Circus Act

Zirka Circus in Gisborne for Into The Future show.

Zirka Circus in Gisborne for Into The Future show.

Picture by Liam Clayton

Performers Yina Wang and Feiyan Wang make this look a lot easier than it is in front of the Zirka Circus big top.

The circus is in Gisborne as part of its 10-year anniversary tour and will be performing a show called Into The Future.

Its first performance is a Life Education Trust fundraiser tonight.

The circus features international artists performing magic, juggling and the famous “motorbikes of madness” in a ball called the Sphere of Fear.

It is the only Southern Hemisphere circus owned and operated by a woman.

Owner/manager Jeni Hou and her family have been in the entertainment and circus industry for three generations.

The circus troupe has been touring New Zealand non-stop.

Ms Hou said it took two years for them to complete a tour featuring all major New Zealand cities and smaller towns. “Our new show is our sixth tour of the country.”

The circus will be in town until Sunday, September 1.

There will be a mix of evening and matinee shows in the big top located at Childers Road (next to the netball courts).

For more information go to the Zirka Circus website or their Facebook page.

Performers Yina Wang and Feiyan Wang make this look a lot easier than it is in front of the Zirka Circus big top.

The circus is in Gisborne as part of its 10-year anniversary tour and will be performing a show called Into The Future.

Its first performance is a Life Education Trust fundraiser tonight.

The circus features international artists performing magic, juggling and the famous “motorbikes of madness” in a ball called the Sphere of Fear.

It is the only Southern Hemisphere circus owned and operated by a woman.

Owner/manager Jeni Hou and her family have been in the entertainment and circus industry for three generations.

The circus troupe has been touring New Zealand non-stop.

Ms Hou said it took two years for them to complete a tour featuring all major New Zealand cities and smaller towns. “Our new show is our sixth tour of the country.”

The circus will be in town until Sunday, September 1.

There will be a mix of evening and matinee shows in the big top located at Childers Road (next to the netball courts).

For more information go to the Zirka Circus website or their Facebook page.

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