5 star as The Pulse levitates and leaves audience gasping


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Gravity & & Other Misconceptions, Roslyn Packer Theatre, January 8

Examined by JILL SYKES

The Pulse is an exciting mix of gymnastics, theatre, circus, dance and choral music by the Adelaide-based group Gravity & & Other Misconceptions. Time and once again it provides tasks of physical resourcefulness and bold that make you gasp. Twenty-two acrobatic

entertainers are tossed and captured in twisting flight. They climb knees, backs and shoulders to reach as numerous as 4 in a towering human pole, and a lot more in huge structures, from which they boil down in mesmerising cumulative descents. They operate in amazing ensembles doing various

series throughout the phase, never ever clashing, and a few of them have dancing solos that offer cool interludes among the thoroughly choreographed hurly-burly that characterises the majority of the 70-minute show. It consists of 26 choristers of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’VOX, who move amongst the gymnastic

entertainers, quite a part of the action in addition to offering a vibrant performance of Ekrem Eli Phoenix’s interesting strong score. This real mix of visual and acoustic components in The Pulse is increased to stimulating stagecraft by Darcy Grant’s creative instructions and Geoff Cobham’s innovative lighting. And there is another crucial aspect: the sense of trust and caring in between the entertainers. In reaching out to each other, they move a sensation of neighborhood into the audience, which is extremely special. A cultural guide to heading out and caring your city.

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