An Interview with Mozes from Cantina
We caught up with Mozes from Cantina to talk about the show and
how he got involved in performing
What is your performing background?
I started as a street performer before training's an aerialist
and have spent the bulk of my performing career
before Cantina making shows with the Australian company
What is your favourite part of the show?
Personally my favourite part of the show is when my costume
fly's off and I'm left naked in my magic act, even though I know
it's coming it still takes me by surprise.
What should audiences expect
I think the audience should expect a very intimate experience
with skills that will keep them on the edge of their seats, they
can also expect a good laugh.
There are a number of quite different instruments used to
create the music in this show; can you tell us about
We have a collection of various winding instruments the biggest
being apianola which doubles as a performing surface, a barrel
organ (think organ grinder less the monkey) and the smallest of
these is a tiny music box. We also use a musical saw and suitcase
What's it like working with the rest of the cast?
We are all friends who like each other's company which is
helpful when on tour.
Do you ever let fear get the better of you when performing
I'd have to say no I don't let fear get the better of me, if it
was getting the better of me I wouldn't put that particular trick
in the show.
What do you hope audiences will take away
I hope the older audience members in particular walk away having
experienced a peek at the good old days .
What are you most looking forward about performing in
Apart from being a chance to see other shows I'm interested in
experiencing Christchurch for the first time and as it is after the
Who is your inspiration when creating and performing in
A Street Car Named Desire was a big inspiration for me during
the making of Cantina
Mozes performs in Cantina