Animal taming, acrobatics, shiny costumes, adrenaline and entertainment are the ingredients of the three circuses to vie for the Golden Lion.
The magic of circus will grip Bucharest, Sept 20 – Oct 2, with performances by three of the world’s most renowned circuses. The 3rd Bucharest Circus Arts Festival will feature performances by circuses from Sweden, Ukraine and Romania to compete for the Golden Lion Trophy, according to Bucharest’s Circus Globus release.
Circ & Variete Globus picked two celebrated circuses – the National Circus of Ukraine and Sweden’s Cirkus Scott. The selection process resulted in circus contenders from America, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Russia being eliminated. This year’s edition of the event will also feature Circ & Variete Globus with its latest production – “The Destiny of the Dacians”. The show will be performed at the circus’s own venue. Cirkus Scott will perform in the Titan Park, and the National Circus of Ukraine – across from the Drumul Taberei Park. The Circ & Variete Globus shows will run every day, from 3 pm, and those by the other two circuses, daily, at 10 am and 6.30 pm.
The National Circus of Ukraine will perform for the first time ever in Romania. A seal taming is the show’s main attraction. Also, pony and elephant taming, and spectacular acrobatic jumps combined with hula-hoop or triple jump on Russian bar.
Cirkus Scott of Sweden performs a modern show including numbers involving sea lions, elephants, Arabian horses, the “wheel of death” and high wire acrobatics, illusionism and comedy moments.
Circ & Variete Globus will present “The Destin of the Dacians”, a modern-day version of the Romanians’ History, a filmic show combining lion taming with the performance of no fewer than 50 artists, as well as showings of peacocks, camels, lamas, and high acrobatics. Also, Dacian golden-costume-wearing maiden dances, Sarmizegetusa warriors who reach Rome looking for a princess kidnapped by the Romanian emperor soldiers. The atmosphere is complemented by exotic animals brought into the arena to Caesar’s delight.
The award ceremony Oct 2 will be part of a grandiose show at Circ & Variete Globus, from 3 pm, containing film excerpts from the productions of the three participant circuses and artistic circus and dance moments.