Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg Circus holds special performance for veteran performers

Yekaterinburg Circus held a special performance on Sunday for an invited group of former Russian Circus performers and first-time patrons.

Yekaterinburg Circus Director-General Vadim Gagloyev met with veterans of the national circus on Saturday night to extend a formal invitation.

"This performance is primarily yours, and for you," Gagloyev said. "You, more than anyone else, deserve respect and honor for your work...you gave and continue to give to the circus arts. So you are the main characters of the festivities."

Directed by nationally-renown animal tamer Taisa Kornilov, Sunday's performance featured aerialists, acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and animal tricks. Kornilov's elephant taming routine showcased the grace with which large animals can move.

At the conclusion of the performance, the circus veterans were invited to attend a reception with the cast of the Yekaterinburg Circus.