February 9, 2016

Strong New Acts for 2016

Moisture Festival brings you a variety of variete acts, including some that perform mind-blowing physical feats. This year, we have a number of acts that will impress even the un-impressable and leave you wondering, "Just how did they do that?" Here is a sneak peek into two such acts that you'll definitely want to have on your radar!

Tera Nova Zarra is a woman of many talents. Her website lists some of them: acrobat, aerialist, vocalist, and strong woman, with black belt in both Aikido and Aiki Jujutsu. She has toured the world, showcasing these talents, and trained with masters in various fields, including the former Austrian sport acrobatics champion and national team coach, Stefan Furst. Tera has performed with a handful of well-loved groups, including Night Flight Aerial, Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theater, and Imago Mask Theatre Ensemble. Her ninja rock band, Fist of Dishonor, even toured with Vanilla Ice in 2007! We are delighted that she will be sharing her strength and talent with us for the 2016 Moisture Festival. In just a few weeks, you can find her show dates and times listed here!

Another new-to-Moisture act we are excited to share with you is the powerful duo Fugazi. Stephan Choiniere and partner Lina Tabakova will mesmerize you with their originality and physical strength. Fugazi was born of Stephan's creation, Body2Body, performed in over 1,000 shows in Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas production, Zumanity. The style and story line morphed into the Fugazi act that you will soon see right here at Hale's Palladium!

Stephan has extensive experience in performance art, including many lines on his resume as a stuntman for movies such as While You Were Sleeping and Rookie of the Year, and Michael J. Fox's stunt double on the sitcom Spin City. Lina was born in Bulgaria, where she trained in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She moved to the US at the age of 18 and began working for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as a dancer. After a couple of years with the circus, she moved to Las Vegas and is currently a freelance performer at various Vegas venues. Check back here later this month to see their variete performance dates and burlesque dates here!


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