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Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia makes its London premiere at Underbelly Festival with a mix of astonishing stunts, astounding circus skills and enchanting adventure.

The show dramatises in surreal, often comic and mostly wordless ways, the magical true tale of two Ethiopian brothers, Bibi and Bichu who dreamed as little boys of joining the circus, and stages the journey of how their dream came true. Performed from the perspective of the young brothers, through the universal language of circus, the show mixes autobiographical and fictional narratives to tell how the Bibi and Bichu became world-class jugglers.

 (C) ndrey Petrov

(C) ndrey Petrov

The multi-talented Circus Abyssinia Troupe celebrate the birth of a new Ethiopian tradition through a breath-taking range of circus skills including human juggling, hand-vaulting, contortion, cloth spinning, Cyr Wheel, clowning and the eight strong double Chinese Pole act. Fusing theatrical storytelling with astonishing stunts, the show combines the arts and innovations of contemporary circus with Ethiopia's artistic heritage to create one of the world's first full-blown Ethiopian circuses.

Prices: from £14 previews, £19.50 weekdays, £23.50 weekends. The show lasts 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages.

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