Before Circus Flora began on opening night, Artistic Director and Producer Ivor David Balding (he likes to be called David) personally introduced this year’s new show, “The Wizard,” and reaffirmed the Circus’ steadfast dedication to maintaining the highest standards of circus custom and entertainment.
Tradionally, Circus Flora has always built their repertoire of displays and acts around a story. This year’s tale is that of Camelot.
Among the featured acts is The St. Louis Arches, a fast-moving group of youngsters from St. Louis who run, tumble, somersault and flip with amazing skill and precision.
The Flying Wallends, arguable the most daring and fabled high wire act in the history of the circus world, are the highlight of the evening on the high wire. They are the kind of act that scares you to death, but you can’t take your eyes off them.
Circus Flora is a single ring sensation performed in an air-conditioned tent that gives the audience the definite impression that the show was built exactly for them, and it was. The ticket prices are very affordable, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. As David Balding himself says, “It’s a circus about family, beauty, magic and inspiration.”
It’s all that and more at Circus Flora.
Circus Flora performs on the parking lot behind Powell Symphony Hall. For performance times, ticket prices and information on special programs and activities, click on the link below. Step right up, because the circus is back in town.