Yesterday I had the pleasure of being part of the Vulcana Women’s Circus student showcase. And what a show it was. There was the beyond talented Regan; hand balancing like she had been doing it since birth, the magnificent, and gloriously body painted Madeleine, twisting and turning in her silk slings, the theatrical genius Natalie working the trapeze ropes to comic brilliance, and the outstanding circus matriarch Carol putting the soul into Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. However, this was just the tip of the circus iceberg. There was so many awe inspiring acts that I would be here all night if I was to commentate on everyone.
Other highlights for me included the vivacious Anita with her sassy silks routine that was so hot it could have burnt fabric, the amusing and skillful pirate-inspired group lyra act, and the tissu ladies ‘rocking’ it to Elton John’s Rocket Man. All the performances were fantastic and everyone who participated should be more than happy with themselves. It was another successful Vulcana show that highlighted how amazing and talented these woman are. The thing is, it’s not just about doing impressive tricks on an aerial apparatus, it’s about being part of something unique and fun, and sharing it with wonderful and like-minded people. Being involved with Vulcana is like having a good coffee, once you’ve had a sip, you just want more. I left the Powerhouse stalls that afternoon feeling caffeinated and ready to take on the world.
I’m pretty sure I can speak for everyone who swings with Vulcana when I say: I’m proud to be a Vulcanista.