From 19th to 29th January 2012, the Principality of Monaco will be the international circus capital and will be welcoming several exhibitions
"Les animaux font leur cirque" at the Oceanographic museum from 18 January to 8 February 2012
"Cinquin"Aubusson tapestry and scale model of Christian Perrot at Théâtre Princesse Grace from 20 to 26 January 2012
Exhibition dedicated to the circus material, for professionals at Riviera Marriott hotel de Cap d'Ail, 20-21 January 2012
On Fontvieille's famous circus ring
Erika Lemay (Canada), finalist in the M6 TV programme "La France a un
incroyable talent" and former pupil at the Cirque du Soleil School; the artist will be performing a contorsion act and one using the aerial hoop;
Steve Eleky (Germany) has chosen to adorn traditional Scottish attire, the kilt, to enter the ring! A combination of magic and comical juggling, his hilarious acts will have the audience in stitches;
Ty Tojo (Japan) is a 14-year old artist, who is already a professional juggler and undoubtedly one of the great hopes of the contemporary circus. Nothing can apparently defeat him – balls, clubs or even cigar boxes!
The Azzario Sisters (Spain) challenge the limits of balance in their classic
hand to hand act, but spiced up with various technical feats. The finale literally takes your breath away, as one of the sisters, climbs and descends a ladder using just one hand, whilst balancing her partner on her head! Mind-blowing!
a big surprise in store
Saturday 21st January at 2.30 p.m. Open Day at the Big Top with excerpts
from the Festival show and animal rehearsals with commentaries by the
trainers. A unique opportunity to find out more about soft animal training.
Free admission for all
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On site: The circus box office is open in the Big Top in Fontvieille from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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