Cir­cus not for kids

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage - Sara Fitz­patrick

A NEW cir­cus is com­ing to town and it’s un­like any you’ve seen be­fore.

A naughty clown, crude co­me­dian and ex­otic dancers are just some of the char­ac­ters at play in IN­FA­MOUS.

Need­less to say, this is not an event for the kids.

Agile per­form­ers also ap­pear in death-de­fy­ing aerial acts and for­mer Aus­tralian Idol con­tes­tant Cosima De Vito pro­vides the vo­cals.

“I want to re­move the stigma that the cir­cus is just for fam­ily and kids,” tour man­ager Louise Evans said.

“We of­ten get the stigma of ‘carnies’ – car­ni­val peo­ple – and

we are the op­po­site of that.

“Our per­form­ers are ac­tu­ally ath­letes who work very hard.

“We have got­ten foot­ballers up on our rigs be­fore and they can­not do what we do be­cause they don’t have the agility and abil­ity to make their bod­ies do what we do.”

The Perth cir­cus – three years in the mak­ing – will per­form nine shows at home be­fore tour­ing the coun­try.

“If it goes well, we’ll be go­ing off to Sin­ga­pore and Dubai,” Evans said.

“We have put a lot of time, money and ef­fort into this pro­duc­tion, so if we can take it in­ter­na­tion­ally, which we likely will, we’ll do it. Whether you are com­ing with friends or with your part­ner, we have an act for the ladies and gents to feast their eyes upon in this new adult­sonly up­take of the tra­di­tional cir­cus.”

IN­FA­MOUS will launch un­der the Spiegel Big Top next week in Vic­to­ria Park.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d469614

WHAT: WHEN: WHERE:

TICK­ETS: Kloe Burke, Holly Tar­gett, Kar­lee Kamin­ski and Emily Cairns.

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