Vancouver is getting the North American premiere of Gravity & Other Myths’ “The Mirror”

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      It’s a work that seems like it will not just defy genres, but properly explode them.

      Vancouver is lucky enough to host the North American premiere of Australian circus company Gravity & Other Myths’ The Mirror, which hits the Vancouver Playhouse from January 24 to 27.

      Presented by DanceHouse and The Cultch, The Mirror, which premiered in Berlin in 2022, is part acro, part dance, part theatre—it’s art meets athleticism.

      “Renowned for its genre-defying performance, Gravity & Other Myths’ The Mirror is a study of contrasts,” says Jim Smith, Artistic and Executive Director of DanceHouse, in a statement. “At once both effervescent and arcane, visceral and cheeky, the full-length work strips bare the architecture of performance itself, at times penetrating the fourth wall to expose audiences to the inner workings of their incredible stage presence.”

      Exploring our desire for human connection in an increasingly isolating world, The Mirror uses innovative design and props (think: selfie sticks, an LED wall) to take audiences on a journey of discomfort, humour, and ultimately, self-awareness.

      Photo by Andy Phillipson.

      The Mirror

      January 24 to 27, 8pm

      Where: Vancouver Playhouse

      Tickets: Available online