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Cirque Italia: The Water Circus is Coming to These Hill Country Cities!

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It’s that time of year when the after-holiday and mid-winter blues can get you down, but how about a trip to Cirque Italia to lift your spirits? This water circus is a fun show for the entire family, and kids between two and 12 years get in free of charge! The Water Circus is a European-style performance that features dazzling acrobatics, costumes, and acts that are sure to be a magical experience. The Water Circus is visiting Austin from January 24 through February 3, and San Antonio from February 7 through February 10.

Cirque Italia: The Water Circus is Coming to These Hill Country Cities!

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Cirque Italia is an Italian company founded by Manuel Rebecchi. He’s a direct descendant of a prestigious family involved in the circus world of Italy, and he wanted to create a unique show unlike any other to travel across the United States. It is the first Italian water circus ever. Cirque Italia features a custom 35,000-gallon water stage for the performers. The stage has a built-in lid that lifts 35 feet into the air so that sheets of water fall like rain in the water arena.

Cirque Italia: The Water Circus is Coming to These Hill Country Cities!

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Cirque Italia’s acts feature acrobatics, contortionists, hand balancing, a tyrannosaurus rex robot, aerialists, high-wire acts, giant bubbles, a mermaid, and many other surprise performances to keep the magic fresh and the experience unforgettable. The Water Circus is more like Broadway performance art than a traditional three-ring circus. It has been compared to Cirque Du Soleil but is considered more affordable than Cirque Du Soleil tickets.

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Besides its unusual combination of performance art and the custom water stage, Cirque Italia is a unique circus experience in that there are no real animals involved at all. All the performers are humans (except for the dinosaur, of course!). The performance takes place in a beautiful white tent with blue swirls on it, a truly grand sight no matter the age of the audience member, and it can fit up to 1200 people. There are more than 30 artists handpicked through difficult auditions across the globe. The experience is sure to be unforgettable and a blast for the entire family.