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Mozart meets mayhem: acrobats are bringing the great composer’s works to life in the Shoalhaven

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart will tumble and twirl his way into Nowra these school holidays.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is joining the Arty Farty Party children’s festival on July 2, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

The lively show is presented by Circa, a contemporary circus troupe, bringing the classical music to life through a fantastical story.

When a woman throws a birthday party and no one shows up, she puts on a Mozart record.

Suddenly, Wolfgang appears, and together the pair embark on an exciting adventure where mayhem ensues.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is joining the Arty Farty Party children’s festival on July 2, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Picture: Clare Hawley.

Director Yaron Lifschitz said Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus shows another side of the great composer – one that is sometimes lost on a regular classical music audience.

“It is inspired by the music of Mozart and his personality; the question of how you can be a dart playing, pun loving ratbag and a genius,” he said.

“Mostly, it is about how much life I feel in the music, and how little I see when it’s performed like it’s in a museum.”

At centre stage are acrobats Kat and Paul O’Keeffe. The pair have been involved in circus, dance, and gymnastics for most of their lives.

As creatives and circus performers, Mr O’Keeffe said they have an affinity with Mozart and his music. … Link to full length article at Milton Ulladulla Times