Va­lerie’s bal­anc­ing act

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

LA SOIREE will re­turn to this year’s Fringe World Fes­ti­val in Cathe­dral Square, with a new show in the Edith Spiegel­tent.

Among the tan­ta­lis­ing list of new acts and old favourites for the show’s third sea­son in Perth, the stun­ning Va­lerie Murzak will show­case her daz­zling con­tor­tion and hand bal­ance mir­ror ball act.

The Moscow-born per­former, who now lives in Lon­don, is the daugh­ter of two cir­cus artists and grew up trav­el­ling the world and per­form­ing from the age of six.

Va­lerie said she had been per­form­ing rou­tines with a ball from a young age, but it was on a night out in Lon­don when she had the idea to use a mir­ror ball.

“I grew up in the cir­cus and when I was 10 I started per­form­ing a rou­tine with my dad us­ing a ball,” she said.

“Three years ago I was on a night out and I saw a giant disco ball hang­ing from the roof and I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I de­cided to have one made and use it in my show.”

It is the per­former’s first time at Fringe in Perth, and she said she had plans to check out some of WA’s fa­mous beaches over the next month.

“La Soiree is a very pop­u­lar show and I feel very hon­oured and ex­cited to be part of it,” she said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing a lot of other shows while I’m here and see­ing a bit of Perth.”

To buy tick­ets or to check out other acts in La Soiree visit http://www.la-soiree.com/book­tick­ets.

Pic­tures: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d463721

Va­lerie Murzak per­forms her mir­ror ball act; singer Acan­tha Lang (be­low).

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