The modern circus as we know it was created by Englishman Philip Astley in 1768 after he opened a riding school near Westminster Bridge, teaching in the morning and performing daring feats in the afternoon. He called his circular arena the ‘circus’, and after struggling to bring some novelty to his act, he hired acrobats, rope-dancers, jugglers and more to join him. So was born the circus.
Fast forward a few hundred years and a globally famous troupe called the Swiss Dream Circus has been pitching up its big top and enchanting audiences for almost two decades. Founded by Marco Baumgartner, the Swiss Dream Circus makes its fourth appearance in KL this month and has remained one of the only authentic circus experiences to be had in Malaysia.
Boasting a line-up of world class performers from the four corners of the globe, the aim of each show is to transport the audiences into another world. A mesmerising blend of acrobatics, power, fearlessness and almost-superhuman stunts flesh out the show and help realise that.
Aptly named ‘Emotions’, the new show features a star-studded cast. From Venezuela comes Isabela Pessolano, who floats in an aerial ring to a hypnotic violin. From Russia comes the Trio Naumov, who work with a thin fiberglass bar, projecting one performer high into the air. From Romania come Maria and Alex, a duo that execute a death-defying pole act. And from Moldova comes Yurie Basiul, whose astounding physical strength seemingly defies gravity. Clown Tirro will also be on hand to spread laughter and joy with plenty of irony and sarcasm.
This month, revel in delight as the Swiss Dream Circus take you on an emotive journey you won’t soon forget!
Swiss Dream Circus
WHERE Desa Park City (opposite Plaza Arkadia)
WHEN 1-9 September
ADMISSION RM39 –RM199
TEL 03 8076 6700