Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Check out this circus show

By Meredith Deliso

This is a circus show for people who take circuses seriously.

From impresario Victor Shulman, the man who brought us “Russian Circus on Ice” a few years back, comes “Moscow Circus on Stage,” a stage show featuring stars of the Russian circus scene at the Millennium Theater in Brighton Beach on Dec. 25 and 26.

“Russians are known for their circus,” said promoter Tatiana Barrios-Flores. “Shulman hand-picked these performers, many of whom have traveled all over the world.”

That includes contortionists, aerialists, a contortionist who does aerial tricks, strong men, dogs that can do back flips and ride bicycles (seriously), and one of the most famous clowns in Russia — Boris.

“People should not confuse this with a ‘Disney on Ice’ or some other circus show,” said Shulman. “These are circus performers audiences would find in shows like the ‘Cirque du Soleil.’ We have found the greatest gymnasts and finest circus acts and put them on stage.”

“Moscow Circus on Stage” at the Millennium Theater [1029 Brighton Beach Ave. between Brighton 11th and Brighton 12th streets in Brighton Beach, (718) 615-1500], Dec. 25 and 26 and noon and 3 pm. Tickets $40-$60; children five and under can sit on their parent’s lap for half price. For info, call (631) 727-0222.


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