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I Wish... Patch Theatre in collaboration with Gravity & Other Myths

12 – 14 April 2024

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Kids & Families

School Holiday Performance Ages 4 - 8 | I Wish... is an acrobatic adventure exploring all the things we could be. Through gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning visuals, and playful humour, explore our differences to reveal the magic of individuality.

I Wish… is a visually stunning spectacle of lights, circus feats and self-exploration

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An acrobatic adventure exploring all the things we could be...

People are made of stuff – good stuff and bad stuff, happy and sad stuff, stinky, odd, boring, dangerous, funny, sparkling potions of stuff. People also have secret ingredients – what could your secret ingredient be?

I Wish… is an exciting collaboration between two internationally renowned South Australian companies – leaders in children’s performance Patch Theatre and boundary-pushing circus company Gravity & Other Myths. Through gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning visuals, and playful humour, explore our differences to reveal the magic of individuality.

Enter a world of colour and creativity as performers imagine all the things they could be – from an astronaut to a unicorn, and everything in between. While exploring their feelings and differences on stage, they reveal the magic of individuality.

Featuring gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning visuals, and playful humour, I Wish… is an unforgettable live performance experience.

Sydney Opera House presents I Wish... by Patch Theatre in collaboration with Gravity & Other Myths

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Darcy Grant Artistic Director Gravity & Other Myths

Darcy Grant is a classically trained acrobat, award-winning fine art photographer, physical theatre director and founding member of Circa, revered as one of the world’s most adventurous, genre-defying circuses. He has trained, taught and toured work on the cutting edge of New Circus to some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Where theatre, dance, circus and visual art meet is where Darcy likes to practice. His visual aesthetic is foundation and scaffold to his show making. 

In 2017 Darcy was commissioned by Adelaide International Arts Festival to direct Backbone by Gravity & Other Myths. The show premiered to 5-star reviews and standing ovations, also attracting three Helpmann Award nominations including Best Choreography and Best New Australian Work. Darcy regularly shoots live performance for companies such as Opera Australia and The Farm and has had solo photographic exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Berlin.

Patch Theatre

Patch Theatre creates visually captivating performances for 4-8 year-olds, exploring how children see the world. Their works place children at the centre of the performance, promoting imagination, wonder and discovery.

Founded in South Australia in 1972, Patch has produced over 100 unique works and won countless awards. Patch performances have been presented across Australia and the globe, capturing the imaginations of children worldwide.

Each year, Patch provides inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences to over 50,000 children.

Gravity & Other Myths

Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) are one of Australia’s most acclaimed arts companies of the last decade; inspiring audiences, empowering artists and connecting communities worldwide.

Dubbed not small to medium but small and mighty, GOM is the only South Australian arts company of its size with such prolific and far-reaching output. Since GOM was founded in 2009, they have premiered eight acclaimed works presented in 37 countries to audiences in excess of 700,000; a testament to the experience of their leadership team and vision of their artists and key creatives.

GOM’s work celebrates humanity, play and physical virtuosity. It is bold, cheeky, daring and innovative, a true product of the company that creates it.

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