"Tuffy" Nicholas, owner/producer
Some of the world's most internationally acclaimed circus, aerial and acrobatic performers are coming to Guam and Saipan.
The International All-Star Circus, featuring 18 acts from sharp-shooter crossbow arrows piercing apples right off people's heads, amazing split second quick change, clowns, skilful magic and the amazing wheel of death -- will perform in Guam and Saipan from May 14 though 19th, 2010. The performance includes two hours of breath-taking, high-energy entertainment for adults and children.
"This is modern circus at its best," said Cornell "Tuffy" Nicholas, Owner /Producer and Ring Master of the International All-Star Circus. "We want the people of Guam and Saipan to experience the amazing skill, grace and strength of some of the best performers in the world."
Don't expect elephants or lion trainers. The modern circus is all about people performing for people. Modern circus started in London in 1768 and became one of the main forms of entertainment through much of the world in the 19th century. Even as recent as the early 1990s, circuses like this one were hugely popular in countries of the former Soviet bloc with 70 permanent and 50 traveling circuses performing more than 100 different acts at one point.
Performers in the International All-Star Circus coming include professionals from Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, The US and Germany, including (2) sixth and seventh-generation members of the world famous Flying Wallenda family. Ringmaster Tuffy Nicholas has lived his entire life in the circus. His father was a ringmaster with Ringling Brothers for 27 years and his mother, also with Ringling Brothers, was a polar bear trainer. Acts in the shows will include aerial acrobatics tricks and stunts, gravity-defying hand balance and tumbling, clowns, illusionary magic tricks, highwire feats, a strong man demonstration of strength and agility, skip rope, unicycle tricks and more.