GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS
In this ‘dazzling and warm hearted’ performance (The Independent), individual and collective resilience is tested as the company tumble, backflip and walk across each other’s heads – Backbone explores the limits of emotional and physical endurance.
Winner of the Australian Dance Award (2018) for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Theatre, this is a stripped-back, raw showcase of human ability and connection.
"With a powerful live soundtrack and beautiful lighting design, expect ‘a genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza...so intensely beautiful it makes you proud to be human" - InDaily
“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
“Circus, as you’ve never seen it before, pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits” - InDaily
“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
Backbone has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, through the Confederation of International Arts Festivals Inc. commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Festival & Sydney Festival.
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