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Friday, September 21, 2012

 
Getting hooked on circus thrills
 
Photo from Great Moscow Circus website
September 20, 2012
Circus tricks still have an ageless appeal in the era of 3D films, video-streaming and music from the Cloud, according to veteran showman Greg Hall.
The Australian tour manager of the Great Moscow Circus said the live thrills (but hopefully not the spills) under the big top captured the imagination of even the most cynical audience member.
The 48-member circus, whose performers come from around the world, began its three week Perth season at Langley Park tonight.

from Great Moscow Circus website
One of the more hair-raising acts is The Globe of Death, a spherical steel cage in which five motorcyclists whiz around inside the 4m diameter space at more than 60km/h.
The 20 acts in the show - the diablo, Russian swings, knife-throwers and even the human cannonball - told stories about Russian history and culture, Mr Hall said.

from Great Moscow Circus website
"This is just staggering to see for this new electronic-age group coming through. Listen to them coming into the tent and then listen to them coming out. It is just so different. They're hooked."
The circus runs in Perth until October 14 and then tours the South-West and Goldfields.

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