Circus Raj, created by Rhythms and Ragas and the members of Circus Raj, this veritable "supergroup" of Rajasthan's elite street circus performers from this fascinating region's legendary entertainment communities, combine their amazing skills - with optional live musical support from the World famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band. Performing breathtaking acts of courage and bravery - preserved over many centuries from the time of the Maharajas - they take this ancient, mystical and magical circus format to even greater heights.
Circus Raj's cast of dancers, illusionists, aerialists, acrobats and rope walkers, with the eye-watering displays by their fakir, present a colourful, vibrant, fast-moving extravaganza of intrigue, drama, feats of daring, music, laughter and surprise.
Their spectacular, awe-inspiring and unique shows toured Europe extensively all through the summers of 2015 and 2016, thrilling audiences of all ages at festivals, melas, community events and carnivals - including Glasgow and Leicester Melas and numerous festivals including Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Lunar, Imagine Watford, Richmond upon Thames, Readipop, SKIrcus and Forde in Norway and Walthamstow Garden Party. Don't miss them when they return to Europe again in May 2017 for a feast of Indian circus and street theatre.
The main promo video here is an example of the range of skills (with the exception of the fire eating) that make up a typical outdoor show; it can be modified for indoor settings without the headroom for the aerial work. The group also run workshops for children that include a short circus show and participation in juggling, simple acrobatics, balancing objects, dancing, singing and turban tieing.
Circus Raj is suited to audiences of all ages, available in a street theatre format either in one location or on walkabout or as a fully staged outdoors circus show with a slack rope and other aerial equipment, backdrop and scenery.
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photo credits. Farzana Neazi and Deepak P Samani Photography