THE THIRD WIND (Canada)
A collaboration of three experienced contemporary circus artists who joined together in 2011 to create, perform and entertain with their unique, high-level circus skills. Quite literally high flying entertainment, The Third Wind dazzles audiences with breath taking acrobatics, in disciplines ranging from Russian Bar, to hand to hand, to comedy juggling, specializing in the seemingly impossible. The show is a collaboration of three seasoned performers creating one hilarious and awe-inspiring shown, always leaving audiences with their hearts in their throats and smiles on their faces.
Byron Bertram (Canada)
Canadian Comedy Entertainer Byron has been wowing audiences for over 15 years in 5 continents with his unique street theatre show involving, comedy, audience interaction, juggling, escapes, and more. This is his debut in Dubai and he's very much looking forward to performing in the Middle East. Born and Raised in Vancouver to an artistic background. His father a musician, his Mother an artist, his Grandfather was the famous late painter and "Order of Canada" recipient Toni Onley, and his Great Grandfather Jim Onley, was a well known stage actor in the UK in the 30's and 40's before emigrating the family to Canada in 1948. An only child with undying need to be the center of attention and in the limelight along with the creative DNA he was born with, He started his a career as a street entertainer at the age of 16, which was inspired after learning how to juggle in a summer school for the performing arts program, the rest is history.
Mr Woodnote, Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus (UK)
Three of the UK's most notorious street performers. Their unique and funky styles have made them favorites on the UK and European festival circuits but most important is their dedication to street performance. Mr Woodnote makes all the beats and grooves live on the spot with only a saxophone, some beatboxing and a loopstation! Always hip and bouncy, Mr Woodnote's music resonates with people from all walks of life. Eva Lazarus (Dub Mafia) and Lil Rhys are two most intelligent and musical lyricists, bringing humour and politics to mix the three make a great show, not to be missed!
The Scarlett Lady (UK)
Bubbly, funny and entertaining, she interacts naturally with her audience. Escaping from a pair of shackles, popping balloons with her whip and balancing high on a ladder while juggling clubs and she does it all with a smile. It's vibrant, technically skilled stuff. You can't help but be charmed by the Scarlet Lady.
Pete Dobbing (UK)
The last in a long line of East End wideboys, Pete was tragically abandoned by his mother and father and raised by wild audiences. Climbing an unsupported, 10ft ladder, he has an uncanny ability to remain upright, teetering in the air. Playing with knives whilst balancing at the top is dangerous enough…but to do it all wearing a kilt redefines the term 'personal risk' Pete is a meticulous engineer of audience reactions, you don't watch his show: you experience it. Street Performance World Championship Finalist 2010: "balancing adeptly atop an unsupported ladder", "a kilted gent" The Guardian 'wonderful, energetic and entertaining' - The Irish Examiner
Considered the street performer’s street performer, Anthony has been pushing the boundaries of street theatre throughout a 28 year career on the street and the stage. Anthony is a master of creation and destruction; edgy, funny, and a complete disaster (in a good way).
Sparky Mark (UK)
Mark developed this show traveling the Countries and Streets of the world for 10 years in locations as exotic as Belgium, France, Germany Japan, Australia, North and South America, Scandinavia, all other countries in Europe and finally London, U.K. As a result of its traveling roots the show bends but not quite breaks society's rules so audiences get involved in ways they least expected. Along with some juggling, ball spinning, unicycling and throwing a Chainsaw around on a stupidly high and tiny platform, the show brings a touch of iconic Covent Garden, London to Dubai.
Hilby the skinny German juggle boy (Germany)
The New York Times call him “Rivetingly Absurd” Best described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn’t mean you can not be funny. While being an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects as well as countless circus and variety skills such as Unicycling, , balancing stunts and the list goes on and on, he really gets his audience involved and creates magical and hilarious moments through there participation.
Yes all that and more.
The Brucey Show (Australia)
Australia’s cheekiest son is making his way to Dubai. Bringing his telltale style of laidback comedy intermingled with some unusual circus tricks, just like the rest of the world; Dubai will succumb to his charming ways. Come and see him again and again as there’s always something different from show to show. With fantastic magic, whip cracking and the highest ball catch on his head, people can’t stop talking about this guy. “Best street show I’ve ever seen!” - Brucey’s Mum “Dag” - Bruceys brother “Brucey, ha, he was a mistake….” - Brucey’s Dad Come and Enjoy.
Carmen Buffa (Columbia)
A juggling comedy, inspired in the opera classic composed by Georges Bizet. From the far away land of Colombia, a latin woman plays a Spanish gypsy, whose passion for love will lead her to a hilarious and tragic ending. Juggling tricks, fortune telling and flamenco dancing are all part of a box full of surprises... Performed and created by Catalina Del Castillo, a Colombian circus artist with a long career in Europe and Latin America, performing for the first time in the middle east!
Doctor Bucketman (Spain)
Professional street drummer with great originality; totally outside the conventional things, that amazes everybody. All the instruments used in the Doctor Bucketman’s show are daily household objects that anyone would recognize. The music is executed with great ability and intelligence on: frying pans, pots, paint buckets, tuppers, etc… Underneath his cap, hides a great musician, drummer, composer, and creative artist from Madrid-Spain with more than twenty years of exclusive dedication to drums, that has gotten to cross all the corners of Europe geography with its performances.
Mr. Dyvintez (Chile)
The Cyr Wheel was invented in Montreal in 2003 and only a few artists so far know how to use it well.
This performance is a mix of different techniques; a fusion between the artist and his extension of the body which comes to life inside the wheel and moves and goes around on stage. With total control of the ring, Mr. Dyvintez spins in a 360 degree space, executing at the same time acrobatic figures and surprising dance moves.
Playing with the difficulty of balance and visual beauty and combining it with professionalism bear the result of a different, but new and emotional show.
Goma materializes on the street a piece of his own imagination; making humor and comical improvisation a unique language for dialogue for his audience. The show is a fusion of juggling skills, physical comedy and improvised actions with the purpose of provocation and reflection about the everyday life. Is a collective game where the audience is not only a witness, but many times also a main character. This show had been played successfully in lots of festivals around Europe, and it dynamic structure makes every show a new challenge!
Little Arif (UK)
A former White-Van-Man turned Entertainer - Arif uses all of the tools of his trade to wow, entertain and thrill. Juggling hammers, hitting a 4-inch nail into his nose and even throwing an angle grinder into the air.
Potato Paddy (Ireland)
Paddy really connects with the people and leaves them feeling alive. ...a modern day Houdini, a crazy show and a great showman. Paddy is one of the funniest acts on the festival circuit. Not only are his escapes amazing (locks, ropes, chains), but he also injects his Irish charm and wit into every performance and his audiences just love him with his cheeky entertainment.
ALAKAZAM is an International Street entertainer. He presents a 100% high-energy show that will have you reeling with laughter and twisting in your seat. Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Al's incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger.
A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy: THE HUMAN KNOT is a self-contained freak-show suitable for the whole family!
ALAKAZAM was a grand finalist on "Australia's got talent" Season 1. He has performed in 35 countries since 1996. UAE is number 36.