1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2024 events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Forget everything you thought you knew about the circus, because South-Australian performance group Gravity & Other Myths are challenging the genre with their acrobatic virtuosity, unique storytelling, genuine humour and physical prowess.

In a Queensland-first, festival-goers will experience Playbook, an immersive performance that highlights how quickly we move through life – both on our own and with those around us. The ensemble moves with complete unity, using their bodies, sound and portable lighting to amplify their connection to each other through acrobatic virtuosity. You can catch performances of Playbook at our North Burleigh and Broadbeach festival hubs. And for diehard physical theatre fans, check out GOM’s award winning The Mirror, at HOTA.

“The Australian company proves once more that they belong to those who define the state of art in the New Circus genre.”
– Der Tagesspiegel


Through the delivery of an innovative, exceptional and diverse artistic program, Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) has become a trailblazer in the evolution of the Australian circus sector. Formed in 2009 by a group of young Adelaide artists with a passion for circus and physical theatre, the past 12 years have seen GOM successfully consolidate their meteoric introduction to the arts sector through steady growth, six critically acclaimed main stage works and broad global success having toured to 38 countries with a collective attendance in excess of 850,000.

  • Primarily visual content
  • Accessible toilet
  • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
  • Performance may contain loud sounds/music
  • Language is no barrier

Playbook is a primarily visual work, with minimal dialogue and some background music or sounds, so Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to the full experience of the work.

Playbook will be performed at two locations: Broadbeach Hub and North Burleigh Hub. Please see the site information for further information about each location.

The full BLEACH* Access program will be released on Wednesday 17 June. Check back or visit our socials on this date for more information about Accessibility offerings at BLEACH* Festival 2024.

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Creative Team Credits
DirectorDarcy Grant
Lighting DesignerChris Petredis
ComposerEkrem Eli Phoenix
Photo CreditMorgan Sette
Free Event

Multiple Venues:

- The Esplanade, North Burleigh, QLD 4220- Broadbeach Cultural Precinct, Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218

Friday 02 Aug7:45PM
Sunday 04 Aug7PM8PM
All times are QLD AEST
Important Info
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Parking
  • Dog friendly
  • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
  • Free Event
  • Family

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