Festival Review: Out of Chaos…

The crew behind Gravity and Other Myths spent time in France perfecting their newest show, which focuses on the creation of life from the smallest beginnings.

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Engaging. Stunning. Considered.
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5

Reviewed at Scott Theatre on 1 March 2019

Presented by Gravity and Other Myths

Gravity and Other Myths continues their surreal and defining productions in their latest show Out of Chaos….

The crew behind Gravity and Other Myths spent time in France perfecting their newest show, which focuses on the creation of life from the smallest beginnings. The show has been described as ‘new circus’ which is a blend of alternate styles of performance, in particular physical theatre, dance, and circus, that follows a single plot connecting the individual scenes.

There are quite a few elements in the commercial description of the show which project the story and artistry that hit into the ‘art wank’ side of what appears in the actual show. What does appear in the actual show is a fully developed, stunning physical theatre display.

Out of Chaos… presents a wonderful exhibition in the manipulation of light, movement, and sound to create a unique and impressive contemporary evolution within the genre of physical theatre. At the centre of the work are modern dance, circus elements, and music, which combine with the shadows and lighting to focus on a general spectacle plotline.

The show is a considered and studied piece that demonstrates the next steps in contemporary dance and where Australian physical theatre productions can place themselves in the modern theatre realm. The work, directed by Darcy Grant, is a stunning, measured and engaging show. There is a sense of connection and professional intimacy found watching the performers as they support each other to the benefit of the final show.

Gravity and Other Myths’ Out of Chaos… is an absolute joy to watch and an overall captivating show.

Reviewed by Alex Dunkin
Twitter: @AlexDunkin

Venue:  Scott Theatre, The University of Adelaide
Season:  27th  Feb – 6th March 2019
Duration:  1 hour 20 mins
Tickets:  $25.00 – $59.00

 

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