Oh no, our season of The Mirror is already over!
But not to worry, the residency of Gravity & Other Myths still continues. Please visit our programme for all further information.
They spin through the air, build staggering human towers and create nuanced, flowing choreographies: Award-winning company Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) is back at the Chamäleon with their latest work.
The Mirror is the company’s most physically and conceptually ambitious challenge to date. Together with director Darcy Grant, the artists explore the concept of entertainment through the language of contemporary circus and question what the modern human finds entertaining. What do we want to show the world and is it something that others want to see? What does authenticity mean, especially in the age of ubiquitous screens and permanent self-presentation?
The high-level dance and acrobatics in the piece are offset by an innovative contemporary design, using an LED wall, cameras and selfie sticks. Highly expressive, playful and accompanied by the outstanding electronic compositions and pop mash-ups of musician Ekrem Eli Phoenix, the artists of GOM set out on a search for the “true” self.
The performance on October 13 will be followed by an audience talk in German and English, moderated by Theaterscoutings Berlin.
On October 23, the musical sequences of the non-verbal show will be accompanied by a musical performance in German sign language by Sophia Mushold. The evening will be supported by Ute Sybille Schmitz and Erika Müller.
Director: Darcy Grant
Set & Lighting Designer: Matt Adey
Associate Designer: Lachlan Binns
Composer: Ekrem Phoenix
Costume Designer: Renate Henschke
Creative Producer: Jascha Boyce
Sound Design: Mik La Vage
Age Recommendation: 12+
Content Note: The performance explores themes of sexuality and contains depictions of mild nudity.
Lighting Note: Stroboscopic lighting effects are used during the course of the production, which may pose an increased health risk to those at risk of epilepsy.
Audio Note: Our theater has a modern sound system, which is why the volume can be higher. If you are sensitive to the volume, our team will be happy to provide you with ear protection.
Co-Produced by: Chamäleon Berlin
In the Press
The Australian company proves once more that they belong to those who define the state of art in the New Circus genre
Musically strong, fantastic acrobatics, a very artistic overall picture
Conceptual entertainment on a high artistic level. New, contemporary circus in its purest form. A great delight
A Company in Residence
From August to December 2022, Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) will present two productions under the motto “A Company in Residence”. With this we continue a format whose first edition has inspired us and our guests enormously in the past year. Designed as a production concept, “A Company in Residence” aims to support the creative work of the artists and at the same time present our audience with outstanding, newly created or adapted productions.
Gravity & Other Myths is an acrobatics and physical theatre company pushing the boundaries of new circus. Through a series of disarmingly accomplished ensemble works, GOM has evolved to become an established and respected Australian company, challenging the ecology of new circus through conceptual sophistication and acrobatic virtuosity while nurturing human connection.
Formed in 2009 by a group of young Adelaide artists with a passion for circus and physical theatre, the past 12 years have seen GOM successfully consolidate a meteoric introduction to the arts sector through steady growth, six critically acclaimed works and broad global success having toured to 37 countries with a collective attendance in excess of 750,000. The circus industry, the wider arts community and audiences worldwide have embraced the unique playfulness, honesty and physical mastery in the company’s work.