Ari is a self-confessed gypsy. Moving to London last year, the aerial circus performer has continued to raise his profile with performances at the International Trend Vision Awards in Germany and for Royalty Live in Saudi Arabia.
“I guess it came down to spreading my wings and travelling the world. I had felt like there was so much more for me to experience out there, and my dream was to travel and perform,” Ari told Sydney Star Observer. “It’s quite random really, the things I do, and that’s why I enjoy it.”
On top of performing, Ari teaches aerial classes at a London circus space called The Hangar.
Back home for a short period, Ari will make his Sydney debut with a showcase at Q Ball this Monday, January 25. Local talents Dallas Dellaforce, Zoo and Necrotitties will also perform on the night.
“I’m always excited to come home and perform. And the Q Ball party has a great line-up of DJs and I get to see my sister girl Dallas Dellaforce again in action,” Ari said.
“You can bet I will do something trashy. I’m putting together a new show for it and it’s going be a pole show — think The Exorcist meets Showgirls.”
The night was inspired by DJ Mandy Rollins’, founder of Dirty and Extra Dirty, desire to assemble the very best of Sydney’s underground DJs and performers.
Held over three main rooms, Rollins said that Q Ball is more risqué with an ‘anything goes’ atmosphere.
“At Extra Dirty we always feature an outstanding international but for Q Ball we’re featuring our outstanding locals,” she said.
DJs set to perform include Steve Sonius, Feisty, Seymour Butz, Gemma, Ben Drayton, Sveta and Matt Vaughan.
“Musically the mood will essentially be ‘dirty’ but with a more alternative feel,” Rollins said. “We have three distinct spaces and each space will have performances throughout the night. It’ll be a wild ride.”
info: Catch Ari at Q Ball on Monday, January 25, at Q Bar. Doors open at 10pm. Pre-sale tickets are $30 + BF and are available from HUM on Oxford St and King St, Newtown. For more information, visit www.mandystribe.com