On 14 and 15 September, Moscow boulevards will see Circus Arts Festival timed to the 100th anniversary of the national state circus, as Head of the Moscow Department of Trade and Services Alexei Nemeryuk reported at a Moscow Government Presidium meeting.
On 26 August 1919, the Council of People's Commissars signed a decree 'On the Unification of Theatrical Business', according to which Russian circuses became state-owned. In 1927, the State School of Circus and Variety Arts opened in Moscow.
10 venues in the city centre will show performances by professional aerial gymnasts, acrobats, balancers and clowns.
There will be more than 50 different master classes for both children and adults. Everyone will be able to try his or her hand in magic and basics of circus arts and make a balloon masterpiece.
Guests will also try on clown noses, learn to juggle, watch soap bubble shows and performances by street theatre artists, as well as visit a mirror maze, chamber of horrors and an imaginarium.
Plunge in the world of science at the science show 'Nutty Professor' or take a picture at a special Mini Zoo photo zone.
Children can enjoy inflatable towns and bouncy houses, candy canes and cotton candy or take part in a scooter or runbike race, while those tired of active entertainment may ride a pony.
On 16 September, the Moscow anniversary program will continue with a grandiose gala show at Moscow Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard, featuring Soviet and Russian circus legends.
This autumn, the 100th anniversary of Russian circus events will take place across the country: in St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Sochi, Voronezh, Kislovodsk and many other cities. The organiser is the Russian State Circus, the largest circus organization in the world.