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13–15 October 2022

Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective. It is set in the here and now. We won’t be transporting the audience to Verona. We are on a stage. In a theatre. In front of them! Backbone is this amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 700 times at 98 festivals and theatres across 29 countries. "A glorious flow of action and reaction … The acrobatics are eloquent and sensational, full of original twists that spell out a new language." –⁠ The Advertiser ★★★★★ "Magnetic world premiere, a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger …The sheer strength of body and character needed to round out this frenzied performance demonstrates a discipline and camaraderie, rarely seen on stage. Simply a joy to watch." –⁠ Limelight Magazine ★★★★★ "Circus, as you’ve never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits. A genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza … so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human." –⁠ InDaily "The excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre." –⁠ The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★★ PRE-SALE BEGINS TUESDAY 8 MARCH TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC 9AM THURSDAY 10 MARCH [gravityform id="4" title="false" description="false”]

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13–15 October 2022

Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional,
individual, and collective.

It is set in the here and now. We won’t be transporting the audience to Verona. We are on a stage. In a theatre. In front of them!

Backbone is this amazing circus company’s third work. Their last show A Simple Space achieved huge international success and has been performed more than 700 times at 98 festivals and theatres across 29 countries.

“A glorious flow of action and reaction … The acrobatics are eloquent and sensational, full of original twists that spell out a new language.” –⁠ The Advertiser ★★★★★

“Magnetic world premiere, a perfect combination of fluidity, mettle and danger …The sheer strength of body and character needed to round out this frenzied performance demonstrates a discipline and camaraderie, rarely seen on stage. Simply a joy to watch.” –⁠ Limelight Magazine ★★★★★

“Circus, as you’ve never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits. A genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza … so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human.” –⁠ InDaily

“The excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre.” –⁠ The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★★

PRE-SALE BEGINS TUESDAY 8 MARCH
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC 9AM THURSDAY 10 MARCH

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Dates

Thursday 13 October, 7pm

Friday 14 October, 7pm

Saturday 15 October, 7pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Gravity & Other Myths

CATEGORY:
Circus & Physical Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes. Please note there is a lockout. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION


Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

COVID-19 SAFETY

At Canberra Theatre Centre, your safety is our priority.

Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe, find out how here.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

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