Gravity & Other Myths AUS

The Mirror

Leading Australian company Gravity & Other Myths brings its most physically and conceptually challenging performance to date.

In The Mirror, 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.

Please note that a strobe light is used in the performance.


“The Australian company proves once more that they belong to those who define the state of art in the new circus genre.”

Der Tagesspiegel

“Conceptual entertainment on a high artistic level. Contemporary circus in its purest form. A great delight.”

Berliner Morgenpost

“Intimate and hilarious, this performance from contemporary circus company Gravity & Other Myths is one of a kind.” ★★★★★


“The Mirror is risky, sexy, and cheeky in all the right ways.” ★★★★½

Theatre Thoughts
75 min.
Suitable from
8 years
No spoken language
17. 8. 2022

Dates & Tickets

Now not showing. Current shows

Creators & cast

  • Director Darcy Grant
  • Associate Director Jascha Boyce
  • Set & Lighting Designer Matt Adey
  • Associate Designer Lachlan Binns
  • Composer Ekrem Eli Phoenix
  • Sound Design Mik La Vage
  • Costume Designer Renate Henschke
  • Original cast Martin Schreiber, Simon McClure, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lewis Rankin, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Maya Tregonning, Ekrem Eli Phoenix
  • Represented by Aurora Nova