The Mirror

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 GOM set out on a search for the “true” self.

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


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

Show Information

Show Duration: 80 minutes

Audience Suitability: 15+

Stage Size: Min 12m wide x 6m depth, height clearance of 6.5m to grid

Venue: Designed for proscenium arch theatres with 400+ capacity

Complete description, touring budget, and technical specifications supplied on request

Funding logos - Australian Government RISE fund, Arts South Australia, Chamaleon Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Touring History

  • August 17 - October 30
    Chamäleon Theater - Berlin, Germany
  • February 9 - March 11
    Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia
  • August 22 - December 31
    Chamaleon Theatre - Berlin, Germany
  • January 25 - 27
    The Cultch - Vancouver, Canada
  • February 8 - 10
    Le Diamant - Québec, Canada
  • February 15 - 18
    TOLive - Toronto, Canada
  • February 21 - March 3
    TOHU - Montreal, Canada
  • April 25 - 28
    Jatka78 - Prague, Czech Republic

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we make our work, the Kaurna people.

We honour their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that the Indigenous people are the first artists of Australia.

It is our privilege to live and create on their country.

Supported By

australian major festivals initiative logosouth australian logossouth australian circus centre logocarnival cinema logoipay logoRise Fund