Cir­cus grate­ful to com­mu­nity

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Michael Traill

The Moscow Show’s or­gan­iser, Mark Ed­g­ley, has thanked the town of Nar­ro­gin for its sup­port and friend­li­ness as the “ex­treme cir­cus” wrapped up its six lo­cal per­for­mances on Sun­day.

“We want to thank the Nar­ro­gin com­mu­nity for their to­tal sup­port, the show was a suc­cess and it was well worth com­ing here,” he said.

“The peo­ple were very friendly and the whole place was ac­tu­ally re­ally com­fort­ing.”

An es­ti­mated 2500 peo­ple — more than half the town’s pop­u­la­tion — at­tended the six shows, which fea­tured crowd in­ter­ac­tions and acts that seemed to push the bound­aries of work­place oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety.

None of th­ese dare­devil acts pushed safety bound­aries more than the fi­nale, com­pris­ing four mo­tor­cy­clists in “the cage”, and fea­tur­ing Brazil­ian clown and rider Wal­i­son Muh — who started in the in­dus­try as a pop­corn seller.

“I can’t ex­plain it, the adrenalin is some­thing I re­ally like and ob­vi­ously we have got to trust each other, and it takes a lot of prac­tice,” he said. “You don’t have a lot of safety, it is just about trust.”

Mr Muh said he loved the Aus­tralian crowds.

“The Aus­tralian pub­lic is amaz­ing, it’s so in­ter­ac­tive — it’s what I love as a clown.”

Colom­bian high wire per­former Hewi­son Lyezkosky said he’s known noth­ing but the cir­cus life.

“The life­style is good, you get to travel and know places. What I do is my pas­sion and en­ter­tain­ing is a good thing to do,” he said.

“And I love the cheers from the crowd.”

Ae­rial acts were a com­mon fea­ture of the show.

A per­former warms up be­fore the show.

The Moscow Cir­cus farewells the crowd.

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