Physical Theater


Sponsored by: Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes



Testing the limits

“Their phenomenal strength and agility really has to be seen to be believed.” –Broadway World

Festival-goers may remember Gravity & Other Myths from 2014, when the Australian circus and physical-theater company wowed audiences with sold-out performances of A Simple Space. This time, the troupe returns to the Festival with Backbone, an examination of strength—what it is, where it comes from, and how it’s measured. Ten acrobats take over Memminger Auditorium for a joyous and extraordinary display of athleticism, artistry, and physical storytelling set to a driving score created live onstage. With supremely clever choreography, grounded in humor as well as arresting feats, Backbone blurs the line between imagination and possibility, leaving one to wonder if gravity is real—or simply a myth.

Newly added performance: May 30 at 1:00pm! Link for tickets below.