First Published: 2013-08-30


Moscow Grand Circus lands in Abu Dhabi for global premiere


World premiere will portray varied shades of life through mesmerising fusion of graceful ballet choreography, spectacular circus acts, daring acrobatics.


Middle East Online

Spectacular performances

ABU DHABI - The world premiere of 'Moscow Grand Circus', produced by Gandey World Class Productions is set to thrill UAE audiences from 25 - 28 September, 2013 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

'Moscow Grand Circus' will portray the varied shades of life through a mesmerising fusion of graceful ballet choreography, spectacular Russian circus acts, daring acrobatics, and zany clowns. The captivating show is essentially a traditional act delivered in a contemporary style, featuring renowned and emerging performers that have been chosen for their unrivalled skill and vast talent.

Six shows have been scheduled for the two-hour production that will have a 20-minute interval. On 25 - 26 September (Wednesday and Thursday), the shows will commence at 7:00pm, while the shows scheduled for Friday, 27 September will start at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Meanwhile audiences have the option to choose from shows starting at 11:00am or 3:30pm on Saturday, 28 September.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Chief Commercial Officer at ADNEC, said, "At ADNEC, we are keen on attracting new events that entertain audiences and capture their imagination. Following the successful run of the 'Chinese State Circus' last year, we are pleased to host the 'Moscow Grand Circus' produced by Gandey World Class Productions. Over the years, we have found an ideal partner in the company for the creativity it brings to the world of entertainment and capacity to meet the expectations of the discerning audiences in the UAE."

Phillip Gandey, Director at Gandey World Class Productions, said, "It gives us great pride to bring our world-class circus act to ADNEC. Gandey Productions continues to put together some of the most spectacular and innovative Russian circus performances. We have hand-picked artists for the Moscow Grand Circus to create a one-of-a-kind show. The line-up includes award-winning clowns from the Monte Carlo circus festival, a seven-member Didyk Troupe that will enthral spectators with daring acts on the trapeze swing, and Fakhriddin Akhnazarov, one of the strongest men in the world. We look forward to entertaining and challenging the imagination of our audiences in this region."

For over 40 years, Gandey World Class Productions has demonstrated ground-breaking creativity and imagination in staging some of most widely-accepted and memorable shows across the Middle East, China, the UK and Western Europe. The production company has a gilded history of success in providing entertainment globally, while paying particular attention to cultural traditions throughout the Middle East.


Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul face stiff resistance

No Russian air strikes on Aleppo in 7 days

Thousands of Yemenis await lifting of Coalition blockade

UN receives reports of dozens of IS atrocities near Mosul

In violation of constitution, Iraq parliament votes to ban alcohol

UN envoy to Yemen presents peace proposal to Huthis

Turkey says US must extradite Gulen to avoid damaging ties

Mosul survivors recount fleeing IS 'caliphate'

Report finds Israeli forces could have avoided killings

NATO flies first surveillance mission backing anti-IS coalition

Russian FM says Mosul offensive equivalent to Moscow's Aleppo bombing

Saudi Arabia denies it imposed Yemen blockade

Syria Kurds say Turkey wants to prevent Raqa recapture

Anger at Israel national theatre show in occupied West Bank

Hundreds protest against UN 'complicity' in rebel-held Yemen capital

Turkey FM says ground operation in Iraq a possibility

Iraqi forces retake town from IS

Iran nuclear negotiator cleared of spying charges

Al-Shabaab in suicide bomb attack on AU base in Somalia

Gunmen kill two policemen in eastern Saudi Arabia

Iraqi paramilitary to block IS from fleeing Mosul for Syria

Two imams arrested in Ibiza over 'Islamic State support'

US general raises Yemen concerns with Saudi officials

At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey explosion

French FM annoys Turkey by contrasting states of emergency

UN planning for 150,000 displaced by Mosul battle

UAE jails Sudanese man for planning attacks on immigrants

Qatar in 3 days of mourning for former emir

16 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Civilians suffer in IS 'smoke war'

74 jihadists dead after IS assault on Kirkuk

Nearly 100 civilians dead in Turkey-backed Syria op

Kuwait says more work required to counter IS funding

Mosul refugees under IS fire at Syrian border

Morocco king calls for public administration reform

Israeli air force strikes Gaza

Russia not considering renewing Aleppo ceasefire

Israel minister: ‘we will completely destroy’ Gaza in next war

Mosul battle sees highest number of US air strikes yet

Palestinians free four held after visiting settlement during Sukkot

IS executes five Iraqis in western town

Baghdad denies Ankara taking part in Mosul operation

Clashes, air strikes end Aleppo ceasefire

Iraq forces press Mosul assault

UN call to extend Yemen truce falls on deaf ears