NEW show Ageless will combine youth circus performers with choral musicfrom those who have either experienced or are at risk of homeless.
Circus WA’s youth troupe, Sliders, the Starlight Hotel Choir and Perth Discovery Choir have created a show juxtaposing the fragility and wisdom of age with the strength and beauty of youth.
Ageless director Ross Vegas said when Circus WA moved to the Fremantle big top it brought the issue of homeless into sharp focus.
“It was a collision of cultures and then they became aware of the St. Patricks Community Care choir program,” he said.
“We thought it would be a nice hybrid, a nice fusion of really different people making something beautiful together.”
Mr Vegas said the theme of the show was age and youth.
“Young people doing speculator thing while older people will sing,” he said.
“I think working with the community you get to see real passion and real heart, I want to see something with emotional substance.
“I want the audience to feel awestruck, happy and sad at the same time.”
Performer Cassie Millard said she felt privileged to be part of the community show.
“To be part of a show with a choir I think the combination is really beautiful, bringing these elements together creates a different vibe on stage,” she said.
“I think it is a really good energy to have, I think it will deliver that awestruck, inspiring moment.
“I will be doing a solo trapeze with swinging at the end.”
WHEN: Friday May 17, Saturday May 18 and Sunday 19
WHERE: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street Fremantle.