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AAF: Backbone

AAF: Backbone

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  • Thu 14 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 8:50pm
  • Fri 15 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 8:50pm
  • Sat 16 Mar ’19, 7:30pm – 8:50pm
  • Sun 17 Mar ’19, 4:00pm – 5:20pm


ASB Theatre - Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $69.00
  • A Res: $59.00
  • A Res Conc / Group 6+: $53.00
  • A Res Child: $39.00
  • B Res: $49.00
  • B Res Conc / Group 6+: $43.00
  • B Res Child: $31.00
  • C Res: $39.00
  • C Res Child: $22.00


Hair-raising circus that tests the limits of mind, body and soul.

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 male and female 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.

★★★★★ “Fluidity, mettle and danger... It's simply a joy to watch.” — Limelight
★★★★★ " The excitement of circus at its best combined with grace and choreographic line of dance, and the magical undercurrents of good theatre." — Sydney Morning Herald

Recommended for ages 8+

Duration: 1hr, 20mins no interval.

Directed by Darcy Grant
Designed by Geoff Cobham

Supported by The Hits
Backbone has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

Very visual show without much dialogue.
Thu 14 March 7.30PM & Sun 17 March 4.00PM
Visit aaf.co.nz/access for details

*Service fees apply to all tickets.

Image: © Carnival Cinema

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