• Apr 24th 18:00
Ticket price:kr 250 - 425
Event info

A high-octane spree of physical virtuosity, Backbone tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective.

Staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic and dispensing of trickery and distraction, this is contemporary circus that goes straight for the jugular and leaves no viewer unmoved. Backbone is the culmination of all that's gone before: a celebration of human connectedness and the meaning of strength, its athletic appeal is run through with a conceptual brilliance that elevates it to a new level. Sexy but sincere, raw yet utterly disciplined, Backbone is proof you can't do the impossible without spending a little sweat.

Suitable for everyone aged 5 years and over.

“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)

“A show with something for everyone, accessible to all ages, with no pretension, nothing highbrow – except for the fact that your brow will be raised in a perpetual state of awe and delight” (Charleston City Paper)

“What a great show! It has the excitement of circus at its best combined with the grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre” (Sydney Morning Herald)

Director: Darcy Grant
Creative Associate: Triton Tunis-Mitchell
Current ensemble: Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Alyssa Moore, Kevin Beverley, Jordan Hart, Rachael Boyd, Lachlan Harper, Joren Dawson, Jackson Manson, Nick Martyn, Alexey Kochetkov
Composers and musicians: Elliot Zoerner & Shenton Gregory
Set & lighting designer: Geoff Cobham
Creative ensemble: Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Mieke Lizotte, Lewie West, Martin Schreiber, Joanne Curry, Lachlan Harper, Lewis Rankin, Jackson Manson

1 hour and 20 minutes; without intermission

Stavanger Concert Hall