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Budapest circus revives Paris cabaret

‘Paris de Nuit’ by the Budapest-based Recirquel Contemporary Circus Company takes audiences into the cafes, brothels and dark streets of 1930’s Paris.

‘Paris de Nuit’ by the Budapest-based Recirquel Contemporary Circus Company takes audiences into the cafes, brothels and dark streets of 1930’s Paris.

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Afghanistan: Children's circus act brings joy to Kabul residents

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

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Circus lions rescued in South America arrive in new African home

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

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Cirque du Soleil makes Broadway debut

Canadian theatrical company Cirque du Soleil is making its Broadway debut with a new show called ‘Paramour’. Set in the golden age of Hollywood, it

Canadian theatrical company Cirque du Soleil is making its Broadway debut with a new show called ‘Paramour’. Set in the golden age of Hollywood, it

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Performance for Pope

Circus members perform a marine-themed show for Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday (27 January).

Circus members perform a marine-themed show for Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday (27 January).

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Cirque to Soleil brings 'Cabinet' of mystery and transformation to LA

Cirque de Soleil’s spectacular show ‘Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities’ draws a rapt crowd for a performance at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Close

Cirque de Soleil’s spectacular show ‘Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities’ draws a rapt crowd for a performance at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Close

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Cirque du Soleil celebrates the strength of women in Amaluna

International circus troupe Cirque du Soleil seeks to reconquer Europe with its latest production Amaluna, a story which takes place on an island

International circus troupe Cirque du Soleil seeks to reconquer Europe with its latest production Amaluna, a story which takes place on an island

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Learning circus skills in a danger zone

The Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) aims to entertain kids and adults alike, it also teaches circus skills to kids prphaned and traumatised by the war.

The Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) aims to entertain kids and adults alike, it also teaches circus skills to kids prphaned and traumatised by the war.

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Chinese and US investors buy Canada's Cirque du Soleil

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has sold a majority stake to Chinese and American investors. The buyers are US private equity firm TPG Capital and

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has sold a majority stake to Chinese and American investors. The buyers are US private equity firm TPG Capital and

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You'll be moved by "Spartacus and Cassandra"

Our film of the week is “Spartacus and Cassandra”, an original and moving documentary about the lives of two Roma children in France. Spartacus and

Our film of the week is “Spartacus and Cassandra”, an original and moving documentary about the lives of two Roma children in France. Spartacus and

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Out of this world: Moscow State Circus puts on alien show

The Great Moscow State Circus is moving away from traditional animal-based performances with its latest show. Although it is still run by famous

The Great Moscow State Circus is moving away from traditional animal-based performances with its latest show. Although it is still run by famous

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Catalonia set to be first Spain region to ban circus animals

Catalonia looks set to become the first Spanish region to ban circus acts which use live animals. Many towns there already outlaw the practice, as

Catalonia looks set to become the first Spanish region to ban circus acts which use live animals. Many towns there already outlaw the practice, as

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Clowns and acrobats in the Vatican

Thousands of circus artists were invited by Pope Benedict XVI. After a parade through the avenue leading to St. Peter’s square, jugglers, puppeteers

Thousands of circus artists were invited by Pope Benedict XVI. After a parade through the avenue leading to St. Peter’s square, jugglers, puppeteers

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Circus comes to Gaza for first time in years

For the first time in years, a circus has come to Gaza. The Egyptian National Circus put on the first show of its one-month visit in the Palestinian

For the first time in years, a circus has come to Gaza. The Egyptian National Circus put on the first show of its one-month visit in the Palestinian

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Piccadilly is turned into a feathered fancy

London’s famous Piccadilly Circus was turned into a genuine circus for a day as part of the British capital’s 2012 festival. A French acrobatic

London’s famous Piccadilly Circus was turned into a genuine circus for a day as part of the British capital’s 2012 festival. A French acrobatic

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Escaped elephant in Ireland

Escaped from a circus in Ireland, a 2.5 tonne elephant has been re-captured in Blackpool, County Cork. The Indian elephant, called Baby took a tour

Escaped from a circus in Ireland, a 2.5 tonne elephant has been re-captured in Blackpool, County Cork. The Indian elephant, called Baby took a tour

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Cirque du Soleil's new show in Moscow

Preparations are underway in Moscow for the launch of Cirque du Soleil’s most expensive show ever, inside the Kremlin walls.

Preparations are underway in Moscow for the launch of Cirque du Soleil’s most expensive show ever, inside the Kremlin walls.

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Ice sculpture festival in Germany

An annual exhibition of ice sculptures, this year with a circus theme, opens on Friday in the northern German city of Roevershagen.

An annual exhibition of ice sculptures, this year with a circus theme, opens on Friday in the northern German city of Roevershagen.

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Circus drama for top cast

The circus movie “Water for Elephants” is continuing to draw audiences around the globe despite its mixed reviews. Set in the 1930’s, the film

The circus movie “Water for Elephants” is continuing to draw audiences around the globe despite its mixed reviews. Set in the 1930’s, the film

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Witherspoon and Pattinson star in circus drama

Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel, the film Water For Elephants stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame alongside Oscar winners Reese

Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel, the film Water For Elephants stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame alongside Oscar winners Reese

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Cirque du Soleil's Totem opens in London

The Cirque du Soleil is poised to opens its new show in London and for the first time the troupe will perform not in its big top, but in a much

The Cirque du Soleil is poised to opens its new show in London and for the first time the troupe will perform not in its big top, but in a much

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Michael Jackson The Immortal

Michael Jackson may have passed on but his legend is set to run and run. He’s the world’s most profitable deceased star. Michael Jackson the

Michael Jackson may have passed on but his legend is set to run and run. He’s the world’s most profitable deceased star. Michael Jackson the

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Clowning around in Colombia's army circus

Dawn in Colombia, time for the army’s soldiers to rise and shine. But once the day’s drills are over it is time to start a very different type of

Dawn in Colombia, time for the army’s soldiers to rise and shine. But once the day’s drills are over it is time to start a very different type of

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Cirque du Soleil insects swoop on New York

New York is being invaded by insects, courtesy of a new show by the Cirque du Soleil. The spectacle, OVO, brings together acrobatics and dance to

New York is being invaded by insects, courtesy of a new show by the Cirque du Soleil. The spectacle, OVO, brings together acrobatics and dance to

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Monkey magic in London

Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s Chinese extravaganza Monkey: Journey To The West has just opened in Greenwich in London. A spectacular mixture of Peking

Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s Chinese extravaganza Monkey: Journey To The West has just opened in Greenwich in London. A spectacular mixture of Peking