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Emanji Circus Arts presents ‘Echoes’

Published: Jul 19, 2013

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When most people hear the word “circus”, they think elephants, tigers and lions, but when you hear Emanji Circus Arts, you need to think just a little differently, and more along the lines of European-style circus, which means no wild animals. Think of a show that’s family-based and more theater rather than circus.

In its fourth show, which has been dubbed “Echoes” and will be a tribute to 40 years of Bahamian entertainment, circus style, show owner and director Jarvis Grant says if you’ve seen his previous three shows, to expect something different.

“This is theater … old-fashioned theatrical circus, European style … no animals, all acrobatics, mimes and clowns,” he said of the one-and-a-half hour show which began yesterday and plays through Saturday, July 20 at The National Centre for the Performing Arts.

At this year’s show a number of new acts will be seen as Grant changes staff at least every two season, which he said resulted in an entirely different show from the music to the scenes which he said he does his best to rewrite each time. And with new people coming into the show, he said brings a lot of different ideas.

“Expect more Bahamian, but new of this event that is a good family event for all ages,” said Grant. “The improvements are tremendous.”

Two shows will be held daily at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 children. For more information, telephone 433-0774 or 465-4532.


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