Gravity & Other Myths

Acrobats Thumb Their Noses at the Rules of Gravity. Backbone, performed by Australia’s Gravity & Other Myths, is an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.
Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8pm
Tickets: $40, $49, $100
Australia’s own acrobatic troupe—up close, sweaty, sexy, utterly charming and contagiously joyful. This amazing, no-frills circus company’s last show, A Simple Space, took the world (and the Barclay) by storm. Now their brand-new work, Backbone, (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.
Gravity & Other Myths is a multi-award-winning and well-respected Australian acrobatics ensemble. The company creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the ensemble creates and directs their own work with an emphasis on an honest approach to performance. Moving away from traditional circus and theatre models, the company aims for a fusion of simple, effective acrobatic physical theatre.
Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.
East Meets West: International Dance and Music Festival
Dance, Music Presented by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The East Meets West International Dance and Music Festival celebrates global dance. In collaboration with regional and international partners, the concert features UCI Dance, Southland Ballet Academy, classical Indian dance soloist Sukanya Kumar, Beijing Dance Academy, Yaya Dance Academy, international opera star KeLuwa and Erhu player, Zhang Shunxiang.


MOMIX combines magical lighting and illusionary visuals to produce a show full of surprising transformations.
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8pm
Tickets: $58, $70, $150
Enter a fantasy world of surrealistic images and wonder. With astonishing inventiveness and whimsical imagination, the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX present a program in celebration of the company’s 38 years of creation. First presented by the Barclay 20 years ago, MOMIX combines magical lighting and illusionary visuals to produce a show full of surprising transformations. Using riveting music, exquisite costumes and sublime choreography, MOMIX creates a phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle brimming with sensual beauty and humor—it’s MOMIX at its most magical.
Viva MOMIX is a mix-and-match variety of sections from Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea. Small vignettes make up the 2-act performance, mixing traditional MOMIX styles of illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness.
The concert honors the legacy of Paco De Lucía with fiery music and dance.
Paco de Lucía Project

Paco de Lucia Project

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8pm
Tickets: $45, $55, $65, $110
Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career.
This uniquely personal tribute will include de Lucía’s jewels such as “Zyryab,” “Canción de Amor” and “Entre dos Aguas,” as well as passionate flamenco dance.
The concert will include the dancer Farruco, who hails from an illustrious Spanish flamenco dynasty: his grandfather, El Farruco, was the greatest gypsy dancer of the 20th century.
LINEUP: Antonio Sánchez (guitar); Antonio Serrano (harmonica); Alain Pérez (bass); Israel Suárez “Piraña” (percussion); David de Jacoba (vocals); Antonio Fernández “Farruco” (dance)
About Irvine Barclay Theatre
Since opening its doors in 1990, Irvine Barclay Theatre has emerged as one of California’s most imaginative performing arts showcases. A unique collaborative venture among the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine, and the private sector, the theatre has a reputation for wide-ranging programming in the fields of contemporary dance, music, and theater arts. Performances take place in the 750-seat “jewel box” theatre which is renowned for its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics. Visit to learn about our exciting new season!’
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