About this book
This book should appeal both to those who enjoy testing the limits of human strength, flexibility
and poise, and to those who just enjoy watchng them doing so.
not being an instruction manual, it contains a lot of useful ideas and instructions.
Similarly, while not being a picture book, it contains
many fascinating and beautiful pictures. It should thus remind readers of what they have seen and done, or what they might
one day see or do.
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Mandy Partridge is a writer and performer from Brisbane, Australia. As Mandy Curties she completed a BA in
drama and art at UQ, and an MA at Griffith University.
From singing hymns in church, Mandy moved on to theatre, opera, bands and joined the Circus in 1995.
Mandy performed with Vulcana Circus and developed her solo character, Mistress Mandarella in 1999. Mandarella has performed
in Brisbane, Perth, busking in London and Ephesus, Turkey. Mandy travelled to WA in the new millennium, and managed the Circus
School of WA, writing and directing some great big Circus Shows.
Back in Brisbane, Mandy produced “Mistress Mandarella’s
new Boots” at the Powerhouse.
Mandy married and became a Partridge, and had two lovely daughters. She still
trains in acrobatics and busks at Southbank.