The Mirror is back! Our acclaimed co-commission from award-winning circus company Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) makes a triumphant return to the Chamäleon stage.
Take a look in the mirror. Do you like what you see?
It’s a question the artists of The Mirror face with curiosity and fearlessness, using their bone jarring physicality and extraordinary acrobatic precision to explore the connection between self-love and self-expression. High impact acrobatics spill off the stage, accompanied by a pulsing lighting and video design featuring an LED wall combining video art and live feed from multiple hand held cameras.
Immersed in richly layered electronic compositions and pop mash-ups, the acrobats keep pushing their outer limits while simultaneously questioning the act of performance itself. Where does entertainment end and art begin? What does authenticity mean in an age of ever present screens and permanent self-promotion?
The Mirror premiered at the Chamäleon in the fall of 2022 and was a smash hit with audiences and critics alike. A sold-out season in Berlin was followed by a four-week run at the Sydney Opera House in spring 2023. For our return season at the Chamäleon theater, GOM’s artists will immerse themselves in the themes of The Mirror again and, with some faces both old and new, captivate Berlin once more.
Performed by: Emily Gare, Lewis Rankin, Maya Tregonning, Hamish McCourty, Jack Manson, Jordan Hart, Josh Strachan, Megan Giesbrecht and Isabel Estrella. The music will be performed by Australian singer and actor Megan Drury.
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
Photos: Andy Phillipson
Co-Comissioned by: Chamäleon Berlin & Sydney Opera House
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.
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
About the Company
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 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.