The Pulse from Gravity & Other Myths

Date 8 - 9 August 2022, 7.30pm | 9 August 2022, 2pm | Special Offer: £5 for under 18s on 9 August 2022, 2pm.
Location Edinburgh Playhouse, 75th Edinburgh International Festival

From Gravity & Other Myths
Part of the 75th Edinburgh International Festival
Darcy Grant: Director
Geoff Cobham: Lighting & Set Designer
Ekrem Eli Phoenix: Composer

The Pulse is a monolithic work of scale that unites audience, acrobat and choir into a single mesmerising organism. It’s raw, it’s real, it sings, it sweats – it pulsates.

A shimmering mass of sixty acrobats and choir members unite and divide, becoming a spectacular organism of muscle, bone and voice. Watch wide-eyed as a mountain of bodies crumbles into an ocean of sound. Towering human structures move with precision through a pulsing web of noise and light. Seemingly impossible levels of cooperation and feats of shared humanity, repeat, stretch, blossom and decay. Witness an intricate, organic synchronicity of human movement and sound – all to the beat of your own pounding pulse.

Critically acclaimed all over the world, legendary circus and physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths brings together all three of its core ensembles, plus a choir of thirty voices for The Pulse. The Helpmann-Award-winning creative team responsible for 2019’s Out of Chaos – director Darcy Grant, designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix – reunite to extend and amplify the signature spirit of this unique company: visceral, poetic and heart-stopping feats of wonder.

About Gravity & Other Myths

As Australia’s leading acrobatics and physical theatre company, GOM challenges new circus as an artform through conceptual sophistication and acrobatic virtuosity while nurturing human connection. GOM has cemented their place as a leader in the Australian arts sector through steady growth, six critically acclaimed works and broad global success having toured to 37 countries with a collective attendance of 750,000+. The company applies an honest approach to performance, illuminating the complexities of humanity through genuinity, humour and physicality.

Project Credits

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.

Gravity & Other Myths is supported as an organisation by Arts South Australia.

The Pulse is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

The Pulse creative development was supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Part of the UK/Australia Season 2021–22.

Image credit: Carnival Cinema.

Creative Credits

  • Director: Darcy Grant
    Lighting & Set Designer: Geoff Cobham
    Composer: Ekrem Eli Phoenix
    Conductor & Soloist: Christie Anderson
    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)
    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