Silvers Circus, one of the top ten circuses in the world, will be touring Dingley Village and Altona this month and next month.
Holding its first show in Dingley Village on 31 January, the circus remains there until the 25 February. Then it moves to Altona, where it will present its stunning international acts from Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 25 March.
The two hour shows, in a cooled and heated Big Top, have all the sparkle and glamour Australian audiences have come to expect, thanks to Silvers constant innovation and modernisation, with extraordinary artists continually arriving from all parts of the world.
In the “Globe of Death”, three Phoenix Riders speed around on motorbikes inside a metal globe, 3½ meters in diameter, missing each other by mere millimetres.
The agility, speed and precision of unicyclist Yonas are no less surprising, as he performs not only on three unicycles at once, but also on a unicycle smaller than a foot.
Acrobatics also feature, with Gypsy Gomez, from Argentina, manipulating up to 80 hoola hoops while balancing on a giant mirror ball, and Australian aerial artist Madeline Bisby combining talent with elegance and beauty on her Cloudswing.
No circus is complete without its clowns, and the Silvers audience are well served by Dominik Gasser, as Picolo, with humour also provided by extraordinary juggler Ariel Barralle, performing under the name Monchito.
Expect also to be dazzled by the Las Vegas illusions of Ringmaster Simon Tait.
First set up by Swiss couple Anna and Anton Gasser in 1976, Silvers Circus has a solid reputation for spectacular and economical family entertainment, with tickets priced from $35.