A Simple Space

22 Nov (Sat) 7pm-8pm, Arena
23 Nov (Sun) 7pm-8pm, Arena

Why spend the weekend at home watching TV talent shows when you can get up close and personal and see the same kind of crazy stunts live? Australia’s coolest ensemble, Gravity & Other Myths, arrives in Hong Kong with their acrobatic show ‘A Simple Space’ after wowing audiences around the world, and we promise they will wow you too as they push themselves to their physical limits and beyond! ‘A Simple Space’ simply promises to be one of the most amazing acrobatic acts you’ve ever seen, with body drumming, human skipping ropes, faster-than-fast backflips, and what is basically a group of hot guys throwing hot girls across the stage!

"A total triumph. A riveting show of the most incredible physical feats." - The Guardian, UK
"Be prepared to have your breath taken away." - Three Weeks, Edinburgh UK

Help us out and push their physical limits!
These acrobats are very competitive! During this captivating show, they will hand out colourful plastic balls to you and invite you to throw them back on stage where a hand-stand competition is underway, or invite you to lie beneath them as they leap from one pair of boys to another landing in a handstand.

About Gravity & Other Myths
Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is a multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with emphasis on an honest approach to performance, moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, towards a fusion of acrobatic physical theatre.

 


s.l.o.a.p. (Space Left Over After Planning)

22 Nov (Sat) 12:30pm-12:50pm; 2:30pm-2:50pm; 4:50pm-5:10pm, Arena
23 Nov (Sun) 2:30pm-2:50pm; 4:30pm-4:50pm, Arena

Branch Nebula from Sydney, Australia brings s.l.o.a.p.’ (Space Left Over After Planning), their latest international production to Hong Kong. In collaboration with local street-style artists: parkourists, trickers, dancers, a trial motorcyclist, and a sound artist, they construct a massive playground of steel shipping containers, concrete blocks, and wooden boxes. s.l.o.a.p. is a visual spectacle in which tightly choreographed, fast paced action places the human body at the limits of survival. The performers hunt for challenges in the built environment, finding them in the most surprising ways, jumping gaps with cat-like agility, and landing with absolute precision. In the midst of the swirling bodies is you – the audience, playing a role as a ‘human obstacle’. If you have the guts to be positioned in the middle of the action then come and volunteer to be in s.l.o.a.p.. They say “Everyday you should do something that scares you”, and we need audience members to be in each performance. So bring your courage and be in the show, and bring all your friends to watch!

How to be a sloaper
We will recruit 30 participants for each session at the Arena 30 minutes before show starts.As a sloaper, you need to be:

  • Physically fit, and free from heart, back, or neck problems. Expectant mothers should not join
  • Above 8 years old
  • Wear comfy shoes

About Branch Nebula
Founded by Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters, Australian company Branch Nebula works across disciplines in performance, dance and design to challenge mainstream cultural conventions. Branch Nebula works with non-conventional performers and street-style artists to create professional opportunities and new visions for engaging with street-styles and choreography. Their works, which include the Helpmann nominated 'Concrete And Bone Sessions' and the Green Room award winning 'Whelping Box', have been toured to many festivals around the world.

 

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Private Dances

22 Nov (Sat)
Dance films: 11-12:30pm; Live dance* and Dance films: 2pm-4pm; 6pm-8pm, Dance Camp
23 Nov (Sun)
Dance films: 11-12:30pm; Live dance* and Dance films:  2pm-4pm; 6pm-8pm, Dance Camp
*8 performance sessions daily for Live dance, each lasts for 30 minutes

Photo: Nicola Dracoulis
Photo: Jorge de Araujo
Photo: Nicola Dracoulis

'Private Dances' is all about intimate encounters with dance — in camping tents! Transforming the outdoor grassland into an adventurous and magical camp-ground, you are invited to work your way through a selection of immersive and exquisite live performances and experimental dance films. Get up-close and experience this intimate adventure through which you and the artists can connect and share a moment of dance. Contemporary dance, Hip Hop, Chinese folk dance, Indian dance...you never know what you will find. Squeeze in and enjoy!

Original concept: Nat Cursio Co.
Curation / Creative direction: Nat Cursio and Anna Cheng
Producer: Anna Cheng

Places are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
'Meet the Artists' will be held after the 4th and the 8th session daily.

More details about Private Dances