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Thu 14 Mar 2019, 07:30 pm


5 days ago, Sun 17 Mar 2019, 05:20 pm


ASB Theatre
50 Mayoral Drive


Circus, Festivals Arts,


$22 - $69

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Combining brains, muscle, teamwork and heart, Backbone is an acrobatic marvel you have to see to believe. Its jaw-dropping physical feats conquer the impossible with the bare essentials: strength, spirit and creativity that will have you on the edge of your seat and smiling from ear to ear.

From revolutionary Australian company Gravity & Other Myths, whose boundary-defying acts have elevated it to the pinnacle of international contemporary circus, this acclaimed new show is a playful and powerful showcase of what they do best: celebrating human connectedness through daring leaps of faith, highlighted by incredible performers, award-winning stagecraft and sublime live music.

Sweaty, sinuous and seriously impressive, Backbone is circus stripped back to its physical and emotional core, and is all the more exhilarating for it.

Auckland Arts Festival Artistic Director, Jonathan Bielski says, “Backbone is a masterpiece of modern circus. I thought I’d seen everything there was to see until I went to this. It’s not just for families, kids, and circus and theatre-lovers, Backbone is a show for thrill-seekers.”

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

The full AAF 2019 programme is at

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