Don’t miss the chance to go up close to world-class circus performers at The Great Circus of Europe!
Presented by local carnival outfit Uncle Ringo, The Great Circus of Europe is in Singapore for the first time along with family-friendly carnival games, thrilling rides and delectable food.
From 20 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, The Great Circus of Europe will showcase jaw-dropping international circus acts, all packed within a 90-minute spectaculaire.
From dancers trapezing to performers riding a fine line while on a motorbike, circus-lovers are in for a treat at The Great Circus of Europe’s Big Top at the Bayfront Event Space at Marina Bay from an ensemble of circus performers from across Europe.
As part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 celebrations, The Great Circus of Europe will also feature an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance with specially-curated acts.
“As the ringmaster of Singapore’s carnival scene since 1984, we are constantly thinking of new ways to bring fun and laughter to families. This year, we hope to elevate the carnival experience for Singaporeans by bringing in a world-class international circus, along with a host of entertaining games, rides and delicious food options – a great way for families to spend the holiday season,” said Joyce Lee (below), Marketing Director of Uncle Ringo.
“We are excited to welcome The Great Circus of Europe to our shores, and are pleased to ring in the new year as part of Singapore’s biggest countdown show for the first time at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020.”
Uncle Ringo has been a household name since 1984 and has organised countless carnivals, fun-fairs, theme parties, product launches, fund-raising charities and school events. The family business was started in the year Joyce was born.
“We have been treditionally in the amusement business, providing fun and enjoyment to children and families,” said Joyce. “It is the first time we are bringing a circus act to Singapore. We decided to work with the Gandeys, who are one of the biggest circus operators in Europe with a history of 300 years.
“It cost about S$1 million to do the whole show. There will be lots of thrills and enjoyment for children and families.”
A gathering of world-class circus acts
Led by ring mistress Hayley Gandey, a fourth-generation descendant of the circus dynasty, audiences can expect outstanding showmanship by a stellar cast of circus performers from eight different countries, including Romania, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Colombia and Mexico.
Hayley, the ring mistress who herself performs on the aerial swing and double-space wheel, said: “There are 30 artistes from all over Europe. The show is very theatrical with lots of interaction with the audience. The spectators get the chance to perform along with the artistes.”
The 90-minute programme showcases the sheer flexibility of contortionist Prince Amiri or the “Bone Crusher” and audiences get to bop along to the exuberant choreography of the The London Showgirls and laugh at the antics of female clown Andreea.
Colombian dare-devils The Gerlings do the dangerous Double Space Wheel, where four acrobats perform stunts inside and outside the pods at the ends of two giant rotating arms. They also race inside an iron mesh globe known as the
Thunderdome at a remarkable 45 miles an hour!
In another precarious motorbike stunt, The Skyriders will embark on a motorbike journey seven meters in the air and on a 15mm wide wire.
The circus also has various enthralling aerial displays. The Survivors, one of Europe’s greatest casting and catching acts, are on show with a heart-racing performance where acrobats execute precise and near-impossible choreographed manoeuvres – all while flying through the air!
Visitors can look forward to a series of acrobatics by The Serik Brothers, while suspended 13 metres from the ground and be enraptured by a riveting aerial ballet by Duo Nava.
Keeping the spirits high are The Athumani Warriors from Kenya with their high-adrenaline acrobatic acts and high-energy roller-skating routines by The High Rollers.
“The audience will be happy as there will be lots going for them,” said Clown Andreaa, who is half-French and half-Romanian. “It is not a mechanical production, there is a lot of spontaneity and innovation involved.”
Circus within a carnival – a first in Singapore
Enjoy delectable eats at Food Street as well as enjoy a host of family-friendly carnival games.
Uncle Ringo has transformed the Bayfront Event Space with a circus within a carnival.
Visitors can look forward to a host of family-friendly carnival games, thrilling rides and delectable delights at the Escapade Festival Village, alongside the circus, as part of the Uncle Ringo carnival held at the same location.
Tickets to The Great Circus of Europe range from S$70 to S$150 and are on sale at http://bit.ly/ringo-sg.
For more information, please visit www.uncleringo.com/circus
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