Physical Theater

Backbone

Sponsored by: Sherman Capital Markets, LLC

Venue: Memminger Auditorium

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Overview

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

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.

Ticket prices range from $35 to $65.

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Fri, May 25

8:00pm

Sat, May 26

7:00pm

Sun, May 27

5:00pm

Mon, May 28

2:00pm

Tues, May 29

7:00pm

Wed, May 30

6:00pm

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