The circus showcases the extravagant costumes Rio Carnival is known for by seducing the audience with vibrant and invigorating designs. At the beginning a samba dancer appears on a free-standing moving gold platform. The golden samba dancer atop the platform is joined by more samba dancers in equally bright feather headdresses.
A lit up gold free-standing platform in the shape of a love heart. There are five samba dancers on the stage with one on the platform and the other four on the stage floor.
The range of costumes continues throughout the circus acts including aerial acrobatics performers in glittering leotards, illusionists in sensual edgy costumes and more extravagant carnival outfits. The carnival outfits act as a performance themselves featuring large lit up skirts, jeweled headpieces, huge feather backpieces and feather fan tails (hiding derrieres).
Two performers on the stage dressed in large skirted outfits, big headresses and wide feather backpieces.
The dramatic mood of the performance shifts between bright and happy, and dark and edgy. The performers carry strong dark energy during the illusions with the illusionist and four assistants including two men in black moving props and two women acting as living props. During the illusions some parents may want to shield younger kids from the daring tricks involving spikes.
A medium shot of two female illusion performers in sequined black leotards.
In between circus acts the clown, dressed like a ringmaster, keeps the crowd in high spirits with ludicrous antics and juggling. The clown brings the biggest laughs of the show by performing slapstick comedy in a mime style.
An aerialist on trapeze under spotlight with lighting effects on the curtain behind.
The highlight of the circus are solo aerialists dangling from the circus tent top. A petite aerialist dazzles with an aerial hoop or a tall aerialist performs on the trapeze while interesting animations appear in lights on the curtains behind them. A solo performer with aerial silk perfectly times stage lighting to physical performance.
An acrobatic performer balancing on short poles with his feet in the air.
From costumes to lighting to talented performers, this circus is eye-catching from start to finish. The show could be more engaging with simpler and smoother transitions that avoid relying on heavy lightning or blackouts.
Five samba dancers in different colours facing away from the crowd.