On stage at Vancouver Playhouse until January 27th, DanceHouse and The Cultch present the North American premiere of Gravity & Other Myths’ (GOM) acrobatic and athletically-charged work, The Mirror. The run is nearly sold out so get tickets now, if you can, because this is a show not to be missed!
In their annual collaboration, DanceHouse and The Cultch have once again brought mesmerizing contemporary circus to Vancouver, and working with other companies to welcome The Mirror across the country.
Like stepping through the looking glass, The Mirror, takes us into a world that combines music, acrobatics, dance, strength, clowning and charismatic athletic performers; Isabel Estrella, Emily Gare, Megan Giesbrecht, Jordan Hart, Jack Manson, Hamish McCourty, Lewis Rankin, Josh Strachan, and Maya Tregonning,
Directed by GOM Artistic Director Darcy Grant, the acrobats highlight their powerful physical instruments in stripped (sometimes very stripped) down performances, while surrounded by equally stripped-down but innovative production design which incorporate a roaming LED-screen replicating a mirror wall, mounted and handheld LED light sticks, cameras and selfie sticks all set to a lightning quick electronica-infused pop-medley soundtrack sung by verbal acrobat Megan Drury.
Throughout the 75 minute performance the audience broke out in plenty of spontaneous applause, gasps and laughter as breathtaking feats of strength, balance, and skilled choreography were counter-balanced by moments of levity, bringing laughs like the clowns of circuses of old.
The thrilling edge-of-your-seat performance is only in Vancouver for three more evenings and nearly sold out so find tickets for The Mirror as soon as possible, you won’t be sorry. Find showtimes, details and tickets at dancehouse.ca/event/gravity-and-other-myths
If you can’t make it to this production, catch the next DanceHouse collaboration, with Dancers of Damelahamid. The Vancouver premiere of Vástádus eana – The answer is land running February 23 and 24, at the Vancouver Playhouse. A politically-charged and spiritually-centred work by Indigenous Sámi choreographer and filmmaker Elle Sofe Sara, inspired by anti-colonial and environmental activism and Sámi spiritual practices.