Family affair at Moscow circus

PERFORMERS: Dakota Weber, Cruz Weber and Brad Jenner are ready to go for their first Great Moscow Circus 2017-2020 Australian tour performance in Port Lincoln.
PERFORMERS: Dakota Weber, Cruz Weber and Brad Jenner are ready to go for their first Great Moscow Circus 2017-2020 Australian tour performance in Port Lincoln.

Roll up, roll up: The Great Moscow Circus is in town.

Performers from all corners of the world are ready to entertain the Eyre Peninsula during their performances, held between July 12 and 21 at Dorward Oval.

Russian dancer, singer and aerial net performer Dakota Weber, who is a seventh generation circus performer, said she was “born on the road” and loves to watch the reaction from the crowd after performing dazzling stunts.

“(The circus) is the only thing I know...all my family is in it,” Miss Weber said.

“My mum and dad trained me from a young age to perform.”

Miss Weber said she would be performing hand stands from the height of six metres as part of her routine.

It is truly a family experience for Miss Weber, as her four year old cousin Cruz Weber will be performing stunts as a “flair grom” alongside her boyfriend, flair rider Brad Jenner.

Mr Jenner said he enjoyed performing and training with Cruz, who felt left out if he did not perform in the show.

“I think I’m really good...I like riding,” Cruz said.

Promoter Mark Edgley said the first Great Moscow Circus visited Australia in 1965, and more than seven million Australians had attended the show.

“So far, audiences that have attended this current tour rate it as one of the most spectacular Great Moscow Circus productions ever,” Mr Edgley said. 

Tickets start at $30 for adults, $25 for students and concessions and $20 for children, and the first show starts at 7pm on Thursday, July 12.

For more information and tickets visit www.thegreatmoscowcircus.com.au.