Paranormal Cirque take steps to return to normal performance

first_imgLocal News By Royal McGregor – May 19, 2021 Circus performer Nikki Hernandez prepares to fire a bow and arrow using only her feet during her act at the Paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Light illuminates a magician’s assistant through a device used during a magic trick being performed during the paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Facebook Guests enter the circus grounds to attend Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Hair Hang performer Argentina Portugal flies through the big top while performing her act during the paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Circus performers perform their motorcycle trapeze act during Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus is seen photographed on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Cirque Italia Paranormal Circus performer Luigi Soto poses for a photo Tuesday afternoon at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Cirque Italia Paranormal Circus performer Yura Belaus poses for a photo Tuesday afternoon at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Paranormal Circus performers take a bow following their performances in the night’s first showing Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Paranormal Cirque rarely spends three months in any location.However, that happened in 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic effectively shut down events throughout the United States and forced traveling show to stay for an extended period of the time in El Paso.Many of the performers, including 29-year-old Yury Belaus of Belarus and his wife, stayed in El Paso for those nearly three months.“We couldn’t go outside the country, because everything was locked down,” Belaus said. “I haven’t seen my parents and friends for two years.“I’m here with my wife, which makes it a little bit easier for me, because my wife is here.”One of the members of the Paranormal Cirque, 28-year-old Olivia Mattice, said she was fortunate to be able to quarantine with her family in Las Vegas.Though she stayed for an unexpected three-month break with her family, Mattice said it was tough to know that many of her colleagues didn’t have that opportunity.“It was hard in one aspect because there are people here who are so far from their families and they didn’t get that privilege,” Mattice said. “… For a moment, we have three months off and they still can’t see their families. I felt so selfish in a way.”Luis Soto, 40, of Mexico City, said the normal travel schedule that allows three weeks off in a typical year is already difficult. That was compounded by a worldwide pandemic.Yet, Soto said his day-to-day life is much easier since his 15-year-old daughter, Nicole, has traveled with him since she was born and is now a performer in Paranormal Cirque as well.“To be away from my parents is pretty tough, but that’s the only thing I miss from my family on my side,” Soto said. “Knowing that my daughter is with me, I know that I don’t need anything else.”Mattice said that Paranormal Cirque is slowly getting back to normal.The show is a mix of circus, magic, horror and theater performances. Performers will also interact with people in the audience, which has had to be altered due to the coronavirus’ social distancing policies. The use of masks is strongly encouraged.“We are slowly getting back to where we were at the performing level as far as being in people’s personal space depending on what county we are in,” Mattice said.Paranormal Cirque has seven shows before it travels to El Paso from May 27 to June 6. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.Though Soto and Belaus are at different stages in life both admitted that they feel strong enough to continue for the foreseeable future. Soto said he hopes to continue performing into his late 40s while Belaus said he has plenty of energy as a 29-year-old.“When I was younger, like 18, I used to say to myself when I turn 35 that I was going to quit,” Soto said. “Now that I’m older than that, I realize that I cannot do that because I still have (bills). I try to stay in shape and my body feels good. My guess is that I’m still going to be performing when I’m 47 or 48. I will stop and maybe try my own circus business.”Belaus added: “I’ve been (traveling) for 11 years; so far I’m fine and I’m still enjoying it.”For Mattice, her time with Paranormal Cirque is coming to an end as she will become the manager of Cirque Alcatraz. The show is scheduled to begin May 27 in Sarasota, Fla.Mattice has been with Paranormal Cirque since 2018 and she is excited about the newest show from Cirque Italia.“In this moment in time, I’m the last one to show up,” she said. “Opening night is in a week and a half. I feel a little ill-prepared as far as knowing what’s there physically or who is there physically, but on my end, I feel prepared.” Pinterest Arielist Jhon Villegas performs his routine during the Paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) WhatsApp Circus performers perform their motorcycle trapeze act during Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus is seen photographed on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) 1 of 23 Guests walk into the scare maze set up at the entrance to the big top of Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Twitter Guests walk past the ticket booth to enter the big top before the start of Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Members of The Crows Group perform their horizontal bars routine at the start of the Paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Circus performer Mouhamed Diop stares down a spectator during an act at the Paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Circus Performer Argentina Portugal performs her Hair Hang act at Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Guests wait in line for concessions before the start of Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) WhatsApp Contortionist Ben Holland riles the crowd as the night’s first showing of the Paranormal circus draws to a close Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Traffic drives down 42nd Street past Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Odessa. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Guests walk past the ticket booth to enter the big top before the start of Cirque Italia’s Paranormal Circus Wednesday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Contortionist Ben Holland begins the routine to his set from inside a cage during the Paranormal Circus Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Twitter Paranormal Cirque take steps to return to normal performance Hair Hang, performer Argentina Portugal, flies through the big top while performing her act during the Paranormal Cirque Saturday evening at the Ector County Coliseum. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 19, 2021Next articlePolice searching for man connected to hit and run Royal McGregorlast_img read more

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Tyrone girl killed in horse riding accident named

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Tyrone girl killed in horse riding accident named By News Highland – August 18, 2012 News WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter The young girl who was killed in a horse riding accident in Derry has been named as Hannah Jessica Wiley.The 13 year-old from Artigarvan in County Tyrone was taking part in a showjumping competition at Eglington Equestrian Centre when the accident happened last (Friday) evening.The Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland has begun an investigation.Hannah will be laid to rest following a service on Wednesday.center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleYoung girl dies in horse riding accidentNext articleInvestigations into death of showjumper in Eglinton News Highland Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life last_img read more

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