Circus is coming to town(s)!
By Diana Sholley Staff Writer
San Bernadino, CA--Circus Vargas is coming to town, bringing the "edge-of-your seat" excitement that's been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years. With it comes acrobats, cyclists, high-wire performers, trapeze artists and clowns. But there is something that Circus Vargus has decided to leave behind - its animals. Circus Vargas is now an animal-free show - and its owners couldn't be happier. "We wanted a change, something modern and up-to-date," said trapeze performer Katya Quiroga, who owns the circus with her husband Nelson. "It was a slow process. We made the decision not to use exotic animals about two years ago." Quiroga added that concentrating on the human talents gives the audience a better show. This Circus Vargas show takes the audience on an artistic journey. It encompasses the cultures of the world through a series of circus vignettes depicting the experiences, memories and vision of a traveling circus performer. "It's about a clown traveling around looking for his true love," said Quiroga in her Dutch accent. "It starts in Argentina. Come to the show and see if he finds her. Just look for the big, bright, blue and yellow tent." Those planning to attend Circus Vargas can come an hour early and get a behind-the-scenes look at circus life. Circus hosts Jon and Laura Weiss welcome the audience and invite the children - of all ages - into center ring for a tutorial of what life is like under the Big Top. Jon guides everyone on a crash course in circus skills such as juggling, feather balancing and hula-hooping. "It's fun for the whole family and family is what we're all about," Quiroga said. "Come inside and forget about the world's problems outside. The show is magical and these days everybody can use a little magic in their lives."Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/living/ci_17795890#ixzz1IyM8QS1K