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on December 14, 2011 on 12/14/11 from ,

The Russian Circus!

By far the most interesting thing I saw this week was the big Moscow circus. I had no idea what to expect. I have heard many stories of Russian circuses. I heard that Russia has the best circuses in the world. It wasn’t until this week that I got to see for myself if it was true, and now I can say I agree with the rumors. I had never seen a circus like the one i’ve seen in Moscow. This had moving platforms and a stage that changes to accommodate different performances. If there was a water act, they would move the floor and turn it into a pool. It was so incredible.  It was one of the most interesting and fun shows I have ever seen. So many incredible acts in one place. I got to see acrobats walk on a tightrope up high, bears riding bicycles better then a lot of people I know, monkeys acting like humans, people doing flips on running horses and so much more. My camera ran out of batteries so unfortunately I was not able to take as many pictures as I wanted to, but I did manage to get a few nice ones.  I will definitely recommend that anyone who goes to Moscow must see this circus.

 

The most fun I had this week was actually during my behind the scenes tour of the circus.  I got to go feed the circus animals, and talk with the circus performers. I was able to see the many rooms where the performers train for their acts, and learned how everyone who worked in the circus is like one big family. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget.