When was the last time you or your children went to watch a circus show?
Gone are those days when there would be a whiff of excitement about a circus coming to town. From that moment, you know all your plans for the coming week will revolve around the show dates. You can’t wait to see the otherwise empty ground transform into a magical place with huge tents being set up and colourful banners hanging from every corner.You count your days to the show with your friends, often discussing possible acts you may see. And when the day finally arrives, you pray to get the front row seats so that you don’t have to crane your neck to watch the acrobats on the flying trapeze. It was indeed like being in a magical world, where the clowns made you laugh till your stomach hurt and you became unaware that you were holding your friend’s hands so tight until the acrobats finally came to ground to take a bow. And when the show finally came to an end, you couldn’t wait to get back home to scribble in your diary thus ‘Circus show was so magical.Today was a good day’.
Alas, not anymore. The circus world seems to have lost its magical touch with the advent of many other forms of entertainments. Perhaps, the downfall started with the ban on certain species of animals used for the circus. But was the circus just about animals? What about the jokers, the clowns, the acrobats, the fire-eaters and rope-dancers? Wouldn’t it be amazing to be part of that magical world again where you and your children would take a journey far away from the humdrum of life?
For the very same reason, we bring to you The Spectacular Circus–a journey, we hope, will take you back to those fun-filled days and give you and your child a window of opportunity to experience and understand the forgotten culture of circus in India.
Timing and date: October 3, 2015. Please be seated by 5.45 p.m.
Venue: Jyothi Nivas College, Koramangala, Bangalore.
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The Spectacular Circus will also witness the participation of 64 children from vulnerable backgrounds in Bangalore as part of our Outreach programme with the Parikrma Humanity Foundation. In order to provide them the best of everything-ballet costumes, tights and shoes and invite their parents to the show, the foundation is running a crowd-funding initiative with Wishberry, an online crowd-funding platform.
You can help them be at their best and fulfil their dreams to perform The Spectacular Circus by sharing and supporting the campaign here. To know more about the campaign, drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the rehearsals of The Spectacular Circus here.