Feel the heat at Circus Rio
The only circus I’ve ever experienced firsthand is the one haphazardly performed daily in my living room as I attempt to get the kids ready for school in the morning, so when invited to attend Circus Rio, I was excited to find out what a performance underneath a legitimate big top was really like.
In Adelaide for the first time ever, the team at Circus Rio did not disappoint. The spirit of the carnival is very much alive from the opening Samba number, in what is a joyous celebration of music, light, costume, colour and the remarkable capability of the human form.
The athleticism of the aerialists, who dangled perilously from ropes and ribbons was enough to make anyone want to up their weights regime, with the Circus Rio team making a series of unnerving stunts look effortless.
Featuring a variety of high energy acts, there is enough slapstick comedy, acrobatics and old school circus classics like juggling and rolla bolla to keep both adults and children enthralled throughout the two-hour extravaganza.
A highlight of the show was undoubtedly the FMX motorbikes soaring and backflipping through the big top which left the jaws of my three, at times unimpressible, children agape.
Circus Rio is definitely an event for the whole family, with both little and big people alike welcomed onto the stage after the show for a meet and greet and photo opportunities with the performers.
Don’t pass up the opportunity to see this travelling troupe while they’re in town!
Tickets from $19 for kids and $29 for adults
Bonython Park, Adelaide
05 Apr – 12 May 2019
Tickets available here