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The Great Moscow Circus


Roll up Roll Up !! The circus is in town! But it leaves tonight 😦

I am a circus fan. That may seem odd for those of you that know I have a big aversion to clowns. I think it as to do with the fact they always look evil and masks scare me and a clown’s face is a heavy mask. I can remember being young and terrified in a Coles ( supermarket) store because every so often on a Saturday they would have a clown with a huge ( and I mean HUGE bigger than an exercise ball) head wander up the aisles. The purpose of this clown I do not know because I never hovered long enough to find out and I’m guessing my sisters weren’t allowed to get close cause I wouldn’t go near him. Anyway enough of clowns for now . Back to the circus.

Recently I attended the Great Moscow Circus. From the beginning the circus was dramatic and professional. It was a tad scary having a wizard character enter the ring bringing with him performers amongst a flash of coloured lights and loud commanding music. Then the amazing acts began. The audience held their breath and let out audible gasps as an artist performed on the silk ribbons. Trapeze artists flipped from swing to swing . A man walked on the outside of a tubular contraption as it rotated. None of the aerial acts had safety nets adding to the dramatics. Ponies pranced around the ring, knives were thrown ( including some while he knife thrower wore a blindfold!! ) and bikes raced around inside a dome that looked too small to hold them even in a standing position let alone while racing. The dome opened towards the end of their ride and I must admit by the gasps and screams of those sitting around me, I wasn’t the only one thinking the dome was breaking . There was also a quick dress change item. How good would that be when deciding an outfit for a night out !! I spent time trying to work out he magic and contemplated googling it when I to home but decided I didn’t want the magic to disappear .

Though not a cheap night out , the show went for 2 hours and the glitz and precision of acts were good value for the price. Oh and the clowns don’t wear the outrageous face paint 🙂 I laughed lots, cheered and spent much of the time in amazement of these performers.

Are you a circus fan? Tell me what you think about circuses.



Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

8 thoughts on “The Great Moscow Circus

  1. I love the aerial acts, even more so after starting pole and aerial sling myself. There was an amazing one on my cruise ship and I got so excited if they did something simple that I could actually do too…I think my friends got sick of me elbowing them lol. I agree about the clowns too! Coles advertisements have not got much better with the ‘down down’ arrows though! 😛

    • I was telling my friend that you did stuff like the sling lady was ( elbowing proudly myself lol) . I found it amazing to watch. I’m in awe that you can do that and the pole. And yes Coles are still odd with their ads hahaha

  2. I knew you were afraid of clowns but didn’t know you loved the circus! Glad you enjoyed it!

    • I remember my family going to a circus when I was little somewhere around Parramatta. I’ve taken the kids when they were little .tim stopped but Ally and I seem to go once a year . There’s something special about it .

  3. Don’t like circuses with animals ! Humans ok !!!!! Sounds like a great night. 🎪

  4. Think your comments about the clowns were really accurate – seems lots of people are scared by the masking of the face, rather than ‘clowning’ itself!

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