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"MARAVILLOSO!" Contemporary Circus at Discovery Green

Discovery Green

"MARAVILLOSO!" will feature the Texas debut of France-based Barolosolo Cirkus Company's "ile O," a delightful mashup of modern physical theater moving from comic to abs


Big Cat Issues

Blood at the Houston circus: Tiger trainer insists on finishing act despite getting clawed

By Marika Rafte

Blood and a tiger in an arena full of people is a potentially dangerous situation. Which is why Alexander Lacey, tiger trainer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is still g ...


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Could you hang with a professional jump roper? Cirque star throws down a Double Dutch gauntlet

By Whitney Radley

Jump roping is a lot harder than it looks, as Cirque du Soleil performer Adrienn Banhegyi reminded us when she stopped by the CultureMap office for a visit. The 29-year-old Hungarian   ...


Cirque Imagination presents "Ruckus - A Cirque Spectacular"

A stunning display of circus arts featuring trapezists, jugglers, contortionists and more, "Ruckus - A Cirque Spectacular" is inspired by vaudeville and contemporary circus and features a


Underneath the big top

Inside Cirque du Soleil's Koozå: A world of color, contortionists & slapstick comedy

By Karen Burd

Cirque du Soleil's Koozå marks a return to the show's circus roots, with clowns, contortionists, acrobats and more executing follies and feats of strength, all orchestrated by The Tri ...


Light, Hope, Wonder

M.D. Anderson pediatric patients create a mural & the circus comes out to celebrate

By Whitney Radley

The scene outside of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday afternoon was a miniature circus. Literally.  Face-painted clowns and performers from the Rin ...


Cirque Mechanics Boomtown

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Cirque Mechanics performers, formerly with Moscow Circus, Cirque du Soleil and other world-renowned companies, strike it rich by setting their newest creation in an 1865 mining town, where an unlik


A bug's life

Inside Ovo, Cirque du Soleil's insect world: Where Lady Gaga's egg would fit right in

By Sarah Rufca

Driving up to the Cirque du Soleil location in Frisco, north of Dallas, I had no idea what to expect until a giant blue and yellow striped tent emerged in view like a fantasy world Ikea. I was head ...


Barry Moore lectures on Houston Public Library's vintage circus poster collection

Architect Barry Moore will lecture on Houston Public Library's renowned circus poster collection at the Museum of Printing History. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey present ZING ZANG ZOOM at Reliant Stadium

NRG Stadium

Trapeze artists, human cannons, elephants, tigers and clowns — The Greatest Show on Earth comes to town. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus has entertained families for over


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