Mirror - Theatre Sports

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Face each other and mirror actions - can they get so good that an observer can't see who is leading?




Pair students up and tell them to pick an A and B.
Tell A’s that they are looking in the mirror. (Optional: Tell them it is morning and they are getting ready for the day.)
Tell them to move VERY slowly. B’s are the mirror and must follow A so closely that an observer would not be able to tell who is leading and who is following. Encourage them to mirror not only body movement but also facial expression.
Have them switch after a minute or so. Then tell them that neither is the leader or follower. You will probably have tell them to go slower a few times.
Start again with A’s but this time tell them that they are talking to themselves in the mirror as B’s follow. Again let them switch and then try it with no leader and no follower.

Have 4 people in a square mirroring each other.

After two rounds open up a competition. You and the other leaders walk around the room and try to guess who the leaders are. Groups will be tapped out as you are able to figure out who is leading. The last team standing wins.


  • cooperative game
  • Drama
  • Drama games
  • friendship game
  • movement
  • theatre sports

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