Fringe 2016 – A Simple Space – The Vagabond – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 5K

By Tom Eckert


The first thing that will strike you about a Gravity and Other Myth’s A Simple Space is precisely the simplicity of the space. A small sprung stage and a rug of yellow lights and the performers themselves in muted earthy tones. Don’t mistake this for blandness by any measure rather it is a desire for minimalism on order to not distract from the feats that follow.

With an atmosphere more reminiscent of a rehearsal space than a theatre and a utilitarian affect the audience is sucked into focus on the the rhythm of the movements and the beating of the drums.

With more a sense if theatre games than a performance the performers push each other to ever greater physical feats through friendly competition and a wry sense of humour.

With nothing else to focus on you fixate on the feats themselves and these do not disapointed. Demonstrating the extreme capacities of strength and agility the human body is capable of you are sitting on the edge of your seat and alternating holding your breath and gasping. There is no illusion of safety here, the only thing separating these people from the emergency department is the spring boards, the other members sporting and their own phenomenal athleticism.

With impeccable performance sense, sense of humour and a penchant for audience engagement and participation Gravity and Other Myths entertain and inspire awe.

Kryztoff Rating: 5K

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