"We were all members of the performing troupe and trained together for more than five years until we started graduating from high school and we decided to create our first show, Freefall not really expecting to come this far," she says. "From the beginning we have always focused our energy into creating work that is accessible, engaging, honest and joyful. Our close relationships to one another have played a invaluable role in the success this type of work both emotionally and physically. While people have come and gone over the years, four of the five current directors of GOM are also founding members so we have been working together for quite a while now!"
Despite having bodies flung high into the air, the years of experiences Boyce and GOM have makes them slightly less dangerous than the audience can understandably be led to believe. "Surprisingly most of what we do onstage is less dangerous than driving a car! The majority of the skills we display onstage we have been training for years, so they are at a level now that we can perform them with confidence even when we may be a little distracted by the audience," she explains. "We do however enjoy adding skills to the show that are more of a challenge for us so when you see A Simple Space, you will notice moments when each of us needs to take a moment to focus - that is often when we are about to perform a new trick!"
Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Season: 3 - 14 January | Tues - Fri 7:o0pm, Sat - Sun 8:00pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $30 - $36
Bookings: Arts Centre Melbourne
Main photo credit: Steve Ullathorne