Enchanted tale from Russia re-told in West Yorkshire

Contortionist Ksenia Veslovskaja performing for the Moscow State Circus in Halifax.  Pic: Simon Hulme
Contortionist Ksenia Veslovskaja performing for the Moscow State Circus in Halifax. Pic: Simon Hulme
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A WORLD renowned circus has arrived in Halifax to showcase its latest acrobatic production in Savile Park.

The Moscow State Circus will be performing tonight, tomorrow and Friday at 5-7.45pm, on Saturday between 3pm and 6pm and on both Sunday and Monday, 2-5pm.

Its new show ‘7 Zhelaniy’ is billed as the circus’ greatest production to date and is based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or “The Flower With Seven Colours,” originally told by Benjamin Losin, in which each of the petals represent a wish.

According to the show’s promoters, audiences will see a character called Professor Wacko and his sidekick Natalia Mezentceva invite them to an enchanted garden, a place where dreams come true and a place to see magnificent feats of human achievement, the likes of which have never been witnessed in Great Britain before.

A group of performers called the Loveable Buffoons then guide the audience through the tale, in which they grant wishes to the beautiful Kushka Veslovskiy who plays Zhenya. The story unfolds against a backdrop of displays by flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller-skating performers, and features the award-winning RUBAN 13 people springboard troupe, among others.