The Mirror - Sydney Opera House (NSW)
Directed by Darcy Grant. Co-commissioned by the Sydney Opera House and the Chamäleon Theatre, Berlin.
Reviewed by Tessa Miles
Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre until Sunday 5 March
Tickets start from $59 + booking fee
- The Mirror is risky, sexy, and cheeky in all the right ways -
If you are looking for a night of entertainment that is outside the box and showcases incredible talent and skills, than look no further than The Mirror by Australian acrobatic troupe, Gravity and Other Myths, at the Sydney Opera House.
The award-winning Australian troupe brings an unexpected modern twist to the idea of circus, acrobatics, and cabaret by combining each. With the addition of screens, live cameras, selfie sticks and lighting designs, this electrifying production creates angles and intrigue.
This 70-minute show is filled to the brim with impressive acrobatic and circus skills with each performer making every move look effortless and eliciting several gasps from the audience throughout. Lighting effects and curtains create illusions, keeping the audience guessing what intricate stunt will be revealed next.
Photos by Daniel Boud
The stripped-down costumes each performer wears don’t leave much to the imagination but plays into the theme of the show - Exploration of ‘True-Self’ – all the while reflecting on the hidden parts of ourselves that makes us unique.
Each of the nine acrobats are an integral part of the performance and showcases that while each are unique individually, together as a unit they can form incredible stunts, interesting body positions, and impressive performances.
The troupe extends the cheekiness throughout the performance with several moments that have the audience laughing.
The mood for the night is set by musician Ekrem Eli Phoenix who moves effortlessly around the stage singing sultry tunes and, at times, being incorporated into different stunts. They also bring an element of cheekiness and comedy with the use of live cameras streaming on to the screen and questionable camera angle choices.
The troupe extends the cheekiness throughout the performance with several moments that have the audience laughing, including the moment when the troupe is marking a stunt in a ridiculous manner and Phoenix takes a lap of the audience with his camera and selfie stick in tow.
The Mirror is risky, sexy, and cheeky in all the right ways, giving Sydney a unique night of entertainment in an already thriving calendar of events for summer. If you are looking for a thrilling and exhilarating night of pure entertainment, then add The Mirror to your summer social calendar for a unique and entertaining experience.