Maxima-Circus Beyond Limits in Mandurah this weekend

Theatre group Maxima in rehearsal for the new show.
Theatre group Maxima in rehearsal for the new show.

IF we are fearless we can take a flying leap into the unknown.

And that’s what a group of performers will do in the world premiere of Mandurah-based Maxima-Circus Beyond Limits show Fearless in Mandurah this week.

Australia’s newest circus company’s show is a fast-paced, action-packed, gutsy and dangerously magical show for the whole family featuring daring aerials, breath-taking acrobatics, suspension and flying and falling in which performers face their inner fears.

Director Sally Richardson said the group had a three- year contract with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

“The centre is the perfect place for such a show and a real vision from centre general manager Guy Boyce,’’ she said.

Many cast members have connections to Mandurah and two trained with Mandurah-based Pulse WA.

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As a youngster, Reece Cooper (23) competed in gymnastics and trampolining before moving into the circus world.

He began his circus career with Pulse and graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts in 2014.

Since then he has performed nationally and internationally at various events and festivals and as a freelance artist.

Adam O’Connor McMahon (26) is a manipulator, wire walker, acrobat and clown.

Now based in Melbourne, he also trained in Mandurah with Pulse WA and started his career in street theatre.

He was a core member of WA circus/performance company Flitease.

What: Maxima Circus Beyond Limits – Fearles

Where: Fish Trap Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

When: February 10-11