Direct from Russia and for the first time in South Africa
Audiences from 2 – 102 will be spellbound by the refreshing Splash! – The Water Circus on its first visit to South Africa, direct from Russia, when it will dazzle audiences at Silverstar Casino from 19 August to 17 September 2017 before a Nationwide Tour until January 2018.00
SPLASH! – The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.
Onlookers will gasp as they watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks, take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.
In addition to all the circus acts which viewers are accustomed to seeing, the show also has a full team of synchronized swimmers who add to the magic of the performance. Their disciplined and well trained displays are one of the reasons why the show is considered to be so unique.
This circus is totally free of animals and showcases the extreme talent and capabilities of the human body in an action-packed show presented around the custom-built pool ensuring a truly memorable audience experience.
On April 17, 1998, the first Russian Water Circus was performed under the name ‘Circus on Water’. Since then, the creative team has continually developed new acts and shows which captivate and enthral families across the world. Over the past 19 years, the ‘Circus on Water’ team has toured Russia, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Oman, Lithuania, UAE and China. The show has not toured internationally since a major renovation in 2013 which piqued the interest of international producer Harry Weber and local producer Matthew Cook.
Over the last 6 months, teams in South Africa, New Zealand and Russia have been working on SPLASH! – The Water Circus, ensuring that only the most spectacular acts are seen on the South African tour.
Splash! The Water Circus
The Globe at Silverstar Casino
19 August – 17 September
Thursdays and Fridays at 20h00
Saturdays at 11h00, 15h00 and 19h00
Sundays at 11h00 and 15h00.
Ticket prices range from R100 – R375
Bookings are through Computicket at www.computicket.com or by calling 0861 915 8000.
The show runs 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20-minute interval.
No children under 2 will be allowed into the auditorium and most especially no babes in arms.
To ensure as many South Africans as possible get to experience this jaw-dropping circus, after the season at Silverstar Casino, SPLASH! – The Water Circus tours nationwide across South Africa from mid-September until January 2018, travelling to Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Newcastle, Nelspruit, Witbank, Welkom, Mossel Bay and the West Coast.
Details of dates, venues and booking information will be released in due course.