The Mirror
Gravity & Other Myths











The Mirror is the company’s most physically and conceptually ambitious challenge to date. 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 Gravity & Other Myths set out on a search for the “true” self.


Show Duration: 75min
Audience Suitability: 15+
Stage Size: Min 12m wide x 8m deep / height clearance of 6m to grid
Venue Capacity: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 400+ capacity
Touring Party: 12 (13)

Claudius Bensch


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
Ensemble: Martin Schreiber, Simon McClure, Lisa Goldsworthy, Lewis Rankin, Dylan Phillips, Emily Gare, Jascha Boyce, Lachlan Binns, Maya Tregonning, Ekrem Eli Phoenix


The Mirror
"The Australian company proves once more that they belong to those who define the state of art in the New Circus genre."
Der Tagesspiegel
"Musically strong, fantastic acrobatics, a very artistic overall picture."
rbb Inforadio
"Conceptual entertainment on a high artistic level. New, contemporary circus in its purest form. A great delight."
Berliner Morgenpost