center For The Arts – Germantown, USA

Shepherdstown University – Shepherdstown, USA

Zoellner Arts Center – Bethlehem, USA

Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock, USA

August Wilson Theater Pittsburgh – USA

Mercyhurst University Erie – USA

Frostburg State University – Frostburg, USA

Centaur Theatre – Montreal, Canada

Winterfest – Salzburg, Austria

2015

Sydney Festival – Sydney, Australia

Adelaide Fringe Festival – Australia

Stora Teatern – Gothenburg, Sweden

Vara Konserthus – Sweden

Fabrik – Potsdam, Germany

TOHU – Montreal, Canada

Polo Circo – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Charles Luney Auditorium – Christchurch, New Zealand

Mullumbimby Circus Festival – Australia

Udderbelly Festival – London, UK

The Cultch – Vancouver, Canada

Blackrock Centre for the Arts – Germantown, USA

Weis Centre for Perf. Arts – Lewisburg, USA

Irvine Barclay Theatre – USA

Lake Placid Centre for Performing Arts – USA

Stewart Theatre – Raleigh, USA

Växjö Konserthus – Växjö, Sweden

Malmö Live Konserthus – Malmö, Sweden

Falköpings Stadsteater – Falköping, Sweden

Skövde Kulturhus – Skövde, Sweden

Eskilstuna teater – Eskilstuna, Sweden

Linköping Konsert & Kongress – Linköping, Sweden

Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden

Karlshamns Stadsteater – Karlshamns, Sweden

Storsjöteatern – Östersund, Sweden

Folkets Hus – Umeå, Sweden

Nolia city Konferens – Piteå, Sweden

Fabrik – Potsdam, Germany

TRAFO – Budapest, Hungary

2014

Adelaide Fringe Festival – Australia

HOOPLA festival – Sydney, Australia

Harare International Festival of Arts – Zimbabwe

Ruhrfestspiele – Recklinghausen

SPOLETO Festival – Charleston, USA

Udderbelly festival – London, UK

Montreal Completement Cirque – Montreal, Canada

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland, UK

BALTOPPEN Live – Ballerup, Denmark

HiSeoul Festival – Seoul, South Korea

Freespace Festival – Hong Kong

2013

Tasmanian Circus Festival – Australia

Adelaide Fringe Festival – Australia

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland, UK