Moscow State Circus in town for weekend

Moscow State Circus in Eastbourne 5/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150508-125803008
Moscow State Circus in Eastbourne 5/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150508-125803008

The Moscow State Circus returns to Eastbourne this weekend.

This year’s production is called Zhelaniy and is based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or the flower with seven colours.

Circus performers will be entertaining crowds in the big top at Princes Park from Thursday, August 6 through to Monday August 10. There will be two shows each day.

This year’s production features a wide range of acts including a 13 people springboard troupe, a ballerina on the high wire in the roof of the big top.

All the performers in the prestigious Moscow State Circus undergo four years of training before they can take to the stage to entertain audiences.

Olga Rozhkovskaya, wire dancer (pictured), has been performing since she was a child and told the Herald she enjoyed wire walking but gets upset when she does not achieve perfection.

She said she was pleased to be in Eastbourne and was looking forward to visiting the beach.

A spokesperson form the circus said, “Wizard Wako, and his crazy side kick Natalia Mezentceva, invites the audience to a enchanted garden, a place where dreams come true and a place to see magnificent feats of human achievement, the like of which have never been witnessed in Great Britain before.

“As our Loveable Buffoons guide us through this tantalising tale, granting wishes to the beautiful Kushka Veslovskiy who plays Zhenya, surrounded by a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller-skating performers.”

The show, created especially for its first ever European tour, all housed in a state of the art air-conditioned big top.


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