THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE

THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE
THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE
THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE


I've never been to the circus before. That sounds absurd but it is true. I have visited zoo's, kids wonderlands, Disneyland was definitely a cherry on the cake but here's a tip from me to you: if you just can't resist watching time and time again jumping mice circus and that Mr Bobinsky serving them the greenest, smelliest cheese while staring open-mouthedly at Miss Forcible, retired burlesque actress shaking her gear at the trapeze or humming alongside Britney's darkest album and checking every poster plastered on the odd tree in your neighbourhood to find out we're having ourselves a little entertainment - the need has to be fulfilled, show-thrilled girl gotta find her front seat. Or any seat as long as it is official I'm facing the arena.   

The one we had a pleasure to visit happened to be more of a mad mix of cabaret, carnival, comedy chaos and daredevil acts with multi-talented boys and girls creating a fast moving colourful high-energy show of 50 amazing acts. Nadia gasped endless times standing up to see people defying the gravity, clapped excitedly and hid her face in my arms at more dangerous moments. This was also the first time around for her and I can only predict a long-lived fascination for this kind of entertainment.     

There's still that unsatisfied need in me to experience East European-style performance - clowns, jugglers, puppets, the lions, tigers, bears, elephants, groundbreaking creativity, 'never seen before' announcements. But then again satisfaction can take a lot of different forms without involving wild animals. They continued to tour with circuses up until the 1980s. Fears about endangered species caused many local authorities to ban circuses from performing in their area. They were most-loved performers, they stole the show. But they can win our hearts while in almost natural habitat at the zoo without having to jump, roar on request. You're out Mr Bobinsky!

THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE
THE ONES THAT ENTERTAIN AND THE ONES THAT OBSERVE

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  1. What a great experience! I'd love to see Nadia cheering and clapping. She's made for fun :)

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