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COVID-19 is affecting the arts industry in a major way. We have to postpone or cancel many performances, leaving us without a source of income. During this time GOM will do everything we can to continue employing artists, make new material and preparing for the new challenges that face us.

This is a difficult and stressful time for everyone, but if you're in a position where you feel like you can help out, we're accepting donations . Donations will help us to keep food on the table for our artists and will help us make the most of a challenging situation so that we can bounce back after the pandemic is over.

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

Our first work, A Simple Space, has achieved momentous international success, having performed more than 850 times across 34 countries and receiving multiple awards, most notably the IPAY Victor Award for People's Choice. Backbone, GOM’s subsequent work, premiered as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival to critical acclaim and 3 Helpmann Award nominations, cementing the company’s position as a leader in contemporary circus. GOM’s next work, Out Of Chaos…, premiered at the 2019 Adelaide Festival and went on to receive the 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Physical Theatre.

Our newest, and by far most ambitious work, The Pulse, was conceived during the 2020 pandemic and premiered at the Adelaide Festival in 2021. The Pulse is a monolithic work of scale; a shimmering mass of 30 acrobats and 30 Choir members uniting and dividing, becoming spectacular systems and organisms of muscle, bone and voice.

Alongside our onstage work, GOM deeply values engaging with both our immediate and wider community through workshops and education. Head to our community and education pages to find out more.

Our Team

Jascha Boyce

Director, Co-Founder, Producer, Acrobat

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Lachlan Binns

Director, Co-Founder, Acrobat

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Jacob Randell

Director, Co-Founder, Finance Manager, Acrobat

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Martin Schreiber

Director, Co-Founder, Acrobat

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Triton Tunis-Mitchel

Co-Founder, Acrobat

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Elliot Zoerner

Director, Co-Founder, Composer, Musician

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Simon McClure

Acrobat

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Lachlan Harper

Acrobat

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Lewie West

Acrobat

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Joanne Curry

Acrobat

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Mieke Lizotte

Acrobat

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Darcy Grant

Creative Lead

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Geoff Cobham

Lighting & Set Design

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Lewis Rankin

Acrobat

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Jack Manson

Acrobat

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Shenton 'Shredzo' Gregory

Composer, Musician

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Emma Brockliss

Costume Designer

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Belinda Respondeck

Operations Manager

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Max Mackenzie

Lighting Designer and Technician

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Andre Augustus

Acrobat

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Annalise Moore

Acrobat

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Chris Carlos

Acrobat

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Benton Adams-Walker

Acrobat

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Josh Strachan

Acrobat

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Joren Dawson

Acrobat

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Marko Respondeck

Technical Director

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Alexey Kochetkov

Musician

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Alyssa Moore

Acrobat

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Rachael Boyd

Acrobat

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Dylan Phillips

Acrobat

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Amanda Lee

Acrobat

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Lisa Goldsworthy

Acrobat

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Nick Martyn

Composer, Musician

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Ekrem Eli Phoenix

Composer, Musician

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Mik LaVage

Sound Designer

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Kevin Beverley

Acrobat

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Jordan Hart

Acrobat

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Maya Tregonning

Acrobat

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Shani Stephens

Acrobat

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Emily Gare

Acrobat

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Megan Giesbrecht

Acrobat

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Axl Osborne

Acrobat

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Lyndon Johnson

Acrobat

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A Brief History

Episode 1 of Carnival Cinema’s documentary on the making of Backbone. Watch the rest of the series here.

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.

We acknowledge the Kaurna Miyurna (People) upon the Yarta (Land) which we make our work.

With our respects we honour their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the first artists of Australia.

It is our privilege to live and create on their country.

Supported By

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