Take a look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? It’s a question the artists of Gravity & Other Myths 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. 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.
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.