Joburg Theatre is proud to present Cirque Infernal, direct from Europe, on the Mandela stage from September 6thto September 23rd2018. Inspired by Frederico Fellini, Wim Wenders and Tim Burton,Cirque Infernal offers non-stop captivating entertainment with astonishing and death defying acts.
Cirque Infernal was created by Danny Varanne – Danny was part of Le Grand Cirque Adrenalinewhich was presented at Joburg Theatre in 2012. He headlined the motorbike act; The Globe of Death, which left the audience in awe as they watched three bikers ride inside a globe of steel at speeds of up to 65km/h, all the while trying to avoid collision!
Born and raised in a traditional family of performers, Danny started as a showman in his parent’s burlesque theatre in France from an early age. Along with his brothers, Danny started a motorcycle daredevil show. They toured the world and became internationally acclaimed for their skills. In 2012, Danny received two awards at the prestigious Festival International Du Cirque De Monte-Carlo, and an official Guinness World Record!
“I am extremely excited to be returning to Joburg,” says Danny. “I have developed my appreciation for gothic and circus stories into Cirque Infernal, and I can’t wait for South African audiences to witness this breathtaking production. The show features two world firsts and thrilling jaw droppers, as well as moments of pure poetry.”
Cirque Infernal features some of the world’s top circus performers like Trapeze artists Celeste Bliss (USA)and François Colarusso (France/Canada). Wilson Stey(France) is the funambulist (tightrope walking). At only 23 years old, Stey is originally from Germany. His ancestors have been walking the tightrope since the Middle Ages. Pro Sufi dancer Aurelia Baqueis a native of Toulouse, France. She spent half a year in an Indian Ashram, learning and practising the daily the art of Sufi dancing and many more.
Cirque Infernal is on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre from September 6thto September 23rd, 2018. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.