Clowning around at festival

Circus performer Jeromy Zwick specialises in juggling clubs and balls.
Circus performer Jeromy Zwick specialises in juggling clubs and balls.

The WA Circus School performer has been selected to take part at the internationally acclaimed Fremantle Street Arts Festival, which runs from Saturday, April 19, to Monday, April 21.

The annual event has been described as the world’s best outdoor theatre and attracted more than 100,000 people last year.

This year’s line-up includes theatre, busking, circus arts, music and physical performances.

Zwick has been perfecting the art of juggling for the past nine years when he first joined the WA Circus School. He now teaches at the school, while continuing to train with the Sliderz Youth Circus, the youth performance arm of the WA Circus School, which develops the skills of talented circus artists.

Although performing in public is nothing new to Zwick, he said things could still go wrong, especially being a juggler, but he was looking forward to being included in the festival’s international line-up.

‘I love the performance aspect and to be able to do what I enjoy so much,’ he said. In the future, Zwick hopes to gain a higher qualification in Circus Arts and work in the professional circus circuit or street arts scene.