Gusman takes first place at Azul Fest Hawai‘i

  • COURTESY OF BETHANY EMBER

    Ne‘keya Gusman took first place overall in Azul Fest Hawai‘i’s first-ever world competition.

  • COURTESY OF BETHANY EMBER

    Ne‘keya Gusman, of Kapa‘a, performs atop a spinning lyra pole.

  • COURTESY OF NOA GUSMAN

    Ne‘keya Gusman performs an aerial silk routine on her 22-foot-tall rig.

KAPA‘A — A local acrobat took first place overall in a worldwide competition last Saturday, soaring over her competition with a nearly five-minute performance on silk ribbons suspended 22 feet in the air.

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