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Shannan Vaughn

Hand balancing artist Ukraine

Backstage manager. US

Tell me a bit about what you do in Alegria.

How would you describe

I perform

acrobatic

tricks on my hands, like bending

side to side and jumping

my body from

from one hand to the other. I guess I show

Basically
musicians

my job

what you do with Alegria?

is communicating

and the general

with

stage manager

all the
(who's

technicians,

the

calling the show

what the human body is capable of doing.

from the front of the house) to make to make sure the show looks the

What's the most challenging

same no matter what conditions

part of your performance?

When you come to work, sometimes

you feel tired, but you still need

to push yourself to produce the best performance.
What's it like to be in a touring

we're working

under.

How is life on tour?
It's amazing!

show like this?

Have you given up anything

to be on tour?

It's fun when you're young and you've a lot of energy. We change

There are a certain number of sacrifices. We can only carry two suitcases.

countries, we see different

If you have an attachment

people and different

cultures. I think later

to material things, touring

is not for you. I

on though, I'll want to stay at home.

don't own anything. I don't have a car or a home. There are some people

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What do you do in your free time when you're touring?

that do maintain a permanent address elsewhere, but it's very difficult.

Head of wardrobe, Canada

We normally have one day off per week, but tomorrow

How many costumes do performers

go through

during the show?

and the next day

is a very exciting time because everyone gets two consecutive

days off.

It all depends on what their act is. Everyone is an angel. Then they'll

We call our Mondays [the day the show isn't performed]

have their main act. whether

so this is a 'double dark'. Most people take big excursions and spend the

they're

power track or high bar or a

soloist. So they'll have double, triple or quadruple

costume

changes.

And they'll have double or triple of those costumes for back-up.
Is it high pressure working

on costumes for Alegria?

You get used to it over time, but it's always the reality of a live show.

night somewhere else just for the illusion of having a vacation.
What do you expect Taipei to be like?
I've absolutely
destination,

no idea. Every time I form expectations

I'm wrong

You never know what's going to happen. Some days are quite easy

Are you looking

and others are a little stressful.

Absolutely!

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