Twelve ordinary people with every-day jobs will take to The Capital stage on Sunday as semi-professional performers.
The aerial and circus artists from Z Fit Studios began learning skills on hammocks, silks, hoops and trapeze as a hobby.
After years of practice, their skill levels could be considered almost professional.
Z Fit Studios operations manager Robbie Brassington said the studio was eager to showcase their members’ talents in this Sunday’s performance titled Take Flight.
“Through the a Regional Centre for Culture grant we had the option to put on show for (our members,” Brassington said.
“The basis of it was identity and the individual stories of everyone involved.We're giving each performer a chance to tell the story they want to tell as well as showcase their skills.”
Brassington said there were a wide variety of stories being told.
“One person tells experience being adopted and their relationship biological parents while another is on the most exciting break up that person has been though.”
Jenny Turner, who is a teacher as well as a student at Z Fit, will perform a hoop duo with one of her students.
“It’s to quite a dark song called Evil and is about when life is at the bottom end, how you feel and what goes on in your mind,” she said.
“The hoop is one of the more brutal apparatus but to have that swinging feeling is like being a child again. I love it.”
Turner has been dancing since she was young but took up aerial a few years ago.
“I’ve been dancing since I was three and now I’m nearly 55, It's a mssive part of my life,” she said.
“The opportunity for different apparatus came through studio. I tried aerial hammocks and the freedom of hanging upside and down and being able to fly.
“You can also do a lot of ballet work in the hammock.”
Take Flight is on at The Capital on Sunday, November 18, at 6.30pm.
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