October 11 - November 3, 2019
Circus Tent: Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City (map)
Founded in Venice, Italy in 1842, the Zoppé Italian Family Circus has been entertaining audiences for seven generations with its enchanting exhibition of European circus.
The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into an authentic one-ring circus tent, which honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, and featuring his son Julien, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that showcases acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. The Circus evokes something from a picture book: the clown, the trapeze, the dancing dogs, the ring and the tent, created to be reminiscent of the one-ring European family circuses of the last century and will thrill and amaze children and adults alike with its breathtaking stunts and astonishing acrobatics.Sixth generation circus performer Giovanni Zoppé traces the beginning of performance art to the circus arts, with its humble beginnings in street clowns and jugglers. “The circus is antique,” he says, “it’s history.” In his case, it’s something more. It’s family history. Still, the show’s storyline and acts change every year, so no worries if you saw a prior Redwood City date. While based in history and tradition, this year's show features exciting new acts such as the acrobatic family Los Rios, the hair-raising Chinese Pole act of Duo Straight Up, the new “Russia Swing” of La Familia Sanchez, and the powerful aerial stunts of Lyra, along with the many other
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