Teenagers on the move

Melville Times - - NEWS -

WORK­ING with emerg­ing young per­form­ers when they are form­ing their artis­tic iden­tity is a unique ex­pe­ri­ence, ac­cord­ing to Cut­ting Teeth co-direc­tor Natano Fa'anana.

Cut­ting Teeth is a com­ing of age story per­formed by Slid­ers, Cir­cus WA’s youth troupe. Fa'anana said the story fo­cused on the junc­tion where teenagers de­cide which di­rec­tion to go in.

“We talk about end of school­ing, ill­ness, align­ments and even trauma, which has in­flu­enced the di­rec­tion of their life,” he said.

“The show has ev­ery­thing from trapeze to dou­ble trapeze, to four peo­ple on a rope, to two girls in an ae­rial hoop, hand bal­anc­ing and crazy tum­bling.

“There are stan­dard tricks that come with the cir­cus but there are these beau­ti­ful real mo­ments that be­long to each of the in­di­vid­ual as artists that I like to draw out, not so much trick ponies.”

Fa'anana said he loved work­ing with the next gen­er­a­tion of cir­cus per­form­ers.

“I am work­ing with peo­ple who are work­ing to form their iden­tity in terms of artists,” he said.

THE ES­SEN­TIALS

WHAT: Cut­ting Teeth WHEN: Jan­uary 24 and 25 WHERE: Freo Big Top

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d489883

Stella Masters and Tim Simp­son (front) with Phoebe In­gle­son and Mad­die Bar­rett at the rear.

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