Be amazed and astounded by Circus Gatti show
Elephants, clowns, daring feats abound
from: Abilene Reporter News
By staff reports
February 20, 2013
Circus Gatti makes it annual stop in Abilene Friday and Saturday at the Expo Center of Taylor County.
The Gatti family describes this year’s show as “Funsational!”, and it’s not just for the kiddos.
The circus’ website says, “Parents always thrill at the wide-eyed rapture of the children attending their first circus. From the opening overture to the final turns of the animals, clowns and performing artists, the magic spell of the circus enchants the spectator of any age.
“For the children there are the fresh experiences of the beautiful colors and the sparkle of the splendid circus wardrobe, the daredevil feats of acrobatics, and the simple foolishness of a clown, the overall goodness, truth and beauty of circus entertainment.”
It also notes that adults relive their childhood at the circus and are just as amazed by acrobats, daredevils, clowns and animals.
Here’s a look at some of the acts in this year’s show:
Circus Gatti Elephants — The World Famous Circus Gatti Elephants are back and are presented by wild animal expert, John Pelton. Be astonished as these ponderous pachyderms dance in a Bollywood inspired theme.
Highflying BMX Freaks — Witness the feats of a new generation, as the BMX Freaks soar through the air with the greatest of ease as they flip and fly on their metal machines.
Laughing Leo — Keeping you rolling in laughter, the internationally acclaimed super clown, “The Furriest Funny Man” is back with his crazy antics and original gags.
Miss Natalia — Rarely seen outside of Russia, witness the artistic splendor of Miss Natalia as her beauty and skill will captivate the eyes with the aerial netting.
Moto Metal Riders — Broken bones, concussions, near-death experiences will never stop the world renowned rock star of the Globe of Death, Alejandro Mesa. Enter the Massive Metal Globe of Death, as these motorcycle riders do the impossible, keeping pace with the heartbeats of the adrenaline laden spectator.
Mr. Pops Canine Companions — These rescued dogs will bring a smile to all, as these remarkable dogs celebrate their stardom in the ring.