Circus stars invade the city

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Address: Via Fabrizio De André angolo lungarno Aldo Moro , Florence

Date: Friday 03 January 2020


The stars of the contemporary circus in Florence

While waiting for the two shows at TuscanyHall they invaded the city center

The Black Blues Brothers

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 January at 9pm


Gran Gala du Cirque

Sunday 5 January at 8.45pm and Monday 6 January at 6.00pm

TuscanyHall (formerly Obihall) - via Fabrizio De André / Lungarno Aldo Moro - Florence

From Friday 3 and Monday 6 January they will be at TuscanyHall in Florence. While waiting for the two shows, the Black Blues Brothers and some artists of the Gran Gala du Cirque brought joy, magic and acrobatics to the city center. Download here photos and videos of this spectacular "invasion":

Five acrobats with Africa in blood and the Blues Brothers in the heart and international stars of the new circus: the Black Blues Brothers will be on stage at TuscanyHall on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 January at 9 pm. Following two major events with the Grand Gala du Cirque , Sunday 5 at 8.45 pm and Monday 6 January at 6.00 pm.

Tickets (seats numbered from 28 to 52 euros, including presale rights) are available in Box Office Toscana sales points ( ) and online at .


Friday 3 and Saturday 4 January 2020 9 pm

The acrobatic musical comic tribute to the famous film, hailed by Franco Cordelli in the Corriere della Sera as "the glittering feat of the magnificent five", applauded in the last edition of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by over 12,000 spectators, has exceeded 500 dates in Europe with over 250,000 spectators.

Between contemporary circus and musical comedy, this acrobatic theater show stems from the imagination of Alexander Sunny (producer and editor of special TVs on the Cirque du Soleil).

In a local Cotton Club style, on the well-known rhythm'n'blues of a vintage radio, the five Black Blues Brothers transform into equilibrists, flag-wavers, jumpers and jugglers with fire. Each prop object (chairs, tables, coat racks, vases and even mirrors) becomes a tool for breathtaking acrobatics inserted in hilarious gags, hilarious dance challenges and constant involvement of the public. With the overwhelming soundtrack of the legendary film by John Landis, the Black Blues Brothers revive one of the greatest pop myths of our time with human pyramids, limbo with fire, acrobatic jump with rope and in two circles. A dynamic and full of energy performance that also enchanted the public of the famous French show Le plus grand cabaret du Monde and T ú Sí Que Vales Italia.

The Black Blues Brothers come from Sarakasi, a social circus trust based in Nairobi, Kenya, founded by the top UN official Rudy van Dijck to help the slum youths overcome the difficult situations in which they live. Because of this commitment, the Black Blues Brothers were invited to perform for Pope Francis during the Jubilee of Popular Entertainment, an exciting recognition for their skill as well as the solidarity activity they have been carrying out for years in Central Africa.


Sunday 5 January at 8.45pm and Monday 6 January 2020 at 6.00pm

Between the suspense of the classical circus and the fascination of contemporary dance, the Gran Gala du Cirque brings to the TuscanyHall a show featuring international stars of the new circus scene, with artists from Cirque du Soleil, London Royal Albert Hall, Lido de Paris, Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse Paris, Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Monte Carlo Circus Festival, Wintergarten Varieté Berlin, Ringling-Barnum-Bailey Circus (USA), Big Apple Circus (New York), Bolshoi Circus (Moscow), Circus Roncalli (Germany), Swiss National Circus Knie, Spoleto Festival, World Theater (Singapore), Sidney Opera House, New Victory Theater (Broadway).

A unique and original show format, applauded by over 30,000 spectators, which stems from an idea by Raffaele De Ritis (director and circus critic) and Alessandro Serena (professor of circus and street show history at the University of Milan).

In the rich international cast Tim Kriegler, aerial dancer, awarded at the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris; Francisco Rojas, acrobat of extraordinary talent whose evolutions with the Cyr wheel recall the perfect Leonardesque image of the Vitruvian man; the Golden Power statues, with a golden body, an exaltation of human strength and power; Olga Golubeva, a dancer trained at the Russian school, protagonist of a poetic aerial picture around a magic flying lamp; the surreal and bewildered comedy of the Lucchettis, graduates in Paris with the Mandrake d'Oro, the Oscar-winning world of illusionism, defined by the newspaper Le Figaro as "the Italian Laurels and Laurels"; the ethereal dancer Katlin Vassileva, with an intense performance that challenges gravity and an intriguing number with hula hoops; the striking contortionist Andrey Romanovsky, endowed with impressive flexibility and able to jump rope while balancing with his hands. With his now delicate movements, now comical, now exciting, the elegant quartet of Ukrainian artists Dekru, masters of the modern pantomime, will accompany the public throughout the evening. -

The Black Blues Brothers

Friday 3 January 2020 9 pm

Saturday 4 January 2020 - 9 pm

Seat tickets numbered from 28 to 52 euros including presale rights

Gran Gala du Cirque

Sunday 5 January 2020 - 8.45 pm

Monday 6 January 2020 - 6 pm

Seat tickets numbered from 28 to 52 euros including presale rights

Info shows

TuscanyHall (formerly Obihall) - via Fabrizio De André / Lungarno Aldo Moro - Florence

Info tel. 055.6504112 -


Box Office Toscana (tel. 055.210804)

TicketOne (tel. 892.101)


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