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.
“The Australian company proves once more that they belong to those who define the state of art in the new circus genre.”
“Conceptual entertainment on a high artistic level. Contemporary circus in its purest form. A great delight.”
“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