Described as "Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit", A Simple Space is a raw, electrifying, beautiful show with all the right amounts of acrobatics, comedy and a dash of nudity.
Accompanied by a solo musician on an electric drumkit, it is intimate and fresh. This family-friendly production begins with seven members of the group experimenting with the classic "trust" game, where someone will fall towards the floor facing the ceiling, while hoping someone catches them before they hit the ground. Members sporadically begin to fall, giving out barely enough warning for someone to catch them. Audience members were on the edges of their seats, while the acrobats barely broke a sweat on their upper lip.
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Soon after, both genders in the six-man, two-woman ensemble are flying into the air, aided by only each other and incredible strength and flexibility. Every act has a sense of competition, apparent from the early extract which sees three male members participate in a skipping competition, and ends with one naked, albeit modestly, and a laughing audience. From cheerleading-esque acts to human skipping ropes, A Simple Space is a show to keep you thinking. Their incredible strength is memorising while performing acts that have never been seen before. Back-to-back winner of Best Circus at the Adelaide Fringe, A Simple Space is definitely one not to be missed. The show runs for the entire duration of the Adelaide Fringe, with tickets only $35 for adults, and $25 for TREv members. Perfect for the family with an appropriate time of 7:15, family tickets are also available for $107. Don't pass up the chance to witness this homegrown troupe, it's uncommon to have such an internationally renowned circus ensemble who are born and bred right here in Adelaide.