International circus star set to dazzle the crowds at Henty
International circus star Marcela Scheuner is back to dazzle field day visitors with her hoop routine.
The 28-year-old grew up in Henty and considers performing at the field days an honour.
With 22 years of circus training behind her, Marcela has an impressive resume from years of coaching, directing and creating as well as performances at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, Melbourne’s Exhibition Centre, Sydney’s Seymour Centre, Adelaide’s Tandanya Theatre, New Zealand’s te Auaha theatre, all over Queensland and Victoria in a Big Top.
She comes to Henty in 2023 fresh from touring with Wonderland Entertainment and is on the road with traditional group, Eronis Circus.
“I feel as if Henty has watched me grow as an artist and a person over the years - I’ve been performing and attending the field days for as long as I can remember and it’s such an honour to be welcomed back,” Marcela said.
“It’s the event I look forward to the most each year, it’s lots of fun – I revolve my availability for work around these dates.”
Marcela has built her independent career through many corporate gigs around NSW and Victoria, and working with Kindred Circus to deliver performances and workshops to remote indigenous areas throughout SA and NT.
Most recently Marcela played Tinkerbell with Wonderland Entertainment production of Circus Wonderland, A Neverland Adventure, which won a weekly award for Best Kids and Family Show at the 2023 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Marcela was co-founder and creator of the show BOSS SQUAD, where Adelaide’s Point and Flex Circus and Albury-Wodonga Wildhouse Circus joined forces to create one epic, all female, inspiring, powerful and high intensity acrobatic production.
BOSS SQUAD won two Best Circus and Physical Theatre awards at the 2020 and 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
With five successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne’s Side Sault Festival, Falls Festival, Browerville Festival and the New Zealand Fringe Festival, it is just the beginning for these award-winning acrobats.
Marcela will be appearing each day at the field days in roving street performances around the site, including the Farm Gate and Country Lifestyle stages.