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|The Moscow State Circus at Stirling Kings Park
Saturday 4th to Monday 6th July
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The European Entertainment Corporation present
Stirling, is one of the first towns in Scotland where Legenda – The Monks Dream will appear as the mighty, Moscow State Circus returns to Scotland by public demand, with a sensational mind blowing show.
Saturday 4th 7.45pm
Sunday 5th 2pm and 5pm
Monday 6th 2pm and 5pm
Bringing with it a huge cast of Russia's greatest and most flexible circus performers, the Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with a once in a life time opportunity to see the award winning show LEGENDA.
Many of the critically acclaimed acts are pushing the boundary of human physical ingenuity to its limits. This time, the greatest show on earth has had a face lift and been revolutionised. The worlds most famous circus collides with the legendary Russian folklore figure Rasputin to create a sensational show that combines contemporary and classical circus at it’s very best.
Rasputin was often described as a romantic, a mystic and a visionary. Words that could easily be used to describe this new spectacle. Entitled LEGENDA, his vivid dreams will form the theme of the show, entwined with the pride of Russia’s most magnificent circus artistes and state of the art special effects.
The newly devised show includes:
The Didyk, a double Russian swing troupe acrobatically catapulting themselves high into the big top & across the ring.
Gregory's Girls suspended in mid-air on floating silks.
Doctorovs unbelievable Human Statues and breathtaking balancing action which defy gravity and the laws of physics.
Bortnikova body twisting contortionists.
Award-winning clowns,Valik & Valerik, who have perfected the art of slapstick and Buster Keaton style cunning capers.
Kvlividze Troupe on the rotating Wheel of death.
The unbelievable crossbow act of The Popazovs, you will see a wife shoot an apple off her husbands head from 7 simultaneous crossbows.
All hosted by Andre Voronin as Rasputin.
Site purchase admission prices
Rear Circle Adults £10 Concs £7
Concession price available for:
For Tickets call Ticketmaster 0844 856 5555
The entire show is housed in a specially designed chapiteau big top and is uniquely domed to accommodate the complex rigging for the aerial acts. It is supported by only four “king” poles so as not to obscure the audiences view.
Gregory Rasputin's remarkable life began in the Siberian Village of Pokrovskoe in 1869. Up to the age of 28 he lived the life of a peasant, working on the land. Often in trouble with the locals, no one could imagine his sudden transformation after a chance conversation about God with a friend and future Bishop of the region. This had a profound effect on Rasputin's mind as he was told to go out in search of the “Angelic Bread Of The Human Soul”.
During the next 5 years he became a pilgrim, a “strannik” with mysterious journeys across Russia and even further afield to Jerusalem and the Holy land. Through this time his prophecies and powers of healing made him famous with people from all social backgrounds with many flocking to hear his sermons.
His enigmatic personality endeared him to the highest social circles and finally in October 1906 he was granted an audience with Tsar Nicolay II and Tsarina Alexandra. This meeting was to lead to a devastating affect of political and personal history of Russia and the Romanov dynasty.
His many visions at this time included ones of escape. An escape into a world far far removed from the treachery and turmoil of early 20th century Russia. A place of strength and beauty, a place of laughter and joy, a place of LEGENDA, the monk's dream!
Traditional circuses are a rarity in many parts of the world today, but the Moscow State Circus is one troupe keeping the art form vividly alive.
‘I’m privileged to have seen these fabulous entertainers, the country should be privileged
to have them here’
‘Genuinely eye popping’
Find out more at: www.themoscowstatecircus.eu
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