CircusWA to Host Fremantle Show to Support ‘Circus Humans of the Future’
International star acrobat Nathan Kell will spearhead a 360-degree show in Fremantle this month as a fundraiser to create opportunities for young people to become the circus humans of the future.
Kell, who has been on Circus Oz shows before, will direct a production featuring three professional artists and four young performers at CircusWA’s Freo Big Top on October 9.
The funds raised will go towards the development of the Aboriginal circus for young people and the specialized disability programs of CircusWA, as well as the support of two groups of young people.
This month’s event will be the first since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Perth last year.
Marketing and finance manager Gy Wilson said the production would be run by local magician Pierre Ulric, who would keep “the conversations and the magic happening.”
“We have created an environment in which our audience can feel the magic of the circus,” he said.
“We have three professional artists performing alongside four of our young artists.
“The performance will emerge and disappear for two hours, telling the story of growth and transformation.
“The performers will fall through the roof of the marquee and emerge through the sides, creating the illusion that the space is porous.
“Our audience will also have the opportunity to meet circus performers, hear firsthand stories and hear about CircusWA’s activities and plans.”
With Mr. Wilson’s help, the funds would be used to give young people the opportunity to become “circus men of the future”.
“The funds will be used to increase the diversity of our performers,” he said.
“We have two programs that also require funding – our circus development program for native youth and our disability program called Circus? You can!”
The event will take place on October 9 from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book at trybooking.com/BTUAU.