The first traveling water show in the Middle East “Fontana” was launched by Cirque Du Liban in Beirut a few days ago in a grand opening gathering a troupe of 30 acrobats, dancers, musicians, and stuntmen from Lebanon and around the world.
This traveling water circus was originally scheduled to be launched on November 7, but due to the recent developments related to the Lebanese uprising, the opening date was postponed. The team refused to cancel it, determined that this magnificent show must take place and be presented to the Lebanese.
And so it is that people and personalities of all ages and different backgrounds gathered at Beirut Waterfront on November 29 to attend the opening of the Fontana circus. The Lebanese flag was present at the opening as a greeting from the circus organizers to the uprising Lebanese people.
The show kicked off in a journey of excitement where a group of professionals presented a series of shows and performances, from death-defying acts to feats of flexibility and many more, including mobile dancing fountains.
In this two-hour show, the audience was transported to a world of fantasy by the sounds of water fountains, the magical lighting, the voice of opera, the musical selections that simulated the nature of the presentations, and the light shadows that moved children into interacting with the clowns.
Between acts, clowns and dancers joined the audience, interacting with children and entertaining with their tricks. The audience was bewildered by the variety of high-performance shows, as “Fontana” succeeded in entertaining everybody.
The world-class Cirque Du Liban has been working for almost a year and a half to showcase the Lebanese audience with the most beautiful and entertaining shows, with the participation of artists and athletes from Lebanon and around the world, and a variety of performances.
The founder of the circus Isaqu Abu Sari told Annahar News that the circus will always draw a smile on the faces of the Lebanese.
Perhaps this smile will come to be deeply heartfelt when the people’s chants for the rights to live in dignity are met.
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