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“Gay” circus premieres in Barcelona

Tony Grew June 20, 2008

Circus performance is the latest art form to be given a gay treatment with the creation of a “new notion of circus based on male and female acrobatics and oriented to a gay and lesbian friendly audience.”

Promoters describe the event, which has taken two years to prepare, as “a show for people without prejudices.”

The Gay Circus will premiere in Barcelona on July 25th, during the EuroGames.

“For the first time in the world, a circus created for lovers of high-quality shows and of a culture for the emotional and sexual diversity, a contribution to the normalisation of homosexuality,” said promoter Irene Peralta.

“Currently, we can find references to Gay Games, ballet performances, theatre, literature and cinema with a homosexual oriented thematic.

“However, there’s no previous circus conceived from a gay angle and which aims at a wider audience in favour of a greater visibility of homosexuality.

“Gay Circus will transform the traditional understanding of the circus.”

The circus will perform nine two-hour shows in a big top that can hold 1,300 spectators.

The promoters claimed that “expressiveness, sensuality and poetry will fuse … achieving an up-to-date, modern and attractive aesthetic.

“Gay Circus flows like a dialogue between angels and devils, the eternal dispute between good and evil set now on a ring, with numerous references to literature, painting, dance, sculpture, photography, and cinema.”

For more information on Gay Circus visit their website.

“Gay” circus premieres in Barcelona

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