Already closed | 1h 50m | Midtown W

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

This holiday season, wishes do come true! Growing up, real-life brothers Bibi and Bichu wanted one thing: to someday join the circus. Now they're here to share their dream with you and your family. More…

Watch agile tumblers ricochet around the stage, elastic contortionists twist into unfathomable shapes, and expert jugglers exchange an endless array of objects. Let the infectious joy and effervescent energy of Ethiopia's astonishing circus artists warm your heart and inspire you to dream big. Best for ages 5 and up.

1h 50m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing, Intense
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Avg Score

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy good circus acts from an African based company. Great entertainment for both kids and adults. Simple staging, great acts.

Don't see it if you do not like the circus or do not like being in a theater with a lot of children.

85
Dizzying, Entertaining, Great sound design, Intense, Original

See it if being dazzled by acrobatics of amazingly talented & charming young cast appeals—jaw-clenching acts performed by a joyous, gleeful troupe!

Don't see it if averse to thrilling acts challenging gravity & self-preservation. Don't want to be impressed by extraordinary charm & grit (see below)

Also Several company members were inexplicably denied visas to perform in t... Read more Read less

96
Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want a great acrobatic show. They put some new twists on acts I have seen over and over again. Really well done and talented performers.

Don't see it if looking for a show with a story. This is an acrobatic show. The midpoint comedy act, needs some work, but all the performers were excellent.

Also I recommend this show for all ages.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You appreciate superb training and an ability to use your body in remarkable ways.

Don't see it if You are looking for context. This is a visual and amazing statement.

85
Dizzying, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want a great family show. I only wish the women were allowed to tumble, juggle like men. And wear real clothes like the men.

Don't see it if You think women performers should be allowed to do more than "women" acts: bending, spinning, etc. in skimpy outfits. Equality? It is 2019.

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Intense, Epic

See it if if you like cirque du soleil

Don't see it if IF you want something with a rich plot

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if It is a beautiful and very artistic show. Performers are amazing and music is incredible.

Don't see it if Should definitively see it. Good for kids and adults!


December 12th, 2018
"With inventive twists on familiar acts, 'Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams' is an exhilarating holiday show for the whole family...The first half of the show flies by—often literally, with gravity-defying acts...The second act includes the mesmerizing Summer Lacy, an aerialist who climbs and wr...
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April 13th, 2018
for a previous production "The soundtrack fuses jazz and scat with cultural world music, all supported by a highly rhythmic, electro style beat. It’s joyous to listen to...It shouldn’t be completely slick and seamless – the raw energy that emanates from this troupe is part of the joy of watching...But in parts, this is a ...
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August 11th, 2017
for a previous production "A solid first act for a circus show and the audience cheer and clap along to the excellent fusion of traditional music and beats that accompanies the show. We then get a moment to catch our breath only to have it whipped away from us by an impressive contortion duo which leads into some impressi...
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April 12th, 2018
for a previous production "A boisterous, hour-long, family-friendly display of exuberance from a company at the top of their game and with a message to shout about...Humming with brio and many-splendored joy, they burst out on stage, revealing sequence after sequence of contortion, hand vaulting, acrobatics, club juggling...
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