Great Moscow Circus - Brazil crew

The Great Moscow Circus – Courage, Skill… and Kindness

A few days ago, Husband, Zee, and I went to The Great Moscow Circus at Montecasino. We’ve all been seeing the promotional ads for months now, and it looked good, but the actual thing blew us away! The Great Moscow Circus is two hours of pure talent, skill, strength, daring (with a tiny bit of crazy, I’m pretty sure), humor, and wonder. It is a spectacular show, and it SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!… Sorry, I don’t mean to shout, but it’s just that good! I feel like it would be a public disservice if I didn’t rave about it and urge you to go see for yourselves. 😀

And did I mention The Great Moscow Circus is a kind circus? What this means is that there are no animals in the show, only incredibly talented humans.   ❤️

The show is brilliant, from start to finish, kicking off with an incredible, high flying trampoline act by the American and Canadian crew, which I thought would be hard to top… but each act that followed was equally amazing! The Australian guy below even rocked out on an electric guitar whilst balancing on ALL of that!

Great Moscow Circus - balance

The Brazilian daredevils though, were unquestionably our favourites (and everyone else’s too, judging by the roar of the crowd during both their performances)!

At one point, two of the guys jumped onto the outside of their rings! And then, they were blindfolded… OMG!

Great Moscow Circus - Brazil crew

Great Moscow Circus - Brazil crew

The grand finale saw the guys from Brazil perform again… this time in a very Death Star looking globe. I’ve never seen more than two riders in a globe, and these guys went all the way up to FIVE!!… And then, the globe opened!!! Breathtaking!

Great Moscow Circus - Globe

The Great Moscow Circus is at Montecasino until 27 January. If you find tickets available on Computicket (there aren’t many left), do yourself a favour and book them immediately.

And if you’re in other parts of SA, the good news is they’re heading to Cape Town, Bloemfontein, PE, and ending off at Suncoast in Durban. Tickets range from R150 to R595, and there are discounts on the R495 and R595 tickets when you use your Tsogo Sun or Edgars card.

It is so worth it. In the words of charismatic ringmaster Stas, “the circus is the sincerest form of art. It’s right in front of you, nowhere to hide, no do-overs.”

** Update: Due to popular demand, The Great Moscow Circus returns to Johannesburg, for performances at Carnival City, from 31 March to 9 April. **

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2 thoughts on “The Great Moscow Circus – Courage, Skill… and Kindness

  1. Heather says:

    Oh my gosh. My nerves. We went to the McClaren circus in East London over the holidays and we also saw that globe – they had three riders. But opening it up – wow. I just sit there worrying about all those people falling! And I feel sorry for the lions and tigers. But Nicky enjoyed it and he had a pony ride and balloon.

    • Charlene says:

      Haha.. I get you! My nerves were a little frazzled now and then too!
      The awesome thing about The Great Moscow Circus is that they’re taking the kind approach in that there are no animals in the show, just seriously talented humans. 🙂

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