Presented by Uncle Ringo, the Great Circus of Europe heads to Singapore for the first time to bring fun, thrill and laughter to all this December.
Hear ye, hear ye! Presented by local carnival veteran Uncle Ringo, The Great Circus of Europe will be coming to Singapore for the first time with Uncle Ringo’s family-friendly carnival games, thrilling rides and delectable delights at the food street – something fun for the whole family.
Held between 20 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, The Great Circus of Europe will showcase jaw-dropping international circus acts, all packed within a 90-minute performance.
From dancers trapezing through the air, to performers riding a fine line, literally, while on a motorbike, circus-lovers are in for a treat as The Great Circus of Europe sets up its Big Top at the Bayfront Event Space at Marina Bay with an ensemble cast of circus performers from across Europe.
As part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 celebrations, The Great Circus of Europe will also feature an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance with specially curated acts, inviting the audience to count down to the new year with marvellous surprises and big laughs!
As the ringmaster of Singapore’s carnival scene since 1984, we are constantly thinking of new ways to bring fun and laughter to families. This year, we hope to elevate the carnival experience for Singaporeans by bringing in a world-class international circus, along with a host of entertaining games, rides and delicious food options – a great way for families to spend the holiday season. – Joyce Lee, Marketing Director, Uncle Ringo
A gathering of world-class circus acts Led by Ring-Mistress Hayley Gandey, a fourth-generation descendant of a circus dynasty, audiences can expect outstanding showmanship by a stellar cast of circus performers from eight different countries, including Romania, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Columbia, and even Mexico.
Be awed by the sheer flexibility of contortionist Prince Amiri or the ‘Bone Crusher’, bop along to the exuberant choreography of the The London Showgirls; and laugh at the antics of female clown Clown Andreea.
Colombian dare-devils The Gerlings will be attempting the dangerous Double Space Wheel, where four acrobats will perform stunts inside and outside the pods at the ends of two giant rotating arms; as well as race round in the inside of an iron mesh globe known as the Thunderdome at a remarkable 45 miles an hour!
In another precarious motorbike stunt, The Skyriders will embark on a motorbike journey seven meters in the air, and on a 15mm wide wire.
The circus will also see various enthralling aerial displays. The Survivors, one of Europe’s greatest casting and catching acts, will put up a heart-racing performance with acrobats executing precise and near-impossible choreographed maneuvers – all while flying through the air! Visitors can look forward to a series of acrobatics by The Serik Brothers, while suspended 13 meters away from the ground; and be enraptured by a riveting aerial ballet display by Duo Nava.
Keeping the spirits high will be The Athumani Warriors from Kenya with their high-adrenaline acrobatic acts, and high-energy roller-skating routines by The High Rollers.
In Addition, Uncle Ringo will be transforming the Bayfront Event Space with a circus within a carnival. Visitors can look forward to a host of family-friendly carnival games, thrilling rides and food fare at the Escapade Festival Village.