Mexican Circus Delights Kids of All Ages
The traveling Mexican circus rolled into Todos Santos earlier this week.
In a day’s time the Circo de Miami transformed a dusty parking lot into a first-class carnival of music, light, color and entertainment.
But most magical to me was that this traveling Mexican circus turned back the clock to a simpler time.
Forty five years ago, when I was a 10-year-old boy, my parents took me to see the “Greatest Show on Earth:” the famed Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus, when it came to San Jose, California. I still remember those roaring lions, high-wire tightrope walkers, fire-eaters, clowns and beautiful dancing horses.
The Circo de Miami lived up to this memory. It’s a great family entertainment experience for children and adults alike.
For ticket prices ranging from 30 pesos (less than $3 USD) to $150 pesos, we were treated to 3 hours of nonstop action and comedy.
Every performer appeared to have at least four or five jobs. Trapeze acrobats turned into animal tamers after a quick change of costume. Between acts, clowns in outlandish costumes and painted faces performed hilarious skits.
Check the Circo de Miami web page for information on upcoming performance dates and locations.
In the meantime, enjoy this photo essay of the Mexican circus!