A Simple Space by Gravity and Other Myths

About The Project

In October 2016, Potluck Arts launch its inaugural season with ¡CIRCUS SITES!, in partnership with Downtown Springdale Alliance. This series featured ticketed performances, Lunch with a Circus Artist events and circus skills workshops in surprising locations in downtown Springdale, ¡Circus Sites! brought the art form of Contemporary Circus to Northwest Arkansas offering thrilling aesthetically sophisticated entertainment to enthrall arts newcomers, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs, together.

¡Circus Sites! presented electrifying performances by world-celebrated acrobats and tightrope dancers in unexpected places in downtown Springdale. The project was designed to activate unique and surprising locations that will expand Northwest Arkansas’ concept of where the arts can be experienced. ¡Circus Sites! invited families from across Northwest Arkansas’ cultural sectors to experience this sensational, daring and exhilarating art form in uncommon places performed by artists from Australia and Switzerland.

Project Details

Dates: October 6-9, 2016

Location: Springdale Civic Center

Series: ¡CIRCUS SITES!

Partnerships: Downtown Springdale Alliance

Support: Walton Family Foundation, Springdale Civic Center

About The Performance

A Simple Space delivers a playful, intimate audience experience. Through jaw-dropping athleticism and lighthearted competitiveness, seven exceptional acrobats include the audience within the camaraderie of their life-long friendship. Inches from the action, the audience is exhilarated by the acrobats’ physicality as they invite viewers into their contagious, spirited fun.

About The Company

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