Titans of the big top: Super Circus Heroes to visit Salisbury
David Shipman will perform as ringmaster in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes. / GNS photo
Written by Jon Bleiweis Staff Writer
Mar. 3, 2014
SALISBURY — The Greatest Show on Earth returns to Salisbury this weekend, as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will present Super Circus Heroes at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
The circus has attracted children of all ages in the Salisbury area for more than a decade, according to Kristen Goller, director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Civic Center.
“Adults are brought back to their childhood, and children are in awe when they see the action up close for the first time,” she said. “From the amazing animals to the astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists and, of course, the over-the-top-clowns, the circus has something for everyone to enjoy.”
Brett & Cathy Carden, exotic animal trainers and presenters, will be featured in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes this weekend at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. / File photo
But making his Salisbury debut will be clown Ivan Vargas, a nine-year veteran of Ringling Bros. and his sixth year as a clown. The sixth generation circus artist — whose parents did the flying trapeze — said he is eager to help show off the groups of acrobats from around the world who will be performing.
“They were flying in the air, they were superheros,” he said about his parents. “They were better than anything I saw in a comic book, they’re real life.”
Super Circus Heroes is a show Vargas is excited for, he said, if only because there’s more involvement for the clowns.