Circus attracts Abu Dhabi residents to Six Continents fair
Latin Circus shows has stunning acts at Khalifa Park
Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
Tigers jumping platforms as part of a circus show at Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi.
By Binsal Abdul Kader, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2014
Abu Dhabi: A new daily event has become a big draw for children and families to the Six Continents fair at Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi, organised by Abu Dhabi Municipality.
Latino Circo (Latin Circus), which brought about 30 artists to the capital, has several stunning acts like high-wire acrobatics, trapeze and a tiger show with four big cats.
Dance, music and clowns add colour to the circus.
Tight-rope walkers and motorcycle stunts keep the viewers on edge as they perform without a safety net. Even acrobats on the trapeze leave the audience nervous with their stunts.
A temporary cage was assembled for the gigantic tigers for their stunts with a single trainer. Whenever they started roaring loudly at their trainer, he tried to pacify them by offering them a piece of meat
When a small ‘box of surprise’ was opened, an ‘elastic’ man emerged and started performing acrobatics. He went back into the box ‘elastically’ amidst applause from the spectators.
The circus is part of the municipality’s initiative to offer entertainment to all sections of society, especially families, at the Six Continent fair, a senior official told Gulf News