Sydney Festival - The Pulse

6 Jan — 9 Jan 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Sydney Festival

The Pulse

The sheer scale of it will get you first. 30 bodies and 30 voices in a sweeping, pulsating ebb and flow of humanity. Then you’ll start to absorb the details – the expertly crafted passages of seemingly impossible levels of cooperation. The mountain of bodies crumbling into an ocean of voice in an epic yet intricate symphony of strength, sinew and haunting song. With your blood pumping and your heart in your mouth watch bodies soaring, diving, tumbling then finding centre, finding stillness, amidst chaos.

The world-renowned Australian physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths, which brought the acclaimed Backbone to Sydney Festival in 2018, now unites with Sydney Philharmonia Choir for The Pulse. A moving choral score meets and enhances the beauty of the physical display, as this landmark work explores how we –as people, communities or clusters of particles – respond to the changes that are continually happening around us.

From the Helpmann Award®-winning creative team of director Darcy Grant, lighting designer Geoff Cobham and composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix, The Pulse is a work of mighty ambition from a company that routinely eludes earth’s forces.

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)
A lock out period applies. Patrons arriving late will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

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