In 2019, they thrilled the Chamäleon audience with their very distinctive circus style once before. Now they are finally returning to the Chamäleon stage with their latest circus work.
Conceptual sophistication has become one of the trademarks of Gravity & Other Myths. Their performances are full of nuanced imagery, brought to life through high-energy acrobatic choreographies. At the center, however, lie the warmth and personalities of the artists, who are all part of a tight-knit ensemble. Together, they let us take part in their world through great honesty, humor and vulnerability.
Gravity & Other Myths’ newest work, The Mirror, is the company’s most physically and conceptually ambitious challenge to date. Together with director Darcy Grant, the artists explore the idea of self-love and the value we place on our external vs. internal selves.
“The world is full of examples of inaccessible art by brilliantly incomprehensible masters, hedonistic entertainment that forces itself upon you.” says Darcy Grant. “Together we look for possibilities that can temper and question the often hard line between these worlds and in doing so we inevitably reflect on how we see ourselves in the equation.”
How can we push beyond our physical limits while also deeply questioning why we do so at all? How much does our self-love depend on how we are perceived by others?
The Mirror is both a nod to the extremes that people will go to please others and a reflection on the hidden parts of ourselves that make us unique.