Beg, borrow, steal yourself a ticket to Backbone by Gravity and Other Myths at the South Bank Centre. Just back and it's a firework of joy and exuberance. Circus and acrobalance at its very best - the kind that makes you feel.
What I loved was this. I recognised it. The joy of play. Trust, communication, affection, the utter delight in what we can physically do. How we're music and magic in motion. The community, the comfort and familiarity with each others bodies I know from acro and dance, which isn't sexual, it's about playfulness and care. The laughter that bubbles up in me when someone picks me up and spins me around on a dancefloor, or lifts me over their head.
I was in wonder. The childlike wonder of seeing something extraordinary for the first time, but also the wonder that comes from knowledge, of how they're making the hard look easy and effortless. Touches of circus, acroyoga, contact improv, dance, martial arts and more all in this.
One girl held a straight line handstand for minutes as the others climbed and floated up to four high standing. The depth of backbends I wish I could do half as well on my yoga mat. How they literally flew. The strength and power, grace and timing it takes.
The spotter in me had my heart in my mouth, breath held and arms reached out to catch as they did things that would terrify me.
It's charming, funny and brilliant and I left so so happy and in awe. Go.
Press photo of the show.
Just Listed - 1402/1 Freshwater Place, Southbank $650,000
City Views from Southbank
Superbly located within the popular Freshwater Complex, this one-bedroom 'city side' apartment is an absolute standout example of idyllic city living. Spacious, modern and sleek, the apartment boasts the best Freshwater prestigious living has to offer. Includes spectacular Melbourne city views taking in Flinders Street Station and across to Federation Square from the living area and bedroom, or open the door to the full length balcony, you'll feel like you're living in the best apartment in town.
Featuring a very large open living and dining area, full size kitchen with Smeg appliances and stone benchtops, brightt & sunny master bedroom (BIRs). The balcony overlooks the Yarra River, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square plus car space, secure entry, concierge, access to pool, gym & BBQ areas on the 10th floor
Set just a block back from Melbourne's most iconic river, the apartment is located a short walk to the bustling and fashionable CBD, as well as areas such as Southbank, Docklands and South Melbourne. However there are also plenty useful amenities within the Freshwater Complex, including cafes, shops and gyms. Enjoy a pleasant stroll to Southgate, Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Royal Botanical Gardens, South Melbourne Market, Flinders Street Station and trendy restaurants and bars in the city. So central to absolutely anything you could think of.
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