International circus star Marcela Scheuner is back to dazzle field day visitors with her hoop and juggling routine in a roving street performance.
The 24-year-old grew up in Henty and considers performing at the field days an honour.
With 16 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, all over Queensland.
She comes to Henty fresh from touring all year with the traditional troupe Burtons 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 was invited to perform at the San Diego Fringe Festival with a show she has been involved with for several years, Cirque Nocturne.
She has also 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 was co-founder and creator of the show BOSS SQUAD, where Adelaide’s Point and Flex Circus and Albury-Wodonga Madhouse Circus joined forces to create one epic, all female, inspiring, powerful and high intensity acrobatic production.
With four successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne’s Side Sault Festival, Falls Festival and Borderville 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.
After the field days, she will go on to tour regionally in October/November with Circus Oz.