Longford Show exhibits acrobatic flair

SHINING: Maly Westbrook gives a display of circus arts at the Longford Show. Pictures: Neil Richardson

SHINING: Maly Westbrook gives a display of circus arts at the Longford Show. Pictures: Neil Richardson

Acrobats demonstrated both balance and rhythm at this year’s Longford Show, performing a series of engrossing acts to a number of retro tunes. 

Mia Carol performs a series of acrobatic tricks at the Longford Show.

Mia Carol performs a series of acrobatic tricks at the Longford Show.

Launceston resident Maly Westbrook, 15, said she executed an acrobatic trick called the double tissue, maintaining composure atop a raised length of tissue. 

“When I’m training, I’m thinking about things I can critique on like straight legs, pointed toes, but when I’m up there (performing) I just don’t think about it and I am entirely focused,” she said. 

A herd of sheep enjoy a haircut at the Longford Show.

A herd of sheep enjoy a haircut at the Longford Show.

Circ’s’cool owner Schantal Kathriner said the advanced acrobats demonstrated flair, performing the acts in character to a range of familiar jingles, including the Nintendo theme song as the popular protagonist Mario. 

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