What makes the Russians and Chinese so good in the circus?
It’s about investment. The circus in those two countries is considered the third art – the other two being ballet and opera – and it is something that is invested in heavily in both countries. In Russia and most of the former Soviet countries, these arts offer opportunity and direction to young people and for that reason the level of training and exposure to performing arts makes the artists so much more skilled and refined. China and Russia are without doubt the two best countries in the world for circus performers – and the Moscow Grand Circus will be a strong reflection of that. Nowhere else in the world does it like they do.
From high wire acts to juggling, there are thrills (but hopefully no spills) at the Moscow Grand Circus