- From July 9-16, Mercato hosts live performances and roaming acts from renowned Chinese Circus
- Two shows each day including feats of balance, contortion, and acrobatics
With the skills and expertise of thousands of years of entertainment traditions from China, the DSS will showcase the present edition of Dubai Summer Surprises with Mercato hosting the Beijing Chinese Circus daily until 19 July, as part of the mall’s circus fiesta. A major element of global cultural exchange, the team has performed for audiences around the world, the Beijing Chinese Circus is all set to include diverse influences such as kung fu and martial arts, opera, theatre, and acrobatics. Conducted twice daily at 16:15 and 19:45, this well-known touring group will complete 25-minute live acts including glass balancing, high unicycles, and a ‘giraffe’ contortionist. Between performances, shoppers can take time and spot the vibrant colours and coordinated movements of the Chinese dragon parade that will be roaming the four corners of the mall, giving shoppers and diners an incentive to stay to enjoy the full experience of the circus.
The Beijing Chinese Circus is a major attraction for the senses, with melodious music, attractive costumes, and physical feats that are next to impossible. Audiences are captivated and truly surprised by the precision and skill of its performers. The Circus also includes performers trained in the art of balancing scores of glasses using each limb and riding purpose-built bicycles at incredible heights with multiple riders. They master the art with years of strength and flexibility training that enables members of the Circus to contort their bodies in every direction, perfected by theatrical costuming and make-up effects.
‘Own The Summer’ – which is the theme of DSS 2016 – inspires families, fashion lovers, foodies and everyone in Dubai to optimize the 43 days of celebrations across the city including entertainment, retail and dining promotions, offering visitors numerous chances to win fabulous prizes.
For more information, please visit: www.dubaisummersurprises.com.
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