6–10 JANUARY The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve $25 + BF
The Pulse
The Pulse
6–10 JANUARY The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve $25 + BF
The Pulse
$25 + BF
“Gravity & Other Myths are the masters of the astonishing”
– Limelight

The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve is an all-weather venue and Sydney Festival is committed to going ahead with performances come rain or shine. Please come prepared. Venue seatmap -->


One of Australia’s finest boundary-pushing, jaw-slackening circus company reveal their most ambitious show yet. Gravity & Other Myths’ The Pulse is packed to the brim with visceral, poetic and heart-stopping feats of strength and agility.  

Returning to Sydney Festival following their multi-award-winning work Backbone (Sydney Festival 2018), The Pulse brings together 30 acrobats and a 30 strong choir into “one shimmering mass [with] spectacular systems and organisms of muscle, bone and voice” says Darcy Grant, Creative Lead for Gravity & Other Myths. 

Watch as a mountain of bodies crumbles into an ocean of voice and towering human structures glide with precision through five kilometres of pulsing computer-controlled web, complete with reactive, intense lighting design and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix’s soundtrack, made to mimic the beat of your (racing) pulse. 

Runtime: 70 mins

Performance Times

Wed 6 Jan at 8.30pm (TBA)
Thu 7 Jan at 8.30pm
Fri 8 Jan at 8.30pm
Sat 9 Jan at 8.30pm
Sun 10 Jan at 8.30pm

Ticketing and Pricing
  • General Admission Full Price – $25
    General Admission Concession – $22
    + booking fee

Wheelchair Access
The only entrance to The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve is via The Cutaway. Care Park operate a car park beneath the Reserve, accessed via Towns Place, which provides eight accessible parking spaces on level B1. A lift from this car park opens to the entrance to The Headland. 

Visual Content
75% visual content. This performance has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds. 

Cast and Credits

Gravity & Other Myths (Australia) 

Director Darcy Grant 
Designer Geoff Cobham 
Composer Ekrem Phoenix 
Conductor Christie Anderson 

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

Company Producers Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Darcy Grant 
Executive Producer Torben Brookman (GWB Entertainment)  
Sound System Design Mik LaVage 
Production Manager Belinda Murphy 
Technical Director Marko Respondeck

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 and Darwin Festival.

Government Partners
Create NSW Barangaroo Destination NSW
Alpha Box & Dice Major Festivals Initiative

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