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Vietnamese contemporary circus makes it to Sydney Opera House

New Circus of Vietnam troupe is performing contemporary circus show 'A O Lang Pho' in Australia from June 12-15.

Hanoi circus hands over baby bears after audience complaints

Two one-year-old bears have been freed from performing for the Hanoi Central Circus after complaints from local and foreign viewers.

Flying high on love, Vietnamese acrobats win silver

Hien Phuoc and Thanh Hoa wowed thousands with an extraordinary performance at the Golden Elephant circus festival in Spain.
March 01, 2019 | 10:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s ‘My Village’ bamboo circus wows Australia

‘My Village,’ dramatizing traditional Vietnamese village life, is being performed February 8-17 at the Perth Festival in Australia.
February 15, 2019 | 02:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam circuses accused of animal abuse

Animal welfare organization calls for total ban, circus federation defends ‘long-standing tradition.’
June 10, 2018 | 06:57 am GMT+7

Vietnamese brothers head into UK talent show final

Their incredible balancing act wins admiration of people from around the world.
June 03, 2018 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Love of the ring: undying passion in Vietnam’s dying circus industry

For 40 years, Phi Vu has watched the ups and downs of his beloved circus, including a near fatal ‘hi-tech’ blow.
June 01, 2018 | 11:25 am GMT+7

It took 20 years: How Vietnam’s circus brothers wowed the world with daredevil stunt

To perform an internationally recognized act, the Giang brothers had to overcome challenges that at times seemed unbearable.
May 01, 2018 | 07:41 am GMT+7

Vietnamese world record-breaking circus artists wow UK talent show

Simon Cowell and the other judges were on their feet as the brothers performed their head-to-head balancing stunt.
April 24, 2018 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

Seven charged in Australia over circus 'child abuse ring'

The systemic abuse of the children, all aged under eight, occurred between 2014 and 2016, police claim.
February 06, 2018 | 08:45 am GMT+7

Neck injury leaves world-renowned Vietnamese acrobat's career in the balance

Doctors have told him to quit but it seems the show must go on.
September 12, 2017 | 11:37 am GMT+7

Bend and stretch: Sweating it out at a Vietnamese dance college

Contortionists are grinding from dawn until midnight to prepare tough circus acts for the international arena.
August 14, 2017 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

'Greatest Show on Earth' takes its final bow after 146 years

"It's the people, it's the spirit, the dedication, the perseverance of everyone that you'll see here tonight that makes the impossible possible."
May 22, 2017 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese circus artists break world record in head-to-head balance stunt

They succeeded at the first try in Spain this week, according to media reports.
December 23, 2016 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

Famed U.S. circus act packs up trunks and retires

Elephants are preparing to take their final bow at the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans and enraged animal activists. For 145 years, elephants have been performing tricks like these at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.But now only 11 remain, and on Sunday they'll take their final bow amid pressure from animal rights groups.......and head to this elephant conservation center, owned and operated by the circus, in Polk City, Florida.They're retiring a little earlier than planned...But Alana Feld, executive vice president of Feld Entertainment, the circus' parent company, says the time is right to say goodbye."There's been such a change in the legislative landscape around the country, and there's also been a mood shift among our consumers as well."But some say the conservation center won't be much better for the elephants.Anthrozoologist John Di Leonardo is a campaigner for PETA, an animal advocacy group."They'll continue to be threatened with bullhooks, possibly Tased with electric prods. The male elephants will be kept in solitary confinement behind bars and the other elephants will be chained up to 16 hours a day."But the circus says, those allegations are simply wrong.It maintains the elephants will be well-treated and have plenty of space, although one thing is clear.While the elephants may be hanging up their costumes on May 1......the debate over their care is far from over.
April 30, 2016 | 08:04 pm GMT+7
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