Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.


West + North West North + North East South


10 – 19 MAR
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70 mins


Suitable for all ages

A pulsing, monolithic work of scale that unites audience, acrobat and choir into a single organism for a moment in time…

A shimmering mass of 30 acrobats and 30 Choir members unite and divide becoming spectacular systems and organisms of muscle, bone and voice.

The home-grown company that has conquered the world, brings together all three of its core ensembles plus a choir of 30 voices. The Pulse is the wholly Australian work of scale that we’ve been longing for. The Helpmann award-winning creative team responsible for Out of Chaos – director Darcy Grant, designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix – reunite to extend and amplify the signature spirit of this unique company: visceral, poetic, heart-stopping feats… Dispatched by your best mates.

It’s the heart-starter we all need.

“Gravity & Other Myths are the masters of the astonishing.”
– Limelight
Play in full screen for the full experience!


Director – Darcy Grant

Lighting & Set Designer – Geoff Cobham

Composer – Ekrem Eli Phoenix

Conductor – Christie Anderson

Creative Ensemble – Alyssa Moore, Amanda Lee, Andre Augustus, Annalise Moore, Axl Osborne, Benton Adams-Walker, Chris Carlos, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Ellen Grow, Jackson Manson, Jacob Randell, Jascha Boyce, Joanne Curry, Jordan Hart, Joren Dawson, Joshua Strachan, Kevin Beverley, Lachlan Binns, Lachlan Harper, Lewis Rankin, Lewis West, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lyndon Johnson, Margot Mansfield, Martin Schreiber, Maya Tregonning, Megan Giesbrecht, Rachel Boyd, Shani Stephens, Simon McClure, Tom Adams-Walker

Choir – Aurora (Young Adelaide Voices)

Company Producers – Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Darcy Grant

Executive Producer – Torben Brookman

Sound System Design – Mik Lavage

Production Manager – Belinda Respondeck

Technical Director – Marko Respondeck

Image Credit: Darcy Grant


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival and GWB Entertainment Pty Ltd.

Gravity & Other Myths is supported as an organisation by Arts South Australia.

The Pulse is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

The Pulse creative development was supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre.