Photography by Anton Felix Blume. Gascoyne in May2018

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Specialises in theatrical circus, flow art and cabaret performances primarily suiting a nautical theme or fantasy concept, Michael Speranza provides engaging shows where audiences can laugh, feel inspired and be taken on a voyage without having to leave their seats.

Often referred to as his alter-ego “Pirateman”, Michael is notoriously seen throughout Perth and Western Australia regularly appearing at festivals, cabaret shows and community/corporate events from Esperance to Exmouth, Gascoyne to Geraldton, Kununurra to Kalgoorlie and quite literally everywhere in between! He’s performed interstate and internationally, which you can find out more about by visiting his CV/Portfolio.

Here are just a few of the shows and services Michael can provide:

    • “ARRR” is for Adventure: A non verbal pirate adventure circus show full of laughs, tricks, puppets and ARRR’S for the whole family. Full 45 minute show or condensed 20 minute show.
    • Cabaret acts: 3-5 minute acts ranging from fire, contact juggling, LED twirling and boylesque! For corporate events, Fringe related festivals and mature/adult audiences.
    • Circus workshops: Kids generally ask “HOW do you do that”? With the circus workshops, they can find out how! Michael trains at CirQuest Circus along side many other fantastic performers and trainers.
    • Fire performances: The extravagant and exhilarating display of skill, danger and silliness! A progressive fire show including fire contact juggling, fire illusions and mighty flaming swords just to name a few tools!
    • Kids pirate parties: Go on a voyage with ‘Pirateman’ and learn all about finding treasure. With workshops, story telling/puppetry, fun pirate games and more surprises, Pirateman will turn your child into a swash buckling buccaneer in a matter of moments!
    • LED glow performances: A hypnotic and mesmerising light show including Buugeng, twin staff, poi manipulation as well as a bit of LED juggling and magic.
    • Pirate art/craft workshops: Take home upcycling craft for the kids. Ranging from treasure map making, turning trash into treasure chests and more fantasy based themes. Children learn the values of how one mans trash is another pirate’s treasure!
    • Roving entertainment: A range of wandering talents and tricks as different roving characters. Contact juggling, Buugeng, toroflux, club/ball juggling, Octo-poi, story cubes, shape shifting hermit crabs… what arrr all these doohickey’s? There is only one way to find out, see them live in action!
    • Stage shows: Check out some stage shows for kids, families and adults. Including the latest 4 peson LED circus show, Glow Stick Tricks (in space).