Circus Oz's Strong Women
|Two strong women talking to a third - Director Nicci Wilks|
I took my camera but, understandably, wasn't able to use it during the show, so you will have to take my word for it that it was great.
And on the bike below, Abby, its rider, supported five of her fellow performers as they hurtled round the stage leaning out at seemingly precarious but perfectly balanced angles:
I found it amazing that in such a short time these young women, who had previously been strangers to each other, developed such obvious rapport and the trust necessary to put their well-being entirely in each others' hands.
It was a delight to watch how strong, lithe and confident they were in their bodies, how skilful they were in their art and how apparently effortlessly they engaged their audience. And being able to observe them at such close quarters was a real treat.
Something else I appreciated about the event was, because it was 'by invitation only', the select audience included former Circus Oz cast members, staff and supporters. It was great to see them mingling with the young women and encouraging their efforts.
Thank you Circus Oz for extending your invitation to this ring-in. Running away to the circus was exactly what I needed.