Combining the thrills and fun of Russia’s finest circus traditions with all the skills and daring of today’s new age circus heroes, ZIRK! Circus – The Big Top Spectacular is getting ready to perform in Australia for the first time.
Theatre Tours International, in association with the Russian State Circus Company and Moscow’s Nikulin Circus are delighted to bring their brand-new global experience, which has been thrilling audiences and critics alike in South Africa and Singapore, to Australia.
A circus like no other, ZIRK! Circus will be performed in a brand new Big Top where no audience member is more than 11 metres from the action and features eighteen mind-blowing acts from an incomparable international ensemble.
“ZIRK! Circus is a 2 hour spectacular circus the children will never forget, and a show that adults could only dream of,” says producer Andrew Guild – who has a 50-year association with Russian circus and spent eight-months combing the world seeking-out and signing-up the best acts on the international circus circuit.
ZIRK! Circus exceeds all expectations with principal artists that have featured in Cirque du Soleil, The Russian State Circus, Swiss National Circus and Europe’s top shows such as Circus Roncalli, Germany’s famed Krone and the cutting edge Flic Flac – fast-paced, family-friendly and jam-packed with 140 years of circus tradition.
The best Russian acts are joined by gravity-defying, death-cheating, thrilling and spectacular circus stars from Cuba, Canada, the USA, Colombia and even a weird and wonderous contortionist from Dagestan. Also featured are some awesome Catwall Acrobats, a jaw-dropping double, double wheel, and a motorbike globe with a record-breaking 7 riders hurtling around at breakneck speed.
Headed by the acclaimed Master Russian Clown, Dmitry Shindrov and presided over by superstar Ringmaster, Stas Knyazkov, ZIRK! Circus is an adrenaline-charged, entertainment troupe with a depth of collective talent rarely seen in Australia, or indeed, the world.
ZIRK! Circus plays the Showring – Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park (Sydney) from 3 July, before playing Northshore Hamilton, Brisbane from 7 August; Birrarung Marr, Melbourne from 7 September; and Majura Park Showgrounds, Canberra from 5 October 2019. For more information, visit: www.zirk.com.au for details.
Image: Catwall Acrobats – courtesy of ZIRK! Circus