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Sunday 07 November 2021

Colombian Circus Brings The Party From Bogot To Brighton This Christmas

Fresh from Colombia's capital city, one of the world's leading circus companies, Circolombia, bring an uplifting on-stage party to Brighton Dome, next month. 
Credit Mike Poole

Acéléré fuses exhilarating acrobatic feats with live singing, dancing and rapping in a circus-concert, ideal for families, a friends' night out or an alternative festive celebration. 

The company of singers and circus artists will deliver an energetic, gravity-defying performance that showcases their skills and bravery, while transporting audiences to the vibrant streets of Bogotá through the upbeat sounds of Latin music.

Described as 'fireworks in a matchbox', Circolombia live by the motto 'Compartir es Vivir'to share is to live – and life, love and laughter overflow from all the artists on stage. 

Circolombia: Acéléré at Brighton Dome

Combined with the company's masterful abilities, their performances engage the audience in authentic, visceral and spine-tingling emotions to provide an unforgettable contemporary circus experience like no other.

Felicity Simpson, Director & Creative Producer of Circolombia said: 

"Acéléré means accelerate in Spanish and this perfectly explains the theme behind our show – it is all about taking risks and having the courage to move forward and most importantly it is the women who lead the way. 

"After the darkness of the last year, we cannot wait to bring our Latin passion and energy - the DNA of Circolombia - to Brighton!" 

Tickets start from £15, including family and group discounts and a special NHS staff offer. Socially distanced seating is available at some performances for audience members who may be vulnerable. 

Circolombia - Acéléré at Brighton Dome form 17th – 27th December 2021 (evening and matinees). Book online: - Tel: 01273 709709

by: Mike Cobley


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