Brains, Heart and Space for the Simple: a Conversation with Gravity and Other Myths - CircusTalk

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Brains, Heart and Space for the Simple: a Conversation with Gravity and Other Myths

“Bigger is better” is a long time American circus tagline. It needs no interpretation. Adhering to this slogan, one would think that success for a touring circus company means more shows, more teams on the road, more countries visited to make more money. It’s a formula that smells of corporate conquests.
From the outside, Gravity and Other Myths fits the bill. In a quick decade they have gone from classmates at CirKids training center in Adelaide, Australia to being on the brink of sending their third full cast on a world tour. Rather than itching to conquer the contemporary circus scene, the enthusiastic cast members of Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) have nothing but gratitude and awe (backed by a lot of hard work) for their rapid growth.  The company is thrilled to be making their New York City debut with the award winning A Simple Space playing at The New Victory Theater. I had a delightful discussion with cast members Jake Randell, Elliot Zoerner and Ashleigh Pearce ...
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Madeline Hoak

Madeline is a NYC based performer, producer, professor, and choreographer specializing in aerial, acrobatics, dance and movement direction. She is an adjunct professor of Aerial Arts at Pace University, on staff at Aerial Arts NYC and The Muse Brooklyn and initiated the Aerial program at Muhlenberg College where she taught from 2011 - 2017. Her movement direction contributed to Circle Theater NYC’s production of The Mountain winning Outstanding Original Choreography/Movement, 2015. She co-choreographed The Battles, a musical voted by Broadway producer Ken Davenport one of the top 10 new scripts of 2016. Madeline's choreography has been presented at Dixon Place, Circus Warehouse, BAX, The House of Yes, Abron Arts Center, Times Square, The Flea, STREB, Galapagos, and The Muse. She received BAs in Dance and Theater from Muhlenberg College and is currently studying at NYU’s Gallatin school of Individualized Study where she is designing a master’s degree in circus studies with a focus on dramaturgy and creative processes.