Cirque Italia brings “Paranormal Cirque” to the parking lot at Cottonwood Shopping Center »Albuquerque Journal
Under the black and white marquee tent, hides a world that is both magical and macabre.
Cirque Italia has created “Paranormal Cirque” – a traveling show that will stop in Albuquerque from Thursday June 17 to June 27 at the Cottonwood Mall.
Cirque Italia was founded in Italy in 2012 and has put on an aquatic circus show, featuring acrobats performing stunts in the water.
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Sarah Kessler, public relations and media representative for Cirque Italia, said the show opened in June 2018 in Palmetto, Florida.
“The whole show has a Halloween feel,” Kessler says. “There is also comedy.
Kessler says the show is not for the faint of heart due to the death-defying performances and horror stories.
Artists are selected from all over the world and the show includes 12 to 15 performers. The crew is around 50 to bring magic to the masses, Kessler says.
The show includes the wheel of death, mystifying magic, and aerial silk work.
There are also monstrous creatures with hidden talents.
“Due to the content, there is an age limit,” Kessler says. 13-17 year olds are allowed with a tutor.
“There’s a pre-show and the whole front tent area is a graveyard,” she says. “There is makeup and a maze to go through. All the performers run and mix.
The show in Albuquerque will be presented by the Black Unit – which follows the company’s strict animal-free policy.
She says Cirque Italia is implementing all recommendations made by the CDC and local municipalities.
“The safety of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us,” she says. “Each member of the Cirque Italia family is committed to the health and well-being of our fans. As such, we have made certain adjustments and accommodations in order to comply with safety guidelines set out by local and state authorities. “
The adjustments include:
• Limited seats.
• Socially remote seating with visual cues throughout the tent.
• Mask mandate for anyone over 3 years old (available for purchase if needed).
• Increase in the number of hand sanitizing stations in and around the tent.
• All common areas wiped down and disinfected every 10-15 minutes.
More information can be found on cirqueitalia.com or at 941-704-8572.