Audiences will be dazzled by Splash! – The Water Circus

Splash! The Water Circus is coming to Silverstar Casino. Photo: Supplied

SPLASH! The Water Circus will soon be bringing its fun and thrilling activities from Russia to South Africa for the very first time.

Local audiences can look forward to a nationwide tour which will be launched at Silverstar Casino’s The Globe arena for a short season from Saturday 19 August to Sunday 17 September, before touring across the country in the New Year.

The event is a circus for the modern age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats among a series of water fountains.

Onlookers will gasp as they watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.

The show has not toured internationally since a major renovation in 2013 which piqued the interest of international producer Harry Weber and local producer Matthew Cook.

“Harry and I share a passion for circus, and when we decided that we wanted to work together, we looked for a show that would be completely different to anything presented in South Africa before,” Cook said.

He added, “We wanted to push the boundaries of circus and offer something unique. When we came across ‘Circus on Water’ there was no doubt that we had to bring the show to South Africa.”

Crook also mentioned that over the past six months teams in South Africa, New Zealand and Russia have been working on this action-packed show.

SPLASH! – The Water Circus runs at The Globe at Silverstar Casino from Saturday 19 August to Sunday 17 September. Performances will take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm, and Sundays at 11 am and 3 pm.

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