1. opening act at the Great British Circus in Ipoh

1. opening act at the Great British Circus in Ipoh

If you have yet to catch the Great British Circus currently in town (Ipoh), I urge you to go before they leave for another location. It is because this is a top-class circus which we rarely have the chance to watch.

2. Spiderman

2. Spiderman

3. he marvels you with his mid-air flight

3. he marvels you with his mid-air flight

With extreme acts such as the tightrope without any safety netting, the Wheel of Death and the Globe of Death, you are guaranteed to be kept on the edge of your seat as you marvel at the skills of these circus artistes.

4. LED dancers

4. LED dancers

5. acrobats on a raised platform

5. acrobats on a raised platform

However, it is not all death-defying stunts that you will see because this is a family-centric circus that is suitable for all ages. There’s Pompeo the clown to provide some light entertainment, which drew the most laughter from the audience, when I was there.

6. their fluid body movements fill one with wonder

6. their fluid body movements fill one with wonder

7. Pompeo the Clown provides light entertainment in between death-defying acts

7. Pompeo the Clown provides light entertainment in between death-defying acts

Between the acts, there is also singing and dancing, thus there is practically no down time, except for the 15-minute interval – it was a good photo opportunity with Misha the Polar Bear and Spiderman.

8. beautiful dancers in their element

8. beautiful dancers in their element

9. the high-wire act

9. the high-wire act

This British-style circus boasts fourteen performers from Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia and Bulgaria, all with varied experiences, including second and third generation circus performers.

10. a blind-folded performer walks across the tightrope

10. a blind-folded performer walks across the tightrope

11. a performer cycles across the tightrope while his partner hangs down from his neck

11. a performer cycles across the tightrope while his partner hangs down from his neck

What makes this Great British Circus unusual is that no animal is used. According to Biliana Kirilova, owner and show organiser, there is no need to use animals to provide entertainment.

12. two highly entertaining acts: Misha the Polar Bear and Spiderman

12. two highly entertaining acts: Misha the Polar Bear and Spiderman

13. two circus artistes in the spinning Wheel of Death

13. two circus artistes in the spinning Wheel of Death

She said, “With our circus, we would like to let everyone know that we can still have wholesome entertainment for the family without the animals. Also, we hope to be a regular feature in Malaysia, and not just a circus act that comes by your neighbourhood, once every thirty years.

14. singing and dancing provide light entertainment for the family

14. singing and dancing provide light entertainment for the family

15. one of the acts

15. one of the acts

“We are trying to introduce the circus to more children, get them involved and maybe one or two will pick up the art. As we found out, unlike in Europe, circus is still very new to Malaysians.”

16. two bikes and a girl in the Globe of Death, which measures only four metres in diameter

16. two bikes and a girl in the Globe of Death, which measures only four metres in diameter

17. performers in the Globe of Death

17. performers in the Globe of Death

The Great British Circus performed in Klang and Setia Alam (Shah Alam, Selangor) before coming to Ipoh, after which they will relocate to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan for one month.

18. circus details

18. circus details

Therefore, grab this chance to watch the Great British Circus before it is too late! Details are in the flyer attached herewith.

Event: The Great British Circus
Venue: Car Park of AEON BiG Falim, Ipoh
Date: 5th Feb to 20th March, 2016
Show times: as stated in the flyer

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