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Circus 1903

Extraordinary acts from around the globe announced for Circus 1903

Circus 1903 is delighted to announce a line-up of world-class performers for their run at The Lowry (Tue 19 – Sun 24 November 2019).

A range of dazzling acts from around the globe will transport audiences back to the wonders of the Golden Age of Circus.

Circus 1903 will include puppet elephants Queenie and Peanut, Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade (David Williamson), a daring duo aerial act ‘The Flying Fredonis’ performed by Russian artists Dasha Shelest and Vadym Pankevych, Cuban hand balancer ‘The Great Rokardy’ (Rokardy Rodriguez) and the furious flexible feats of Russian Rolling Ball Hula Hoopist ‘Mademoiselle Natalia’ (Natalia Leontieva).

Also taking to the stage will be much-loved mind-bending juggler, ‘The Great Gaston’ (François Borie), the legendary balancing act Rola Bola by ‘The Sensational Sozonov’ (Russian Mikhail Sozonov and Ukrainian Ievgeniia Fetkulova), unrivalled Ethiopian contortionist, ‘The Elastic Dislocationist’ (Senayet Asefa Amare) and the stomach churning heights of ‘The Daring Desafios’ (trio of Brazilian teeterboard daredevils João Guilherme de Lima Siqueira, Luan de Souza Vieira and Clóvis Hernan Aranguiz dos Santos). Dizzying Mongolian duo Ganbayar Munkhbat and Andryei Batbold will bring their Icarian Games act and the Russian Cradle will feature breathtaking performances from ‘Les Incredibles’ (Ivan Formichev and Maria Boldyreva).