Circus and the art of community: The ArtsHubbub episode 16

The circus company that plays together, stays together, according to two of the co-founders of Gravity and Other Myths.

Who knew that COVID would have a silver lining?

Last year, in the midst of cancelled tours and pandemic chaos, Adelaide-based contemporary circus company Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) were able to make The Pulse, their most ambitious work to date.

‘Not only did we make The Pulse, but we also made another show called I Want To Touch You, which premiered in Adelaide Fringe, and started development on maybe five other shows as well,’ explained company director, co-founder, producer and acrobat Jascha Boyce.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts