D & F Bros. Grand Indian Circus (formerly Circus Raj)
D & F Bros. Grand Indian Circus has been created by Rhythms and Ragas in collaboration with Access All Areas, under the personal direction of internationally renowned Kristian Kristof, a circus specialist, entertainer and artistic and creative director with 30 years of experience.,
Several members of Circus Raj have spent much of 2017 at Pinewood Studios in the live-action remake of the animated Disney film "Dumbo", directed by Tim Burton and starring Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton, Kristian is Disney's circus choreographer and as part of his MA studies will be working with our circus artists in Jaipur from February 2018 to produce an exciting, brand new show for presentation from early summer in the UK and Europe.
Rajasthan is home to the most elite of street circus performers; this fascinating region's legendary entertainment communities combine their amazing skills - with optional live musical support from the World famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band- in 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.
The 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 - 2017, thrilling audiences of all ages at festivals, melas, community events and carnivals - including Glasgow, Southampton, Edinburgh and Leicester Melas, Walthamstow Garden Party and numerous festivals including Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Lunar, Imagine Watford, Richmond upon Thames, Readipop, Rhythms of the World IOW, Geronimo, Harwich, Middlewich FAB, Earigail in Ireland, SKIrcus, Stoppenden Verden and Forde in Norway.
The main promo video here is the former Circus Raj group and will be updated shortly. Meanwhile, it 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.
The circus 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.
Further information can be found by clicking HERE
photo credits. Farzana Neazi and Deepak P Samani Photography