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Friday, August 5, 2011

Circus Thrills at the Fair



Aug 4, 2011.
Globe of Death
By Karen Cernich, Missourian Features Editor The Missourian
Step right up! Step right up, folks, to see some amazing stunts!

The Victoria Circus is in town this week, setting up its “big top” near the north gate of the Washington Town and Country Fair.

If you watched the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean shows at last year’s Fair, you may recognize the acrobats in this year’s circus — they are one in the same.

But the show and stunts are entirely new, said “Lady Victoria” Murcia, whose family is behind both shows.

“There’s more action and a lot faster pace,” she told The Missourian.

Last year the pirate show included a Wheel of Death, but for the circus act it is known as the Wheel of Destiny. Only one end of the rigging has a round cage, but the other end is weighted so the wheel spins faster, Lady Victoria explained.

There’s also the Globe of Death, which the family describes as “an attention getter.” It’s a 14 1/2-foot-tall cage ball that three performers ride tiny motorcyles in — up and around the walls, sometimes reaching speeds of 45 miles an hour.

“They weave different patterns sideways and even completely upside down all within inches of each other,” Lady Victoria explained.

If you would like to see a sneak peek of this before the Fair opens, you can do an Internet search to find a video of Lady Victoria’s niece and nephew (of the Fearless Flores Family) performing the stunt on America’s Got Talent earlier this month. The children are just 13 and 8 years old.
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